Week in Photos 1/5 - 1/11

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. soldiers fire illumination rounds on Forward Operating Base Hadrian, Afghanistan, Jan. 4, 2013. The soldiers, assigned to 1st Battalion, 9th Field Artillery Regiment, have conducted intensive training and fire missions to support operations in the country's Uruzgan province. The gunners, based on Forward Operating Base Hadrian in the Deh Rawud district, provide offensive support to Combined Team Uruzgan missions using M777 A2 howitzers. Australian army photo by Capt. Jesse Platz
  • An Afghan man passes members of Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah on their way to the site of a leadership meeting in Farah City, Afghanistan, Jan. 8, 2013.  U.S. Navy photo by Chief Petty Officer Josh Ives
  • A U.S. soldier provides security along a wall on Combat Out Post Baraki-Barak in Afghanistan's Logar province, Jan. 5, 2013. The soldier is assigned to the 1st Squadron, 91st Calvary Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team.  U.S. Army photo by Spc. Alexandra Campo
  • U.S. Army Pfc. Lorne Coleman, left, and Sgt. Jason Klawuhn, right, share a laugh while hanging out before a mission to visit the provincial director of agriculture, irrigation and livestock in Farah City, Afghanistan, Jan. 8, 2013. Members of Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah traveled to the area to evaluate progress on a demonstration greenhouse project to connect Farah farmers with government representatives.  U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Matthew Stroup
  • U.S. Navy Lt. Kent Davis gives a briefing aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush under way in the Atlantic Ocean, Jan. 7, 2013. Davis is a flight deck officer. The carrier is conducting training and carrier qualifications.  U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Tony D. Curtis
  • U.S. Navy Ensign Andrew Pfarner and Petty Officer 3rd Class Justin Dintelmann track damage control efforts during a general quarters drill aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility, Jan. 4, 2013. The Dunham is deployed with the John C. Stennis Strike Group to conduct maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom.  U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Deven B. King
  • U.S. sailors run laps around the ship during physical training aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility, Jan. 5, 2012. The sailors are assigned to the 1st Class Petty Officer Mess and the Chief’s Mess. The Mobile Bay is deployed with the John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group to conduct maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom.  U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Armando Gonzales
  • The aircraft carrier the USS John C. Stennis operates during sunset in the Arabian Sea in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility, Jan. 5, 2012 The Stennis is conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom.  U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class James Stahl
  • U.S. Navy 2nd Class Kollin Reichow, right, gives a child a high five during a performance in the fishing town of Salamansa ito support Africa Partnership Station in Cape Verde, Jan. 8, 2013. The station is an international security cooperation initiative to strengthen global maritime partnerships through training and collaborative activities in Africa.  U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Felicito Rustique
  • Marines conduct an abandon-ship drill at a training pool aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Jan. 9, 2013. The Marines, assigned to the 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, completed the basic swim qualification to build confidence and increase survivability in the water.  U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Kenneth Jasik
  • Soldiers embrace family members after a departure ceremony at McCrady Training Center, S.C., Jan. 10, 2013. The soldiers, assigned to the 3/49 Agribusiness Development Team, South Carolina Army National Guard, are departing to Camp Atterbury, Ind., to train before deploying to Afghanistan. The team's mission is to teach local farmers agricultural techniques and how to grow sustainable crops to improve their lives and provide for their families. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Jorge Intriago