Week in Photos 8/3 - 8/9

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U. S. Marine Corps Capt. Ernesto Howard reads a map during a patrol in Charibaya in Afghanistan's Helmand province, Aug. 8, 2013. Coalition forces patrolled to meet with Afghans in the area and investigate the terrain. Howard is the assistant officer in charge of the Supporting Arms Liaison Team, 2nd Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Tammy K. Hineline
  • U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Jarrett Goff kicks a wall in an empty compound during a patrol in Washir village in Helmand province, Afghanistan, July 29, 2013. Goff, a team leader, is assigned to Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Geoffrey K. Scarborough
  • U. S. Marine Corps Capt. Ernesto Howard takes notes during a patrol in Charibaya in Afghanistan's Helmand province, Aug. 8, 2013. Coalition forces patrolled to meet with Afghans in the area and investigate the terrain. Howard is the assistant officer in charge of the Supporting Arms Liaison Team, 2nd Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Tammy K. Hineline
  • U.S. Marines Corps Staff Sgt. Javier Jimenez searches the inside of an Afghan compound for improvised explosive devices and weapons during Operation Grizzly IV near Patrol Base Boldak in Helmand province, Afghanistan, July 31, 2013. Jimenez is assigned to Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Bobby J. Yarbrough
  • U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Quinton McCloud, right, and Zamp, a military working dog trained to detect improvised explosive devices, search inside an Afghan compound for any evidence of insurgency and weapons during Operation Grizzly IV near Patrol Base Boldak in Helmand province, Afghanistan, July 29, 2013. McCloud is assigned to Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment.  U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Bobby J. Yarbrough
  • U.S. Marines and Georgian troops meet with an Afghan man during a patrol in Charibaya in Afghanistan's Helmand province, Aug. 8, 2013. Coalition forces patrolled to meet with Afghans in the area and investigate the terrain. The Georgian troops are assigned to Liaison Team 9 and the 33rd Light Infantry Battalion.  U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Tammy K. Hineline
  • Airmen respond to a ground attack during Beverly Midnight 13-03, an operational readiness exercise on Osan Air Base, South Korea, Aug. 8, 2013. The exercise is designed to test the base's ability to defend and execute the mission in a heightened state of readiness. The airmen are members of the 51st Security Forces Squadron. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Emerson Nuñez
  • Illumination rounds light the way for forward observers to adjust artillery and mortar fire during a night portion of a four-day, live-fire exercise following the end of Talisman Saber 2013 in Townshend Island, Australia, Aug. 2, 2013. The live-fire exercise included the coordination of fire-support assets from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, the Australian army and several ships.  U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Michael Oxton
  • U.S. Marines and Australian artillery forward observers coordinate artillery and mortar fire during a four-day, live-fire exercise following the end of Talisman Saber 2013 in Townshed Island, Australia, Aug. 3, 2013. The live-fire exercise included the coordination of fire-support assets from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit; the Australian army and several ships.  U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Paul Robbins Jr.
  • U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Nicholas Moore jumps over a ditch during a cordon and search event during Khaan Quest 2013 at Five Hills Training Area in Mongolia, Aug. 08, 2013. Moore is assigned to the 3rd Marine Division's 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment. The United States and Mongolia sponsor the annual exercise to strengthen the capabilities of U.S., Mongolian and other forces in international peace support operations.  U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Robert Bush
  • An MV-22 Osprey aircraft takes off during flight operations aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer in the Pacific Ocean, July 31, 2013. The Boxer Amphibious Ready Group is underway off the coast of Southern California completing a certification exercise. The Osprey is assigned to the Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 166.  U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Brian Jeffries
  • Air Force Master Sgt. Robin Wright, top left, and Air Force Tech. Sgt. Flint Hamilton, top right, visually inspect the wing of a C-130 Hercules aircraft as airmen off-load to support exercise Global Medic 2013 at Pittsburgh International Airport Air Reserve Station in Coraopolis, Pa., July 29, 2013. Wright, a crew chief, is assigned to the 440th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, and Hamilton, a flight engineer, is assigned to the 95th Airlift Squadron.  U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Efren Lopez
  • U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Tony Hernandez attaches a direct attack munition to an AV-8B Harrier II aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer in the Pacific Ocean, Aug. 2, 2013. The Boxer Amphibious Ready Group is underway off the coast of Southern California completing an exercise to certify the readiness of the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit and the amphibious group to conduct integrated missions.  U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Veronica Mammina
  • U.S. Air Force Capt. Tracy Tucker endures cold and rainy conditions while working as a safety spotter during Global Medic 2013, an exercise on Fort McCoy, Wis., July 27, 2013. The U.S. Air Force and Army reserves participate in the exercise, which is designed to replicate all aspects of combat medical service support. Tucker is a flight nurse with the 433rd Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron.  U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Efren Lopez