Week in Photos 7/13 - 7/19

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Sean Abrusci provides security during a patrol in Helmand province, Afghanistan, July 5, 2013. Abrusci is assigned to Echo Company, 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. David McKenzie
  • U.S. Army Lt. Charles Morgan throws a M67 fragmentation grenade on a range during skills training in Kunduz province, Afghanistan, July 3, 2013. Morgan is assigned to the 1st Infantry Division's 6th Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Robert Avila
  • An Afghan mother and child watch as U.S. troops meet with the director of a nutritional center within the Farah Feeding Center in Farah City, Afghanistan, July 13, 2013. The troops are assigned to Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah, 2nd Battalion, 12th Field Artillery Security Force. U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Chad A. Dulac
  • U.S. Army Lt. Col. Henry I. B. McNeilly, left, and U.S. Army Lt. Col. Thomas M. Feltey provide rear security in a Stryker armored vehicle as part of a convoy carrying the new commander of Regional Command Southin in Afghanistan's Kandahar province, July 11, 2013. McNeilly commands the 2nd Infantry Division's 1st Battalion, 6th Field Artillery Regiment and Feltey commands the 1st Infantry Division's 2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Shane Hamann
  • U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Alec Blackmon provides security from a rooftop as the sun sets on Camp Oqab in Kabul, Afghanistan, July 16, 2013. Blackmon is assigned to the 439th Air Expeditionary Advisory Squadron Security Forces. Camp Oqab is home to the 438th Air Expeditionary Wing, which is responsible for advising the growing Afghan air force. U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Ben Bloker
  • U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Jarrod Long does maintenance on communications equipment on Camp Krutke, Afghanistan, July 8, 2013. Long is assigned to the Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 15, which is deployed to support Operation Enduring Freedom and various units worldwide through national force readiness, civil engineering, humanitarian assistance, and building and maintaining infrastructure. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Daniel Garas
  • As seen through a night-vision device, U.S. Marine Corps 1st Lt. Mark Kratzer briefs his Marines after conducting mission rehearsals on Camp Leatherneck in Afghanistan's Helmand province, July 10, 2013. Kratzer is assigned to Golf Company, 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alejandro Pena
  • U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Nate Hall conducts a post-flight inspection on an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft on Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, July 5, 2013. Hall, an aircraft maintainer assigned to the 451st Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, inspects aircraft for leaks, cracks or anything that may jeopardize the integrity of the aircraft. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Scott Saldukas
  • A U.S. Marine Corps Huey UH-1N lands on the flight deck of the USS Kearsarge in the 5th Fleet area of responsibility, July 13, 2013. The huey is assigned to the Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 266, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit. The Marines are deployed aboard the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group, which serves as a sea-based, expeditionary crisis response force capable of conducting amphibious operations across the full range of military operations. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Christopher Q. Stone
  • Soldiers fire a round from a 120mm illumination mortar system during a night training mission on Camp Santiago Joint Maneuver Training Center in Salinas, Puerto Rico, July 14, 2013. The soldiers are assigned to the Puerto Rico National Guard's Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 296th Infantry Regiment, 101st Troop Command. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Joseph Rivera Rebolledo
  • Soldiers fire a 120mm mortar during a training mission on Camp Atterbury, Ind., July 13, 2013. U.S. Army photo by John Crosby
  • U.S. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Ben Burnell participates in a 1,000 pound challenge aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington in the Pacific Ocean, July 14, 2013. The Washington and its embarked air wing, Carrier Air Wing 5, provide a combat-ready force that protects and defends the collective maritime interest of the U.S. and its allies and partners in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. Burnell is assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron 27. U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Liam Kennedy
  • Army cadets receive a briefing before their field training exercise on Camp Buckner at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., July 10, 2013.  U.S. Army photo by Mike Strasser