Week in Photos 1/11 - 1/17

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • A U.S. Army soldier instructs Afghan soldiers how to drop a 60mm mortar round down the tube for launch during a training exercise on Forward Operating Base Gamberi in Laghman province, Afghanistan, Jan. 8, 2014. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Eric Provost
  • U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. David Billings inspects his aircraft's wings before his flight out of Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Jan. 9, 2014. Billings was on the first of the C-130H aircraft to permanently relocate out of Bagram to make room for the newer C-130J models. Billings is a C-130 flight engineer.  U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Master Sgt. Gary J. Rihn
  • U.S. soldiers conduct a live-fire exercise on their M119 and M777 howitzers as they await a mission in Afghanistan, Jan. 15, 2014. The soldiers are assigned to the 10th Mountain Division's 4th Battalion 25th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Capt. Andrew Cochran
  • U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Jason Tutchtone, left, and Lance Cpl. Byronalex Constantino conduct drills based on the rules of engagement on Camp Leatherneck in Afghanistan's Helmand province, Jan. 9, 2014.  U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. James Mast
  • U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Michael Mathisen cleans the canopy of an F/A-18C Hornet on the USS Harry S. Truman in the Gulf of Oman, Jan. 10, 2014. The Truman, flagship for the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group, is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, supporting theater security cooperation efforts and Operation Enduring Freedom.  U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Shane A. Jackson
  • U.S. sailors assigned to the crash and salvage team transport a mobile salvage crane on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility, Jan. 15, 2014. The  Truman is conducting maritime security operations and supporting theater security cooperation efforts. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Karl Anderson
  • Crew members prepare F/A-18C Hornets for transport from the aircraft elevator to the hangar bay on the USS Harry S. Truman in the Gulf of Oman, Jan. 10, 2014. The Truman, flagship for the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group, is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility to conduct maritime security operations and support theater security cooperation efforts.  U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Karl Anderson
  • Marine Corps Sgt. Jonathan Ayala hands radio antenna equipment to Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Christopher M. Phibbs during a communications exercise to prepare the Marines for Exercise Iron Fist on Camp Pendleton, Calif., Jan. 6, 2014. Ayala, a cyber network operator, and Phibbs, a cyber network chief, are assigned to the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit.  U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Emmanuel Ramos
  • Members of Class 0814 at Officer Candidate School undergo firefighting training at the Firefighting Training School in Newport, R.I., Jan. 13, 2014. More than 1,000 candidates must complete the training each year before being commissioned into the U.S. Navy. 
 U.S. Navy photo by Lisa Rama
  • U.S. Navy sailors assemble a modular ramp before offloading a pair of 34-foot patrol boats from an Air Force C-5 Galaxy aircraft at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Jan. 12, 2014. The sailors are assigned to Coastal Riverine Squadron 1.  U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Eric Dietrich
  • Marine Corps Cpl. Gabriel Beltres, left, and Cpl. Benjamin McCrosky, right, attempt to block a hit by Marine veteran Zach Blair in a scrimmage match during the Wounded Warrior Regiment Sitting Volleyball Camp at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Jan. 13, 2014. Marines and Marine veterans participating in the camp will enhance their skills in the areas of hitting, passing, serving and defensive techniques.  U.S. Army photo by Victoria Long