Week in Photos 6/8 - 6/14

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • Afghan children watch as U.S. soldiers and Afghan national security forces enter their school to deliver humanitarian aid school supplies in Jalalabad City in Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province, May 25, 2013.  U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jon Heinrich
  • U.S. Air Force Academy firefighters cut down a tree in an attempt to control the spread of the Black Forest fire in Colorado Springs, Colo., June 12, 2013. U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Christopher DeWitt
  • Air Force Academy firefighters battle a hotspot in the Black Forest Fire in Colorado Springs, Colo., June 12, 2013. A total of 16 personnel and five vehicles from the Academy have deployed to fight the fire, which has burned hundreds of homes and consumed thousands of acres. U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Christopher DeWitt
  • Colorado Army National Guard and Fort Carson, Colo., aviation assets provide firefighting assistance during the Black Forest fire in El Paso County, Colo., June 12, 2013. UH-60 Black Hawk and CH-47 Chinook helicopters are being used to fight the fire.  U.S. Army photo by 2nd Lt. Skye A. Robinson
  • A UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter flies into thick smoke while using a Bambi bucket to release water during the Black Forest fire in El Paso County, Colo., June 12, 2013. The pilots and crew chiefs are assigned to the 4th Infantry Division's 2nd General Support Aviation Battalion, 4th Aviation Regiment, 4th Combat Aviation Brigade. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jonathan C. Thibault
  • U.S. Army Maj. Matthew Brice, left, examines a child while U.S. Army Spc. Souheil Sarrouh provides comfort during medical training as part of Beyond the Horizon-Panama 2013 in Catina, Panama, May 29, 2013. The exercise, sponsored by U.S. Southern Command and led by U.S. Army South, deploys U.S. military engineers and medical personnel for training while providing humanitarian and civic assistance. Brice, a physician, and Sarrouh, a combat medic, are assigned to the 256th Combat Support Hospital. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Walter E. Van Ochten
  • U.S. Army Capt. Matt Radde treats a dairy cow on the Salvadoran cavalry base during Beyond the Horizon 2013 in El Tamarindo, El Salvador, June 1, 2013. The U.S. Southern Command sponsors the joint field training and humanitarian exercise, which provides engineering, construction and health care services to communities. Radde is assigned to the 994th Medical Detachment (Veterinarian Services).  U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Brendan Stephens
  • U.S. Navy Petty 3rd Class Matthew Kelley competes against the Latvian navy soccer team during an annual tournament in Ventspils, Latvia, June 9, 2013. The multinational exercise is designed to enhance maritime capabilities and interoperability with partner nations to promote maritime safety and security in the Baltic Sea. Kelley is assigned to the amphibious command ship USS Mount Whitney. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Josh Bennett
  • Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Darren Clay uses a ladder to board the littoral combat ship USS Freedom during a joint visit, board, search and seizure exercise in Singapore, June 11, 2013. The Freedom is in Singapore on an overseas deployment. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Cassandra Thompson
  • A U.S. soldier directs the driver of a dump truck before delivering a load of top soil to a work site affected by heavy rains in Lares, Puerto Rico, May 29, 2013.  U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Joseph Rivera Rebolledo
  • Army Capt. Cherise Neu and Dr. Kristin Camp demonstrate to employees of the Samoan Animal Production and Health Division how to perform equine dentistry during Pacific Partnership 2013 in Apia, Samoa, June 5, 2013. Pacific Partnership is the largest disaster response-preparation mission in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Samantha J. Webb
  • Marine Corps Sgt. Luis Remache, right, offers words of encouragement to Boston Marathon bombing victim J.P. Norden during his visit to the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., June 12, 2013. Norden and his brother, Paul Norden, each lost a leg, and were pelted with shrapnel during the second blast at the April 15 marathon while shielding others from the first blast. Walter Reed National Military Medical Center photo by Bernard S. Little
  • Army Staff Sgt. Samuel Spencer III receives an embrace from his family after returning from a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan at the Lawrenceville Armory in Trenton, N.J., June 6, 2013, Spencer was assigned to the 508th Military Police Company, which provided security and force protection, and advised the Afghan national police force in the Kabul region. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Wayne Woolley