Week in Photos 10/5-10/11

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • Leaders from coalition and Afghan security forces eat lunch together at the Afghan border police headquarters in Lashkar Gah in Afghanistan's Helmand province, Oct. 8, 2013. U.S Marine Corps Maj. Gen. Walter L. Miller Jr., commanding general of Regional Command Southwest, and other staff members traveled to the police headquarters to attend a promotion ceremony. The coalition forces are assigned to the regional command. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Tammy K. Hineline
  • Rows of heavy vehicles fill a retrograde yard before shipment on Camp Warrior, Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Oct. 2, 2013.  U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Ben Bloker
  • U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Ryan Vanterpool chains a mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicle on a C-17A Globemaster III aircraft on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Oct. 2, 2013. Vanterpool, an aerial porter, is assigned to the 455th Expeditionary Aerial Port Squadron.  U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Ben Bloker
  • As seen through a night-vision device, U.S. Senior Airman Larry Webster scans for potential threats using night-vision goggles after completing a cargo airdrop in Ghazni province, Afghanistan, Oct. 7, 2013. Webster is a loadmaster assigned to the 774th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron. U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Ben Bloker
  • U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Shelby Johnson observes the area around Forward Operating Base Torkham, Afghanistan, Sept. 26, 2013. Johnson, a squad leader assigned to Company C, 2nd Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, is using the new Capability Set 13 communications suite. 
 U.S. Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Jerry Saslav
  • A U.S. soldier pulls security during a battle drill on Forward Operating Base Lightning in Paktia province, Afghanistan, Oct. 3, 2013.  U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Justin A. Moeller
  • U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Ryan P. Wells provides aerial security from inside a CH-53E Super Stallion over Helmand province, Afghanistan, Oct. 7, 2013. Wells is a crew chief with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 462, which conducted a mission as part of demilitarization. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Gabriela Garcia
  • U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Rolando Brooks pushes himself out of the pool during a relay swim race on Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Oct. 5, 2013. Competitors swam one lap of the pool while wearing their combat uniform and carrying a brick, then performed pushups, while their teammates treaded water. The race was part of the Captain's Cup, a series of sporting events on the base.  U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Eric Dietrich
  • U.S. troops climb ropes above a water pit during a 5K mud run on Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Sept. 28, 2013.  U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Eric Dietrich
  • Marines navigate through an obstacle course on Marine Corps Base Camp Geiger, N.C., Oct 4, 2013. For the first time, the Infantry Training Battalion on Camp Geiger is collecting data on the performance of female Marines when executing existing infantry tasks and training events. 
 U.S. Marine Corps photo by Chief Paul S. Mancuso
  • U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Samantha Domenech diagrams ship coordinates in the combat information center during a general quarters drill aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Stout in the Mediterranean Sea, Oct. 4, 2013. The Stout is supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operation.  U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Amanda R. Gray
  • U.S. Navy sailors clean the flight deck during a deck scrub aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan in the Atlantic Ocean, Oct. 3, 2013. The Bataan is underway conducting routine qualifications.  U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Erik Foster
  • The USNS Joshua Humphreys sails alongside the USS Monterey during a replenishment-at-sea operation in the Arabian Gulf, Oct. 5, 2013. The Monterey is deployed in support of 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
  • U.S. Navy Petty Officers 3rd Class Brandon Shreve, left, and U.S. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Brendon Holman clean an F/A-18C Hornet on flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman in the Gulf of Oman, Oct. 6, 2013. The Truman is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility, conducting maritime security operations, supporting theater security cooperation efforts.  U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Jacob S. Richardson
  • U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Casey Hourigan, left, and Lance Cpl. Christopher Armstrong perform maintenance on the arresting hook actuator of an F/A-18C Hornet in the hangar bay of the USS Harry S. Truman in the Gulf of Oman, Oct. 8, 2013. The Truman is supporting theater security cooperation efforts to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.  U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Karl Anderson
  • Air Force Staff Sgt. Ryan Brehm inspects an engine while it is tested at the "Hush House" on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Oct. 3, 2013. Brehm, a propulsion flight dock chief, is assigned to the 354th Maintenance Squadron. Airmen rebuild the engines from F-16 Fighting Falcons used during exercise and training missions.  U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Shawn Nickel
  • U.S. Coast Guardsmen fast rope from an MH-60S Seahawk helicopter onto the flight deck of the guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey during a training exercise in the Arabian Sea, Oct. 2, 2013. The Monterey is deployed to support maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. The Coast Guardsmen are assigned to Advanced Interdiction Team 4 and the helicopter is assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 26.  U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Billy Ho
  • An MH-60S Knighthawk helicopter, foreground, and an MH-60R Seahawk helicopter patrol near the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman in the Gulf of Oman, Oct. 3, 2013. The Truman is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility to conduct maritime security operations. The MH-60S helicopter is assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 7 and the MH-60R helicopter is assigned to Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 74.  U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Karl Anderson