Week in Photos 11/17 - 11/24

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Army Spc. Joseph Gonzalez, right, and U.S. Army Sgt. Sean Luhmann return after speaking with Afghans during a key leader engagement in Farah City in Afghanistan's western Farah province, Nov. 18, 2012. Gonzalez and Luhmann are assigned to Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Petty Officer Josh Ives
  • U.S. Army Spc. Eric Saum maintains a watchful eye during a convoy in the Pusht-e Rod district in Afghanistan's Farah province, Nov. 19, 2012. Saum is a gunner for Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah and on its security force. The team's mission is to train, advise and assist Afghan government leaders at the municipal, district and provincial levels in the province. 
 U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Matthew Stroup
  • U.S. Army Spc. David White provides security as he stands guard during a key leader engagement in Farah City in Afghanistan's western Farah province, Nov. 18, 2012. White is assigned to Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Petty Officer Josh Ives
  • U.S. Navy Cmdr. Louis McCray, right, listens to district government leaders at the Pusht-e Rod district center in Afghanistan's Farah province, Nov. 19, 2012. McCray is the commanding officer for Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah. The team's mission is to train, advise and assist Afghan government leaders at the municipal, district, and provincial levels in the province.  U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Matthew Stroupy
  • U.S. Army Capt. Jacob Estrada, right, and Spc. Devont Perkins patrol a local shopping area during a key leader meeting in Farah City, Afghanistan, Nov. 20, 2012. The soldiers are assigned to Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah, which trains, advises and assists Afghan government leaders in Farah province.  U.S. Navy photo by Chief Petty Officer Josh Ives
  • U.S. Navy Adm. James G. Stavridis, right, NATO's supreme allied commander for Europe and commander of U.S. European Command, pins an Army Commendation Medal on a soldier at Combat Outpost Sperwan Ghar, Afghanistan, Nov. 14, 2012.  U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Ashley Curtis
  • U.S. Airmen try to pinpoint the source of gunfire outside the perimeter of their base during combat readiness training on Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, Nov. 15, 2012. The training tested their ability to defend their base through use of force, cultural awareness, indirect fire and unexploded ordnance scenarios. The airmen are assigned to the 606th Air Control Squadron. U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Nathanael Callon
  • U.S. Marines fire an M777A2 155mm howitzer during an artillery training program in the North Fuji Maneuver Area, Japan, Nov. 10, 2012. The Marines are assigned to the 3rd Marine Division's 3rd Battalion, 12th Marines, 3rd Marine Expeditionary Force.  U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Katelyn Hunter
  • An aircraft launch and recovery officer gives the signal to launch an F/A-18C Hornet in the U.S. 5th fleet area of responsibility, Nov. 9, 2012. The Dwight D. Eisenhower is conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. The Hornet is assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron 83. 
 U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Greg Linderman
  • USS Nimitz in the Pacific Ocean, Nov. 12, 2012. The Nimitz is sailing to Naval Air Station North Island after successfully completing the ship's Joint Task Force Exercise.  U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Raul Moreno Jr.
  • U.S. Navy Lt. Bradley Thompson hugs his girlfriend during a homecoming celebration on Naval Air Facility Atsugi, Japan, Nov. 17, 2012. Thompson is assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron 195, which completed a deployment aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington.  U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Justin Smelley