Week in Photos 4/27 - 5/3

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Army Sgt. Thaddaeus Hendershot provides security at the site of a meeting with the Farah provincial director of telecommunications in Farah City, Afghanistan, May 1, 2013. Hendershot is assigned to Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah.  U.S. Navy photo by Chief Petty Officer Josh Ives
  • U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Joseph Ordille takes a pause from conducting function checks on an M1A1 Abrams tank on Camp Shir Ghazay in Afghanistan's Helmand province, April 25, 2013.  U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Ezekiel R. Kitandwe
  • U.S. Marines exit the back of a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter while conducting a parachute operation during exercise Eagle Resolve 2013 over Qatar, April 26, 2013. The helicopter crew is assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 266.  U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Christopher Q. Stone
  • A CH-47F Chinook helicopter transports equipment and supplies to the 7,200-foot level of Kahiltna Glacier, April 26, 2013. Crews, assigned to the 1st Battalion, 52nd Aviation Regiment, aided the National Park Service by transporting equipment and supplies to the 7,200-foot level of the glacier to set up a base camp for climbers attempting Mount McKinley this summer.  U.S. Army photo by John Pennell
  • As seen through a night-vision device, a helicopter lifts off as Navy SEALs attack a simulated enemy threat during Operation Urban Corkscrew, part of Emerald Warrior 2013, on Camp Shelby, Miss., April 29, 2013. The SEALs extracted two simulated downed helicopter pilots and returned them to safety during the operation. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chris Griffin
  • An Air Force AC-130W Scorpion II aerial gunner reloads 30mm ammunition in a flight during Emerald Warrior 2013 on Hurlburt Field, Fla., April 24, 2013. The annual tactical exercise is designed to leverage lessons learned from operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom to provide trained and ready forces to combatant commanders. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Bruch U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Bruch
  • U.S. Army Capt. Jamie Andrews uses an otoscope to examine a patient's eardrum during a training exercise as part of New Horizons 2013 at Western Regional Hospital in Belmopan, Belize, April 23, 2013. Andrews, a resident physician, is assigned to Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio.  U.S. Air Force photo by Tech Sgt. Tony Tolley
  • A U.S. sailor aboard the Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Richard E. Byrd attaches cargo to an MH-60S Seahawk helicopter while conducting a replenishment with the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz underway in the Pacific Ocean, April 28, 2013. The Seahawk is assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 6.  U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Apprentice Aiyana Paschal
  • A U.S. sailor runs on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush during sunset in the Atlantic Ocean, April 26, 2013. The Bush is conducting training operations.  U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Tony D. Curtis
  • U.S. Marines wait for instruction from their squad leader before participating in Eagle Resolve 2013 on Camp Al-Galail, Qatar, April 21, 2013.  U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kenny Holston
  • An HH-60H Seahawk helicopter flies over the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower at sunset in the North Arabian Sea, April 29, 2013. The Eisenhower is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility promoting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom.  U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Andrew Schneider