Week in Photos 9/28-10/4

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Army John Cooley provides security during a meeting with at the Directorate of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock in Farah City, Afghanistan, Sept. 28, 2013. Cooley is assigned to Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah.  U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Chad A. Dulac
  • U.S. Army 1st Sgt. Sean Allison, left, and U.S. Army Ryan Skeffington provide security on the roof of the U.S. Consulate in Herat city in Afghanistan’s Herat province, Sept. 19, 2013. Allison and Skeffington are 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 D. Green
  • U.S. Army Spc. Mimi Arceo guides her vehicle through a busy street and past an Afghan cart vendor in Kabul, Afghanistan, Oct. 1, 2013. Arceo is a tactical driver for Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 294th Infantry Regiment, Guam Army National Guard. Guam Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Eddie Siguenza
  • The silhouette of U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Clarence C. Elicio shows inside a tunnel at Qala-I-Jangi in northern Afghanistan's Balkh province, Sept. 30, 2013. Elicio is using a flashlight to observe another pathway. Elicio is the squad leader for Company A, 1st Battalion, 294th Infantry Regiment, Guam Army National Guard. Guam Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Eddie Siguenza
  • The sun bears down of Guam Army National Guardsmen and Afghan soldiers at Qala-I-Jangi in northern Afghanistan's Balkh province, Sept. 30, 2013. This facility once served as a camp for prisoners of war and became a historic site in the early stages of Operation Enduring Freedom. Qala-I-Jangi was also a former Taliban base. Guam Army National Guard photo by Capt. Gordon Guerrero
  • A fireball erupts as U.S. troops detonate more than 600 pounds of explosives on a range near Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Sept. 30, 2013. A three-person U.S. Army explosive ordnance disposal team destroyed old, recovered and captured munitions during the operation. The team, assigned to Combined Joint Task Force Paladin-East's 663rd Ordnance Company, was supported by U.S. Air Force security forces airmen. DOD photo by Ed Drohan
  • U.S. Army 1st Sgt. John C. Pangelinan, center, receives a pre-mission battle cry from his soldiers on Main Operating Base Lashkar Gah in Afghanistan's Helmand province in late September, 2013. Pangelinan is assigned to Company B, 1st Battalion, 294th Infantry Regiment, Guam Army National Guard.  Guam Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Eddie Siguenza
  • Air Force Staff Sgt. Johnathan Pierce adjusts a 25-mm Gatling gun on an aircraft for departure on Hurlburt Field, Fla., Oct. 3, 2013. The Air Force is relocating Hurlburt aircraft to prepare for developing Tropical Storm Karen. Pierce is a weapons load crew technician for 1st Special Operations Equipment Maintenance Squadron. U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. John Bainter
  • U.S. sailors prepare for a sea-and-anchor detail aboard the guided missile destroyer USS Mustin on patrol with the George Washington Carrier Strike Group in the U.S. 7th fleet area of responsibility, Oct. 2, 2013. The group is supporting security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Mackenzie P. Adams
  • Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Paul Decoteau grinds rough edges off a plate for shop renovation aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island in San Diego, Sept. 26, 2013. The Makin Island is undergoing a 13-month phased maintenance availability at Naval Base San Diego. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Kory Alsberry
  • During the Year of the B-2 Gala a rainbow made a brief appearance over the “Spirit of Missouri” at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Sept. 28, 2013. The gala celebrated the 20th anniversary of the B-2 Spirit stealth bomber, which made its first landing at Whiteman in December 1993. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Brigitte N. Brantley