Week in Photos 5/3 - 5/10

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class, Sal Somoza motions toward the justice center building to other soldiers while maintaining security during a meeting with the Farah provincial chief justice in Farah City, Afghanistan, May 4, 2013.  U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer Josh Ives
  • U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. David Denseley, center, helps Afghan mortarmen clean the bore of a 60mm mortar at a mortar range near Camp Shorabak in Afghanistan's Helmand province, May 4, 2013. Denseley is assigned to the Regional Corps Battle School.  U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Ezekiel R. Kitandwe
  • U.S. Defense Department contractors and linguists working with the Regional Corps Battle School watch as mortar increments burn near Camp Shorabak in Afghanistan's Helmand province, May 4, 2013. U.S. Marines provided sucurity while the school's instructors while instructors trained Afghan soldiers to improve proficiency with the 60mm mortar system. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Ezekiel R. Kitandwe
  • U.S. Army Spc. Matt Cullen checks communications during a meeting with the Farah provincial chief justice in Farah City, Afghanistan, May 4, 2013. Cullen is assigned to the Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah's security force.  U.S. Navy photo by Chief Petty Officer Josh Ives
  • Navy Chief Petty Officer Jay Okonek, left, and 1st Class Petty Officer Jason Blase help guide pilots as they fill a 360-gallon Bambi bucket to help extinguish fires near Naval Base Ventura County's base housing at Point Mugu, Calif., May 3, 2013.  U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Chris Fahey
  • Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Benjamin Liskey inspects an F/A-18 Hornet before a flight during morning operations in Pensacola, Fla., May 8, 2013. Liskey is assigned to the Blue Angels, the Navy's flight demonstration squadron.  U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Lindsey
  • U.S. sailors move into position after an E-2C Hawkeye launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower in the North Arabian Sea, May 7, 2013. The Eisenhower is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility to conduct maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. The sailors are assigned to Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 121.  U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Shannon M. Smith
  • Marines fire an M777 A2 howitzer during a series of integrated exercises at the Combat Center’s Quakenbush Training Area in Twentynine Palms, Calif., April 26, 2013. The Marines are assigned to 5th Battalion, 14th Marine Regiment.  U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. William J. Jackson
  • Marine Corps chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear defense specialists perform decontamination procedures during a training exercise on Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, San Diego, April 30, 2013. The Marines took part in training to increase mission readiness and rehearse standard operating procedures. The specialists are assigned to Marine Wing Headquarters Squadron 3, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing.  U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Keonaona C. Paulo
  • U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Frederick S. Rudesheim, commanding general of U.S. Army South, presents a commander's coin of excellence to a student at a schoolhouse in El Salvador, May 8, 2013. U.S. Army South is leading Beyond the Horizon El Salvador, a humanitarian exercise sponsored by U.S. Southern Command, in its efforts to build a new school for the students.  U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Richard Frost
  • Marine Corps Cpl. Jonathan Ray practices his swimming techniques in Colorado Springs, Colo., May 2, 3013. Ray will compete during the 2013 Warrior Games, May 11-16, 2013.  DOD photo by Marvin Lynchard
  • A U.S. soldier prepares for Army Europe's Best Warrior competition at Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany, May, 8, 2013. The event begins in August. U.S. Army photo by Gertrud Zach