Week in Photos 6/22 - 6/28

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • A U.S. Army crew chief mans his UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter gun while providing security as he helps transport a sling-loaded M777A2 howitzer from Forward Operating Base Hadrian in Deh Rawud village in Uruzgan province to Kandahar Airfield in Afghanistan’s Kandahar province, June 18, 2013.  U.S. Army photo by Cpl. Chris Moore
  • A U.S. soldier operates a bulldozer to fill a hole before closing down Forward Operating Base Hadrian near Deh Rawud village in Uruzgan province, Afghanistan, June 22, 2013. The soldiers are assigned to the 3rd Infantry Division's 2nd Brigade Combat Team.  U.S. Army photo by Mark Doran
  • U.S. Army Capt. Nicholas Drake, center, talks with Afghan army Lt. Col. Mohammad Bashir, left, during a patrol break on the outskirts of Takiya Khana village in Bati Kot district in Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province, June 15, 2013. Drake is commander of the 101st Airborne Division's Security Forces Advisory and Assistance Team Archangel, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team.  U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Margaret Taylor
  • Colorado National Guardsmen get an aerial view from a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter of the massive fire wall burning out of control from the East Peak fire near La Veta, Colo., June 21, 2013. The soldiers are assigned to the Colorado Army National Guard's 2nd Battalion, 135th Aviation Regiment, stationed on Buckley Air Force Base in Aurora, Colo. U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Darin Overstreet
  • Army Sgt. Nicholas Parrott prepares a Bambi bucket for a CH-47 Chinook helicopter to help fight the East Peak fire near La Veta, Colo., June 21, 2013. Parrott is assigned to the Colorado Army National Guard's 2nd Battalion, 135th Aviation Regiment, stationed on Buckley Air Force Base in Aurora, Colo.  U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Darin Overstreet
  • Navy Chief Petty Officer Jonard Sygaco monitors the departure of an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter from the flight deck of the USS George Washington in the Pacific Ocean, June 23, 2013. The George Washington and its embarked air wing, Carrier Air Wing 5, provide a combat-ready force that protects and defends the collective maritime interest of the United States and its allies and partners in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ricardo R. Guzman
  • U.S. Marines from the USS Tortuga use amphibious assault vehicles, smoke flares and explosives for an amphibious assault during exercise Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training 2013 off the coast of Malaysia, June 21, 2013. The series of bilateral military exercises includes the U.S. Navy and the armed forces of Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Timor-Leste.   U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Cassandra Thompson
  • U.S. and Indonesian army paratroopers exit a C-17 Globemaster aircraft during a partnered mass-tactical airborne operation as part of exercise Garuda Shield 2013 bilateral training in West Java, Indonesia, June 18, 2013. The paratroopers are assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod
  • A U.S. Marine dives near the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge during a swim call after the conclusion of Exercise Eager Lion 2013 in Aqaba, Jordan, June 22, 2013. The annual, multinational exercise is designed to strengthen military-to-military relationships and enhance security and stability in the region.  U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Corbin J. Shea
  • A U.S. paratrooper, right, helps an Indonesian army paratrooper prepare to fire an M240B machine gun during weapons training as part of exercise Garuda Shield 2013 at 1st Kostrad headquarters in West Java, Indonesia, June 14, 2013.  U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod