Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Christian Carrasquilla prepares to purify river water using a lightweight water purification system at the Mountain Warfare Training Center in Bridgeport, Calif., Oct. 20, 2014. Carrasquilla is a water support technician assigned to Headquarters and Service Company, Combat Logistics Battalion 6, 2nd Marine Logistics Group.
U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Desire M. Mora
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Sergio McLaughlin fixes a truck during Operation United Assistance in Monrovia, Liberia, Oct. 28, 2014. McLaughlin is a vehicle mechanic, and a member of the Joint Task Force-Port Opening team assigned to the 621st Contingency Response Wing, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J. Operation United Assistance is a U.S. military operation providing command and control, logistics, training and engineering support to the U.S. government’s efforts to contain the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa.
U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Gustavo Gonzalez
U.S. Air Force airmen perform maintenance on an A-10 Thunderbolt on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Oct. 24, 2014. The airmen are maintainers assigned to the 455th Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron, deployed from Fort Wayne, Indiana Air National Guard.
U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Evelyn Chavez
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel welcomes Albanian Defense Minister Mimi Kodheli to the Pentagon, Oct. 30, 2014. Hagel hosted an honor cordon for Kodheli and the two defense ministers met to discuss issues of mutual importance.
DoD photo by Glenn Fawcett
U.S. Army Pfc. Blake Mitchell, right, carries a 105 mm round during a live-fire exercise with M119A2 howitzers on the 7th Army Joint Multinational Training Command’s Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany, Oct. 28, 2014. Mitchell is a paratrooper assigned to the 4th Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade.
U.S. Army photo by Gertrud Zach
Army Reserve soldiers jump from a C-130 Hercules aircraft over Coyle drop zone, N.J., Oct. 24, 2014. The soldiers are assigned to the New Jersey Army Reserve's 404th Civil Affairs Battalion Airborne, and the aircraft crew is assigned to the Delaware Air National Guard's 166th Airlift Wing.
National Guard photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Matt Hecht
U.S. Marine Corps Brig. Gen. Daniel D. Yoo, second from left, commanding general of Regional Command Southwest, and U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Douglas E. Berry send off Marines as they board a KC-130 Hercules aircraft to depart the Bastion-Leatherneck Complex in Helmand province, Afghanistan, Oct. 27, 2014. The coalition forces and Marines departed following the end of Regional Command Southwest’s operations in Helmand province.
U.S. Marine Corps photo by Chief Warrant Officer 3 Benn Barr
U.S. Marines exit a CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter on Kandahar Airfield in Afghanistan, Oct. 27, 2014. The Marines transitioned to Kandahar Airfield following the end of Regional Command Southwest operations in Helmand province. The Marines are assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, Regional Command Southwest.
U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Dustin D. March