Week in Photos 9/7 - 9/13

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. troops prepare for a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter to hoist them up during hoist training on Forward Operating Base Farah, Afghanistan, Sept. 8, 2013. The troops are assigned to the 758th Forward Surgical Team, Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah, and the helicopter crew is assigned to Company C, 1st Battalion, 168th Aviation Regiment, General Support Aviation Battalion.  U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Chad A. Dulac
  • An Afghan army fire support crew fires a D-30 122mm howitzer during certification exercises on Forward Operating Base Tagab in Kapisa province, Afghanistan, Sept. 5, 2013. U.S. soldiers assigned to the 10th Mountain Division's 5th Battalion, 25th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, instructed the Afghan soldiers on the proper techniques of firing the howitzer.  U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Margaret Taylor
  • U.S. soldiers conduct a meeting with Afghan national police in Bagram in Afghanistan's Parwan province, Sept. 7, 2013. The national police, a critical element of Afghan security forces, have assumed responsibility for security throughout Afghanistan.  U.S. Army photo by Spc. Alexander Naylor
  • U.S. Army Pfc. Jordan Adams provides security from a hilltop during a meeting with Afghan national police in Bagram in Afghanistan's Parwan province, Sept. 7, 2013. Adams is assigned to the 1st Cavalry Division's 3rd Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team. The national police, one of the critical elements of Afghan national security forces, have assumed responsibility for security throughout Afghanistan.  U.S. Army photo by Spc. Alexander Naylor
  • U.S. Army Sgt. Steve Lafond mans his machine gun inside a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter over Jalalabad, Afghanistan, Sept. 10, 2013. Lafond, a crew chief, is assigned to the 3rd Battalion General Support, 10th Combat Aviation Brigade. U.S. Army photo by Capt. Peter Smedberg
  • U.S. Marines and sailors stand in ranks on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer before a commander’s call in the Pacific Ocean, Sept. 6, 2013. The Boxer is underway for a scheduled deployment as part of the Boxer Amphibious Ready Group. The embarked Marines are assigned to the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit. U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Conor Minto
  • Firefighting instructors give directions to sailors during general shipboard firefighting training on Naval Base San Diego, Sept. 9, 2013. The training consisted of classroom courses and hands-on training to teach hose handling, shipboard firefighting and the use of firefighting equipment. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Stacy Atkins Ricks
  • A rainbow appears in the sky framing a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III aircraft on the flightline on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Sept. 10, 2013, as soldiers wait to off-load Strykers. The soldiers, assigned to the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, were transported with their Strykers from Fort Wainwright, Alaska, to participate in a combat training exercise with the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Air Force photo by Justin Connaher
  • Sailors render a gun salute during the commissioning ceremony for the USS Minnesota in Norfolk, Va., Sept. 7, 2013. The submarine's name honors the residents of the state and their continued support of the nation's military. The sailors are assigned to the submarine. U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Andrew Schneider
  • U.S. sailors prepare ammunition for a live-fire exercise on the USS Germantown in the Philippine Sea, Sept. 6, 2013. The Germantown is part of the Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group and, with the embarked 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, is conducting routine operations in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility. The sailors are assigned to the amphibious dock landing ship. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Andrew B. Church
  • Marine Corps Cpl. David Rodriguez, left, fire team leader, climbs through a hole as his fire team clears a building while conducting a platoon-sized raid on a simulated town during urban tactics training on Fort Pickett, Va., Aug. 30, 2013. Rodriguez, a fire team leader, is assigned to Battalion Landing Team, 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Austin Hazard
  • U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Steven Goodell rings a bell nine times in memory and tribute to the fallen firefighters of the 9/11 terrorist attacks during a commemoration ceremony at the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing in Southwest Asia, Sept. 11, 2013. Goodell, a firefighter, is assigned to the 386thAir Expeditionary Wing. U.S. Air Force Photo by 1st Lt. Nathan Wallin
  • U.S. Navy Chief Miguel Galindo shows his identification tags to his son at a luncheon on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, Sept. 5, 2013, before he leaves for a deployment to the western Pacific region. Galindo is assigned to the attack submarine USS Tucson. U.S Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Steven Khor