Week in Photos 6/29 - 7/5

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Stephen Dodd engages his target during a foreign weapons and NATO ballistics live-fire shoot on Camp Leatherneck in Helmand province, Afghanistan, July 1, 2013. Dodd is assigned to Regimental Combat Team 7. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Ezekiel R. Kitandwe
  • U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class William Neason, left, and U.S. Marine Corps 1st Lt. Stephen T. Desmond, right, patrol through the ruins of a 200-year-old castle during Operation Northern Lion in Mohammad Abad village in Helmand province, Afghanistan, June 24, 2013. Neason, a hospital corpsman, and Desmond are assigned to Georgian Liaison Team-9. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Ezekiel R. Kitandwe
  • U.S. Marine Corps 1st Lt. Stephen T. Desmond, left, and Georgian soldiers talk with Afghan villagers during Operation Northern Lion in Mohammad Abad village in Helmand province, Afghanistan, June 24, 2013. Desmond is assigned to Georgian Liaison Team 9. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Ezekiel R. Kitandwe
  • Pallets descend to the ground after being air dropped from a C-17A Globemaster III aircraft over the outskirts of Ghorak village in Afghanistan’s Kandahar province, June 27, 2013. U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Ben Bloker
  • A U.S. Marine executes pre-convoy inspections before conducting Operation Northern Lion on Camp Leatherneck in Helmand province, Afghanistan, June 24, 2013. The Marine is assigned to Georgian Liaison Team-9. Northern Lion was a Georgian-led operation to deter insurgents, establish a security presence and gather human intelligence. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Ezekiel R. Kitandwe
  • U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Martine Witman lifts weights in the fitness center on Camp Leatherneck in Helmand province, Afghanistan, June 28, 2013. Witman, a transport air crewman, is assigned to the Volunteer Marine Rescue Detachment, Forward, and works out to maintain his physical fitness and operational readiness. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alejandro Pena
  • U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Ben Hudson climbs off the wing of an AV-8B Harrier jet aircraft after moving it aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard in the East China Sea, June 26, 2013. The Richard is conducting routine joint operations in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility. Hudson is assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit. U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Edward Guttierrez III
  • U.S. sailors aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey conduct a replenishment at sea with the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Tippecanoe in the Arabian Gulf, June 30, 2013. The Monterey is deployed to support maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Billy Ho
  • Paratroopers call for indirect fire during an airfield seizure at Sicily Drop Zone during Operation Fury Thunder, a training exercise, on Fort Bragg, N.C., June 22, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Juan F. Jimenez
  • A sailor gets a homecoming hug from a boy during a celebration for the Dwight D. Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group at its homeport in Norfolk, Va., July 2, 2013. The carrier group is returning to its homeport after operating in areas of responsibility for the U.S. 5th and 6th fleets. The sailors are assigned to Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron 5. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Petty Officer Leah Stiles