Week in Photos 4/6 - 4/12

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • A U.S. Marine Corps Special Operations team member and his military working dog, Wilbur, maintain security from a field for Afghan army forces helping Afghan local police build a checkpoint in Helmand province, Afghanistan, April 3, 2013. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Pete Thibodeau
  • U.S. Army 1st Lt. Robert Wolfe waits to greet a Farah elder as he walks by during a meeting at the directorate of information and culture offices in Farah city, Afghanistan, April 10, 2013. Wolfe, a platoon leader, is assigned to Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Petty Officer Josh Ives
  • U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. James Brockwell, left, puts on his tactical vest before departing Forward Operating Base Zeebruge on a mounted patrol through the Kajaki district in Afghanistan's Helmand province, April 1, 2013. Brockwell is assigned to the U.S. Marine-led Kajaki Police Advisor Team. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Bobby J. Yarbrough
  • U.S. soldiers conduct a patrol through a local bazaar in the Khogyani district of Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province, March 30, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jon Heinrich
  • U.S. Army Sgt. Joshua J. Clark provides security for U.S. Air Force Explosive Ordinance Disposal personnel outside an Afghan border police checkpoint near the Afghanistan-Pakistan border in the Spin Boldak district of Afghanistan’s Kandahar province, April 1, 2013. Clark is assigned to the 591st Engineer Company, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 4th Striker Brigade Combat Team, Security Force Assistance Team 7. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Shane Hamann
  • Navy sailors aboard the guided-missile submarine USS Ohio secure mooring lines in Apra Harbor as Ohio arrives to conduct an exchange of command between in Polaris Point, Guam, April 11, 2013. U.S.  Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Jeffrey Jay Price
  • U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Fernado Jimenez directs an aircraft on to a catapult on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis in the South China Sea, April 6, 2013. The Stennis is deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts. U.S. Navy photo by Seaman D. Perez
  • Navy Airman Mathew Hanck inspects a landing gear switch on an F/A-18C hornet in the hangar bay of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz in the Pacific Ocean, April 8, 2013. The Nimitz is underway for a sustainment training exercise to prepare for an upcoming deployment. Hanck is assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron 146.  U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jason Behnke
  • U.S. Marines stand watch on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge while transiting the Suez Canal, April 5, 2013. The Kearsarge is the flagship for the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group and is supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. The Marines are assigned to the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Thomas Henderson
  • Retired Navy Lt. Rickey Bennett shoots during basketball practice for the upcoming Navy’s Wounded Warrior Games in State College Pa., April 4, 2013. DOD photo by EJ Hersom
  • Airmen present a giant American flag for nearly 50,000 fans to see the Cincinnati Reds play the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Mo., April 8, 2013. The airmen are assigned to the 375th Air Mobility Wing, Scott Air Force Base, Ill. Service members from base have participated in numerous community sporting events, but this was the first time they presented the flag on the opening day. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ryan Crane