Week in Photos 10/12-10/18

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • A UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter flies over a mountain range while moving a passenger in eastern Afghanistan, Oct. 9, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Todd Pouliot
  • U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Kahane Glenn stands watch on Forward Operating Base Shukvani in Afghanistan's Helmand province, Oct. 13, 2013. Kahane is a rifleman assigned to Kilo Company, 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment.  U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Sean Searfus
  • A U.S. Army UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter hoists an Australian airman during medevac training on Multinational Base Tarin Kot in Afghanistan's Uruzgan province, Oct. 13, 2013. The helicopter crew is assigned to Company C, 2nd Battalion, 1st General Support Aviation Battalion. Australian Defence Force photo by Cpl. Mark Doran
  • U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Zachery K. Arrowood provides security during a patrol in Helmand province, Afghanistan, Oct. 12, 2013. Arrowood is assigned to Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Zachery B. Martin
  • U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpls. Roosevelt Pierre, left, and Christian Moore inspect 7.62-caliber rounds before a machine gun shoot in the Kajaki district in Afghanistan's Helmand province, Oct. 6, 2013. Pierre and Moore, machine gunners, are assigned to Lima Company, 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment. The range exercise enabled the Marines to train with the weapons. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Sean Searfus
  • U.S. soldiers climb a hill during a presence patrol near Forward Operating Base Shank in Afghanistan's Logar province, Oct. 8, 2013. U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Margaret Taylor
  • A U.S. soldier uses binoculars to scan the terrain during reconnaissance training at the 7th Army Joint Multinational Training Command's Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany, Oct. 08, 2013, to prepare for upcoming exercise "Steadfast Jazz" in Poland. The soldier is assigned to the 1st Squadron, 91st Cavalry Regiment, 173rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Gertrud Zach
  • A U.S. Marine conducts maintenance on a CH-53 Sea Stallion helicopter aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer in the Indian Ocean, Oct. 12, 2013. The Boxer is the flagship for the Boxer Amphibious Ready Group and, with the embarked 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, 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 Robert R. Sanchez
  • U.S. Navy Petty Officers 3rd Class Olivia Anzaldua, left, and 2nd Class Kara Bates perform maintenance on an F/A-18F Super Hornet on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman in the Gulf of Oman, Oct. 11, 2013. The Truman is conducting maritime security operations, supporting theater security cooperation efforts and supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Karl Anderson
  • U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Joshua Dingman wipes sweat off of his face in a fueling station aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington during a replenishment at sea with the USNS Yukon in waters west of the Korean Peninsula, Oct. 14, 2013. Dingman is a boatswain's mate. U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Liam Kennedy
  • An F/A-18F Super Hornet launches from the aircraft carrier USS George Washington during night flight operations in waters west of the Korean Peninsula, Oct. 13, 2013. The George Washington and its embarked air wing, Carrier Air Wing 5, provide a combat-ready force to protect the maritime interests of the U.S. and its allies and partners in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. The Hornet is assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron 102. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Peter Burghart