United States Department of Defense United States Department of Defense


Photo Essays

February 2009 Archive

1 2 3

Obama Visits Camp Lejeune, N.C.

President Barack Obama walks to the podium before addressing troops and civilians during his visit to Camp Lejeune, N.C., Feb. 27, 2009. Obama was on Camp Lejeune to discuss current policies and an exit strategy from Iraq. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Michael J. Ayotte


Paktia Provincial Reconstruction Team Visits Remote Village

The Paktia provincial deputy governor, a council member and senior religious leader traveled by helicopter Feb. 15, 2009 over snow-covered mountains to a remote village in the Jani Khel district northeast of here to meet with the locals and promote peace within the tribe. DoD photo by Fred W. Baker III


Provincial Reconstruction Team Works With Afghans

Paktia provincial Deputy Governor Abdal Rahma Mangal opens the contractor’s conference, Feb. 7, 2009, at Gardez City, near Forward Operating Base Gardez. Paktia Provincial Reconstruction Team members took a back seat at the meeting, pushing local government officials to the forefront in hopes of them eventually taking a larger role in awarding contracts. DoD photo by Fred W. Baker III


Coalition Forces Build Trust in Afghanistan

U.S. Army Capt. Megan O’Conner, a Paktia Provincial Reconstruction Team civil affairs team chief, discusses renovations to the justice center compound with the provincial director of the attorney general department using an interpreter in Gardez City, Afghanistan, Feb. 11, 2009. The team works with provincial and local officials to identify reconstruction projects for funding. DoD photo by Fred W. Baker III


Trident Submariners Provide Strategic Deterrence

Petty Officer 1st Class Joseph J. Olivares, left, a photojournalist from the Fleet Public Affairs Center, Jacksonville, Fla., puts on an oxygen mask as part of a damage control demonstration drill as USS Maryland crew member Navy Master Chief Petty Officer Joseph Gibson assists, Feb. 15, 2009. DoD photo by Gerry J. Gilmore


Paktia Provincial Reconstruction Team Visits Gardez City, Afghanistan

U.S. Army Spc. Raul Martinez stands guard outside the provincial governor’s compound in Paktia province, Afghanistan, while Paktia Provincial Reconstruction Team members meet with local leaders, Feb. 7, 2009. Martinez is assigned to 1st Battalion, 178th Infantry Regiment. DoD photo by Fred W. Baker III


Mullen Visits Scott Air Force Base and Fort Campbell

U.S. Air Force Gen. Ducan McNabb, commander, U.S. Transportation Command, introduces U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, at an all-hands call with troops on Scott Air Force Base, Ill., Feb. 19, 2009. Mullen is on a two-day trip visiting airman on Minot and Scott Air Force bases and soldiers on Fort Campbell, Ky. DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley


Gates Meets Polish Defense Leaders, Troops in Krakow

U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, right, listens to questions from members of the press aboard the National Airborne Operations Center aircraft before departing for Krakow, Poland, Feb. 18, 2009. Gates was headed to Poland to meet with NATO defense ministers. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jerry Morrison

View Older:

DoD Video News

  • Video Thumbnail: Airman Reenlists In Air

    Airman Reenlists In Air

    ℠2015 – This Air Force YouTube page video features MSgt James Burke who recited...

  • Video Thumbnail: Service Members Begin Disaster Relief Assistance In Nepal

    Service Members Begin Disaster Relief Assistance In Nepal

    ℠2015 – The Defense Department is taking part in the disaster relief operation...

  • Video Thumbnail: Soldiers Demonstrate Tank Capabilities

    Soldiers Demonstrate Tank Capabilities

    ℠2015 – U.S. Soldiers in Estonia took part in a live fire tank exercise as a...

  • Video Thumbnail: USS Porter Arrives In Rota

    USS Porter Arrives In Rota

    ℠2015 - The USS Porter arrived in Rota, Spain last week to begin its forward...

Additional Links

Stay Connected