Week in Photos 8/10 - 8/16

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Michael R. Brown II, left, and Air Force Airman 1st Class Marcus Kraatz, right, check the seal around a C-130's ramp after releasing cargo during an airdrop mission over Afghanistan, Aug. 2, 2013. Brown and Kraatz, aircraft loadmasters, are assigned to the 774th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Marleah Miller
  • As seen through a night-vision device, U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Mark Deleon checks his personal optic device during marksmanship training on Firebase Maholic, Bagram Airfield, Parwan province, Afghanistan, Aug. 11, 2013. Deleon is assigned to the 1st Cavalry Division's Company D, 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Ryan Green
  • A U.S. Marine operates a bulldozer during a project to upgrade security Camp Dwyer in Helmand province, Afghanistan, Aug. 7, 2013. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Anthony L. Ortiz
  • A U.S. Marine free falls from a KC-130J Super Hercules during parachute operations over Djibouti, Aug. 10, 2013. The 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility aboard the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group, which serves as a sea-based, expeditionary crisis response force.  U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Christopher Q. Stone
  • U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Nicholas Moore shouts orders to his team during a cordon and search event during Exercise 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
  • Soldiers in a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter drop more than 8,500 gallons of water on two separate fires as they assist in fighting the fires in northern Utah, Aug. 12, 2013. The soldiers are assigned to the Utah Army National Guard's 2nd Battalion, 211th Aviation Regiment. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Timothy Chacon
  • A soldier is dropped from the 250-foot tower with a T-10 parachute during training at U.S. Army Airborne School  on Fort Benning, Ga., Aug. 7, 2013. The course includes three phases: ground week, tower week and jump week. U.S. Army photo by Ashley Cross
  • A airman walks down a hallway towards the flames during training at the Suffolk County Fire Academy in Yaphank, N.Y., Aug. 6, 2013. The airman is a firefighter assigned to the New York Air National Guard's 106th Rescue Wing on Gabreski Air National Guard Base in Westhampton Beach, NY. The firefighters reviewed basic skills in a realistic training environment under the eye of civilian firefighter trainers. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christopher S. Muncy
  • A U.S. sailor aboard the dock landing ship USS Germantown helps test a sprinkler on the USS Germantown in the 7th Fleet area of responsibility, Aug. 14, 2013. The Germantown is part of the Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group. With embarked U.S. Marines assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit , it is conducting routine, joint-force operations. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Andrew B. Church
  • A soldier competes in a pushup contest while participating in Operation Sustainment Warrior during the Sustainer Olympics on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., Aug. 15, 2013. The 77th Sustainment Brigade hosts the operation to provide training that focuses on maintaining warrior skills and enhancing individual readiness. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Terri Q. Reece
  • U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer selectees stand in formation next to Charlie, a goat representing an organization of chief petty officers in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, Aug. 6, 2013. The selectees are assigned to various commands on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Diana Quinlan