Week in Photos 2/9 - 2/15

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Chester Thomson runs up an embankment during a security patrol in a remote village of Khowst province, Afghanistan, Jan. 31, 2013. Thomson is assigned to the 101st Airborne Division’s Troop B, 1st Squadron, 33rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Zach Holden
  • An Afghan girl, right, watches as a U.S. Marine gives her sister cough suppressant in Herat province, Afghanistan, Feb. 14, 2013. Coalition forces held a clinic for women and children in area villages to receive treatment and standard hygiene products. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Pete Thibodeau
  • U.S. Army Lt. Col. Mark Martin, left, unloads a box of school supplies during a visit to a local returnee and refugee village in Farah province, Afghanistan, Feb. 9, 2013. Martin, a civil affairs officer, is assigned to Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah.  U.S. Navy photo by Chief Petty Officer Josh Ives
  • Paratroopers prepare to hook up an M119A2 105mm howitzer to a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter during air assault training on Fort Bragg, N.C., Feb. 8, 2013. The paratroopers are assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division’s 3rd Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod
  • Army Sgt. Jonathan Eddy mans an M240B machine gun atop a Humvee in a virtual convoy trainer on Fort Bragg, N.C., Jan. 30, 2013. Eddy, a team leader, is assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team.  U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod
  • Sailors watch as an F/A-18C Hornet approaches the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson in the Pacific Ocean, Feb. 13, 2013. The Vinson is underway conducting precision approach landing system and flight deck certifications. The hornet is part of the Strike Fighter Squadron 113. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class George M. Bell
  • U.S. and Thai soldiers share a meal after learning various Thai infantry tactics during Exercise Cobra Gold 2013 on Camp Akatosrot in Phitsanulok province,Thailand, Feb. 15, 2013. As the largest multinational exercise in the Asia-Pacific region, Cobra Gold provides an opportunity for the United States, Thailand, Singapore, Japan, South Korea, Indonesia and Malaysia to maintain relationships and enhance interoperability. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Allison Bak
  • Former Army Staff Sgt. Clinton L. Romesha applauds as he points out surviving members of his unit to stand during a ceremony at the Pentagon, Feb. 12, 2013, recognizing him for receiving the Medal of Honor. DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett
  • Service members raise a flag at the main camp during Fleet Combat Camera Pacific's Winter Quick Shot 2013 field training exercise at Burro Canyon Shooting Park in Azusa, Calif., Feb. 11, 2013. Quick Shot is a semi-annual exercise that improves combat camera service members' ability to operate in a combat environment.  U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jonathan David Chandler