Week in Photos 1/12 - 1/18

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. troops wait for a UH-60 Black Hawk medevac helicopter to land before moving a simulated casualty during medical evacuation training on Forward Operating Base Farah, Afghanistan, Jan. 9, 2013. The troops are assigned to Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Petty Officer Josh Ives
  • Army Spc. David R. King digs a fighting position during a field training exercise on Fort Bragg, N.C., Jan. 12, 2013. King, a cavalry scout, is assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division's Headquarters Company, 2nd Brigade Combat Team. The division continuously trains to execute forcible entry operations anywhere in the world on short notice. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Jason Hull
  • Navy Seaman Apprentice Randy Tallman acts as a moving target during a controlled aggression exercise for a military working dog in San Diego, Jan. 10, 2013. The exercises are conducted to train the dogs in subduing noncompliant suspects. Tallman, a master at arms, is assigned to Commander, Navy Region Southwest. U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Mark El-Rayes
  • U.S. sailors observe flight operations on the flight deck aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush under way in the Atlantic Ocean, Jan. 10, 2013. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Kevin J. Steinberg
  • U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Justin Sexton inspects the gun cavity of an F/A-18E Super Hornet aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility, Jan. 9, 2013. The Stennis is conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. Sexton is an aviation technician and the aircraft is assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron 14. U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Seth Coulter
  • U.S. sailors prepare to receive an ordnance delivery from a Navy MH-60S Knighthawk helicopter on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier the USS George H.W. Bush as it conducted carrier qualifications in the Atlantic Ocean, Jan. 15, 2013. The Knighthawk is assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 22. U.S.  Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Kevin J. Steinberg
  • The ballistic missile submarine USS Henry M. Jackson transits past the Olympic Mountains as it prepares to conduct sea trials in Bangor, Wash., Jan. 16, 2013.  U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Ed Early
  • U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Lee Borytsky scans the perimeter around his guard tower on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Jan. 10, 2013. Borytsky is assigned to the 455th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron. The unit's members mans the guard towers surrounding the base, armed with powerful binoculars and other hi-tech surveillance gear to watch for threats.  U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Chris Willis
  • Members of the caisson platoon of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment, known as "The Old Guard," march down Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C., Jan. 13, 2013, during a dress rehearsal for the Inauguration Day parade Jan. 21. DOD photo by U.S. Army Spc. David M. Sharp