Week in Photos 4/19-4/26

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Army Col. J.P. McGee, left, speaks with Haji Mosolen, chief of the shura, during a meeting on Forward Operating Base Bostic in Kunar province, Afghanistan, April 20, 2013. McGee is commander of the 101st Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team.  U.S. Army photo by Spc. Vang Seng Thao
  • U.S. Marines prepare an unmanned aircraft system for a cargo drop on Camp Bastion in Helmand province, Afghanistan, April 18, 2013. The system's team conducted the mission to resupply Marines in Shir Ghazi, Afghanistan. The Marines are assigned to the Marine Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Squadron 3, Marine Air Control Group 38.  U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Anthony L. Ortiz
  • As seen through a night-vision device, U.S. Marines conduct a combat logistics patrol in Helmand province, Afghanistan, April 21, 2013. The Marines, assigned to Transportation Support Company, Combat Logistics Regiment 2, conducted the combat logistics patrol to resupply and support Regimental Combat Team 7. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Anthony L. Ortiz
  • U.S. Marines fire M4 carbines while conducting a marksmanship training exercise at a range in Al Galail, Qatar, April 22, 2013. The Marines are assigned to the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit's Maritime Raid Force.  U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Christopher Q. Stone
  • Soldiers fill sandbags during flood relief efforts in Clarksville, Mo., April 20, 2013. The soldiers are Missouri Army National Guardsmen assigned to the 2175th Military Police Company. Coast Guard, Army Corps of Engineers and National Guard units responded to major flooding along rivers in the Midwest.  U.S. Army photo by Bill Phelan
  • U.S. Air Force Col. Stuart Weinberger talks with airmen at the construction site of a government school at Orange Walk, Belize April, 19, 2013. Weinberger commands the 823rd Red Horse Squadron, Task Force Mahogany.  U.S. Air Force photo by Tech Sgt. Tony Tolley
  • U.S. Air Force Capts. Rebecca Slogic, center, and Chauncey Tarrant examine a child during medical readiness training as part of Beyond the Horizon 2013 in Cerro Plata, Panama, April 15, 2013. Slogic and Tarrant are pediatricians assigned to the San Antonio Military Medical Center in Texas. U.S. Army photo by Kaye Richey
  • Paratroopers jump out of a C-17 aircraft while conducting airborne operations over Malamute Drop Zone on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, April 17, 2013. U.S. Air Force photo by Justin Connaher
  • A Coast Guard seaman aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Stratton troubleshoots a radar system on the cutter's bridge while underway in the Pacific Ocean, April 19, 2013.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Annie R. B. Elis
  • Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Austin Anderson climbs an obstacle during the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force Commander's Cup tournament on Camp Pendleton, Calif., April 18, 2013. Anderson, a motor transportation mechanic, is assigned to the 1st Radio Battalion. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Joshua Young
  • U.S. Navy Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Kathleen Gorby conducts underwater photography training off the coast of Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, April 16, 2013. Gorby is a mass communication specialist. The Underwater Photo Team of Expeditionary Combat Camera conducts semi-annual training. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nicholas Tenorio
  • Future Marines gather in a formation for their morning warm up during the annual field meet in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., April 20, 2013. Hundreds of future Marines participated in various competitions, including pull ups, crunches and a test to give them a taste of boot camp.  U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Scott Schmidt
  • Aircraft fly in formation during a demonstration above the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis in the Pacific Ocean, April 20, 2013. The aircraft are assigned to the John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group, which is returning from an eight-month deployment in areas of responsibility for the U.S. 5th and 7th fleets. U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Marco Villasana