Week in Photos 12/8 - 12/14

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • Edgar Harrison, center, a Pearl Harbor survivor and World War II veteran, salutes as the national anthem is played during a remembrance ceremony marking the 71st anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and Oahu, Hawaii, at the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument, formerly known as the USS Arizona Memorial Visitor Center, in Honolulu, Dec. 7, 2012. The attack lasted 110 minutes, leaving 2,335 U.S. service members dead and 1,142 wounded.  DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Michael R. Holzworth
  • A sailor directs an E-2C Hawkeye to the catapults aboard the aircraft carrie USS Dwight D. Eisenhower under way in the Mediterranean Sea, Dec. 5, 2012. The Dwight D. Eisenhower is en route to its homeport in Norfolk, Va., after operating in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility.  U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Nathanael Miller
  • Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Shelby Tucci plays Taps during a sunset ceremony at the USS Utah Memorial, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, Dec. 6, 2012. The Utah was sunk during the surprise Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941. Tucci is assigned to the Pacific Fleet Band.  U.S. Navy Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Diana Quinlan
  • U.S. Army Spc. Samnith Thy provides security outside during a youth meeting in Farah City, Afghanistan, Dec. 2, 2012. Thy is assigned to Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah.  U.S. Navy photo by Chief Petty Officer Josh Ives
  • Navy Capt. Samuel Paparo shakes hands with sailors aboard the aircraft carrier the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower after his last flight as commander of Carrier Air Wing 7 in the Mediterranean Sea, Dec. 2, 2012. The Dwight D. Eisenhower is returning to her homeport of Norfolk, after operating in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts.  U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ryan D. McLearnon
  • Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Joseph Heron directs his team during a clearing operation as part of the Island Viper training exercise at Marine Corps Training Station Bellows, Hawaii, Dec. 4, 2012. Island Viper is a three week training evolution on the island of Oahu that is part of the pre-deployment training program. Heron is a team leader assigned to India Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment.  U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Kevin Jones
  • Woodrow Derby, who served aboard the former battleship the USS Nevada, left, and his wife, Christine, visit the new the USS Nevada wayside exhibit at Hospital Point at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, Dec. 6, 2012. The Nevada was the only battleship able to get underway during the Dec. 7, 1941, attack.  U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Sean Furey
  • Afghan local and national policemen talk with coalition force members during a meeting to discuss self-sustainment of the police forces in Afghanistan's Farah province, Dec. 3, 2012.  U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Pete Thibodeau
  • Quade "Quake" Milum, a member of the Harlem Globetrotters, dunks the ball during an exhibition game on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis under way in the Arabian Sea, Dec. 7, 2012.  U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Kenneth Abbate
  • U.S. Air Force loadmasters inside a C-130H aircraft prepare humanitarian goods destined for remote islands within the Micronesian Islands during the 61st anniversary of Operation Christmas Drop, Dec. 11, 2012. The loadmasters, are assigned to the 36th Airlift Squadron, Yokota Air Base, Japan.  U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Samuel Morse
  • A U.S. service member, left, a U.S. civilian, center, and an Afghan woman who serves on the Farah Provincial Council, right, take part in a senior meeting on women's issues in Farah, Afghanistan, Dec. 6, 2012. The soldier is assigned to the Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah. The women's shura was held in conjunction with the 16-Day Campaign to End Violence Against Women.  U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Matthew Stroup
  • A coalition force member leads fellow troops off base for a presence patrol in Farah province, Afghanistan, Dec. 9, 2012. Coalition forces were conducting a patrol to assess the Afghan local police in the village. Afghan Local Police complement counterinsurgency efforts by assisting and supporting rural areas with limited Afghan national security forces presence.  U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Pete Thibodeau
  • U.S. Army Capt. Shawn Basinger trains local Afghans in veterinary skills in Farah City, Afghanistan, Dec. 1, 2012. Basinger, a veterinarian, is assigned to the 438th Medical Detachment Veterinary Services.  U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Matthew Stroup
  • Coalition force members maintain security during a meeting with Afghan local and national policemen regarding self-sustainment of the police forces in Afghanistan's Farah province, Dec. 3, 2012.  U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Pete Thibodeau