Week in Photos 4/13 - 4/19

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. and Afghan soldiers cross the Tarnak River in the Panjwai district in Afghanistan's Kandahar province, April 10, 2013. The soldiers are assigned to the 2nd Infantry Division's Company C, 1st Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Kimberly Hackbarth
  • U.S. Army Sgt. Nichole D. Sharp and her military working dog, Hatos, search a truck while assessing security in the new customs yard under construction near the Afghanistan-Pakistan border in the Spin Boldak district in Afghanistan's Kandahar province, April 8, 2013. Sharp, a military police officer, is assigned to the 3rd Infantry Division. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Shane Hamann
  • A coalition force member provides security during a patrol with Afghan special forces to escort a district governor in Helmand province, Afghanistan, April 14, 2013. Afghan forces have been taking the lead in operations to bring security and stability to the people of Afghanistan. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Pete Thibodeau
  • U.S. Army Capt. Jacob Estrada, left, and U.S. Navy Lt. Ronnie Mojzis walk down a staircase in the Farah provincial governor's office building after assessing damage during a meeting with the Farah provincial council in Farah City, Afghanistan, April 11, 2013. Estrada, a security force commander, and Mojzis, an engineer, are assigned to Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Petty Officer Josh Ives
  • Asta, a military police working dog, attacks U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class William Bryan during a controlled aggression demonstration at Ford Island on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, April 13, 2013. The military uses working dogs to apprehend suspects and to detect explosives and narcotics while searching buildings, ships and submarines. Bryan is a master-at-arms. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Diana Quinlan
  • U.S. Army Spc. Joseph Gonzalez provides rooftop security during a meeting with the Farah provincial council at the governor's compound in Farah City, Afghanistan, April 18, 2013. Gonzalez is assigned to Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Petty Officer Josh Ives
  • U.S. Navy Seaman Isia Washington directs an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 8 to land on the flight deck aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis underway in the Pacific Ocean, April 10, 2013. Washington is an aviation ordnanceman airman. U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Apprentice Ignacio D. Perez
  • Air Force Staff Sgt. Daniel Holmes conducts swift water rescue training during exercise Angel Thunder 2013 near Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., April 10, 2013. Holmes, a pararescueman, is assigned to the 48th Rescue Squadron. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Tim Chacon
  • Members of the U.S. Army Drill Team, part of the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment known as "The Old Guard," perform during an exhibition drill at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., April 13, 2013. The soldiers spend hours a week perfecting each movement and routine. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Luisito Brooks
  • U.S. Army Sgt. Jesse Untalan uses a camera to record his great-grandfather’s name, Pedro Untalan, a survivor of the Bataan Death March, at the Capas National Shrine in Capas in Tarlac province, Philippines, April 14, 2013. Jesse Untalan participated in Balikatan 2013, an annual bilateral training exercise to increase interoperability between the Philippine armed forces and U.S. military when responding to future natural disasters. Untalan is assigned to the U.S. Pacific Army Command. U.S. Marine Corps photo by 1st Lt. Garth M. Langley
  • Army Staff Sgt. Christopher Peiffer moves through the "island hopper" obstacle during the 30th annual Best Ranger Competition on Fort Benning, Ga., April 12, 2013. Peiffer is assigned to the 75th Ranger Regiment. U.S. Army photo by Ashley Cross