Week in Photos 2/16 - 2/22

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • A U.S. soldier, left, and Afghan border policeman exchange greetings after learning they were assigned to the same area to provide security for the first district leaders' shura in Spin Boldak in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, Feb. 11, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Shane Hamann
  • The optic lens on a U.S. soldier's weapon shows view of an old Russian observation point from the Marawara District Center in Kunar province, Afghanistan, Feb. 7, 2013.  U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jon Heinrich
  • A coalition force member maintains security during a movement to establish a temporary patrol base with Afghan special forces in Herat province, Afghanistan, Feb. 17, 2013. Coalition force members and Afghan special forces teams conducted satellite patrols from a temporary patrol base o lure insurgents out of hiding.  U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Pete Thibodeau
  • U.S. Marines and sailors drag a boat into position after coming ashore during a bilateral boat raid as a part of exercise Cobra Gold 2013 in Hat Yao, None, Thailand, Feb. 15, 2013.  U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Codey Underwood
  • U.S. Marines and sailors move through the jungle towards their objective during an amphibious assault as part of exercise Cobra Gold 2013 here, Feb. 14, 2013. The annual exercise aims to improve interoperability between the United States, Thailand and many other participating countries. The Marines are assigned to Alpha Company, Battalion Landing Team 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit.  U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Codey Underwood
  • U.S. Marine Corps Pvt. First Class Dylan Redecker provides security during a bilateral boat raid as a part of exercise Cobra Gold 2013 in Hat Yao, None, Thailand, Feb. 15, 2013. Redecker is a rifleman assigned to Bravo Company, Battalion Landing Team 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Katelyn Hunter
  • Royal Thai Marine Chief Petty Officer 1st Class Pairoj Prasansai, right, feeds cobra blood, which can be a useful source of energy, to U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Jerry Clark during a jungle survival course in Ban Chan Krem, Chantaburi province, Kingdom of Thailand, Feb. 17, 2013. The class was to help teach U.S. Marines basic jungle survival techniques as part of Exercise Cobra Gold 2013.  U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Matthew Troyer
  • 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
  • Paratroopers move out of the way after they hook 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
  • From left to right, Navy Airman Russell Spearman, Seaman Giovanna Scotti, and Petty Officers 2nd Class Christopher Savage and 3rd Class Elizabeth Olivas practice color guard drills aboard the USS Kearsarge in the Atlantic Ocean, Feb. 15, 2013. The Kearsarge is participating in a training exercise off the U.S. East Coast to prepare for a deployment this spring.  U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Corbin J. Shea
  • Servicemen and their daughters hit the dance floor during "A Night in the Spotlight," the San Diego Armed Services YMCA Father and Daughter Dance in San Diego, Feb. 16, 2013. More than 450 military fathers attended the 7th annual event.  U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class James R. Evans