Week in Photos 10/26-11/1

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Andrew J. Savoie provides aerial security over Helmand province, Afghanistan, Oct. 28, 2013. Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 462 supported Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, during an interdiction operation in Gurjat village. Savoie, a crew chief, is assigned to the squadron. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Gabriela Garcia
  • U.S. Marines move toward a CH-53E Super Stallion assigned to Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 462 at Gurjat village in Afghanistan's Helmand province, Oct. 28, 2013. Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 462 provided aerial support for the Marine unit during an interdiction operation. The Marines are assigned to Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Gabriela Garcia
  • A U.S. Army CH-47 Chinook helicopter carries a shipping container during retrograde operations and base closures in Afghanistan's Wardak province, Oct. 26, 2013. The helicopter crew, deployed from the Texas and Oklahoma Army National Guard units, is assigned to the 10th Combat Aviation Brigade, and  has played a critical role in retrograde operations and base closures across eastern Afghanistan. U.S. Army photo by Capt. Peter Smedberg
  • U.S. Army Pfc. Travis McGehee, right foreground, provides security from a ridge as U.S. and Afghan soldiers patrol in Afghanistan's mountainous Paktia province, Oct. 21, 2013. McGehee, an infantryman, is assigned to the 101st Airborne Division's 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment , 4th Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Todd A. Christopherson
  • U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Col. Steve Schmid runs the 26.2-mile course for the Marine Corps Marathon Forward on Camp Leatherneck in Afghanistan's Helmand province, Oct. 27, 2013. Schmid finished first overall with a time of 2:41:36. The event coincides with the Marine Corps Marathon in Washington, D.C. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Bobby J. Yarbrough
  • An F/A-18E Super Hornet prepares to land on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz in the Mediterranean Sea, Oct. 26, 2013. The Nimitz is supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility.  U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Siobhana R. McEwen
  • U.S. Navy sailors conduct M9 weapons qualification in the early morning hours under the supervision of U.S. Army drill instructors on Fort Jackson, S.C., Oct. 25, 2013. The class prepares active and reserve component sailors for deployment to worldwide combat support and combat service support missions. U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Michael J. Sheehan
  • U.S. Marines use a radio to transmit messages during an embassy reinforcement exercise at the Arta Range training area near Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Oct. 26, 2013. The Marines, assigned to the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit Battalion Landing Team, performed riot control and force protection during the training scenario. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Erik Cardenas
  • Darryl Hunter teaches soldiers about antenna theory during a field class as part of a leaders course on reconnaissance surveillance on Fort Benning, Ga., Oct. 23, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Ashley Cross
  • U.S. soldiers help each other inspect their equipment before a combat training jump into Bunker drop zone at the 7th Army Joint Multinational Training Command's Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany, Oct. 22, 2013. The soldiers are assigned to 1st Squadron, 91st Cavalry Regiment, 173rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Markus Rauchenberger
  • A participant approaches the half-way point during the Marine Corps Marathon in Washington, D.C., Oct. 27, 2013. More than three dozen Marines and civilian volunteers were there to hand out water. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Samuel Ellis
  • Navy Petty Officer Engineman 1st Class Kevin Ives, assigned to the guided-missile cruiser USS Princeton, embraces his sons during a homecoming celebration on Naval Base San Diego, Oct. 29, 2013. The  Princeton conducted maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Christopher Farrington