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Week in Photos: Jan. 6-12

Week in Photos is a collection of the best images published on Defense.gov during a seven-day period.
Three soldiers, shown in silhouette against a blue and pink sky, walk past an electrical tower.
Soldiers march past the 2-mile point during the Irbil Iron 12 road march in Irbil, Iraq, Jan. 6, 2018. The USO sponsored the event, which aimed to build cohesion among forces supporting Operation Inherent Resolve. Army photo by Pfc. Anthony Zendejas IV
One soldier holds a dog's muzzle and kisses the top of his head as another examines him.
Soldiers conduct K-9 medical training with an Army veterinarian in Afghanistan, Jan. 8, 2018. The soldiers learned how to diagnose and treat symptoms for military working dogs. Army National Guard photo by Capt. Jessica Donnelly
A soldier parachutes above a backdrop of snowy mountains and pale blue and pink sky.
A paratrooper descends over Malemute drop zone during airborne jump training at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Jan. 9, 2018. The soldier is assigned to the 25th Infantry Division’s 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne). Air Force photo by Alejandro Peña
Soldiers wearing red helmets drive a jeep with a dummy on a litter strapped to the front bumper.
Soldiers train with Miami-Dade County first responders at an urban search and rescue training area in Miami, Jan. 9, 2018. The soldiers are reservists assigned to the 468th Engineer Detachment. Army photo by Spc. P.J. Siquig
A service member aims a rifle and partially covers an airman he is lying next to in a field.
A U.S. Air Force Pararescue School student shields an airman with simulated injuries during a mass casualty exercise at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., Jan. 6, 2018. More than 100 airmen and soldiers participated in the exercise. Air Force photo by Jim Fisher
A Marine uses both hands to remove a rifle hammer while staring intently at it.
Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Jacob Cooper attempts to remove the hammer of an M16A4 rifle to repair it during a pre-fire inspection at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Jan. 8, 2018. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Dylan Chagnon
Two sailors perched atop a helicopter look at the back of a digital camera.
Navy Chief Petty Officer Edwin Villaneuva shows Petty 1st Class Edward Cayanan a photo as they inspect an MH-60S Seahawk helicopter aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt in the Persian Gulf, Jan. 7, 2018. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Spencer Roberts
A soldiers drives a tactical vehicle through an area closed off due to a storm-driven mudslide
Army Sgt. Diana Martinez drives a vehicle in mudslide-stricken Montecito, Calif., Jan. 10, 2018. The California National Guard is providing air and ground support during the disaster response effort. Martinez is a transportation specialist assigned to Detachment 1, 1114 Composite Transportation Company. Air National Gu ...More
A soldier, shown from behind, runs as yellowish-green smoke billows around him.
A soldier maneuvers through a smokescreen during a live-fire exercise in Djibouti, Dec. 27, 2017. The soldier is assigned to Combined Joint Task Force Horn of Africa's East African Response Force. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Erin Piazza
Airmen, shown in profile from the shoulders up, stand in a row wearing brown berets.
Air Force combat aviation advisors wear new brown berets during an unveiling ceremony at Duke Field, Fla., Jan. 6, 2018. The berets serve a symbol of distinction for the advisors, who work with foreign militaries around the globe. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joseph Pick
A recruit stares ahead as someone continues to shave his head, which is half-shorn.
Marine Corps recruit Mitchell Sanchez receives his first recruit training haircut at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C., Jan. 8, 2018. Sanchez is assigned to Echo Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Vanessa Austin
A sailor closes a scuttle during a drill on a ship.
Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Luis Martinez closes a scuttle during a damage control drill aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt in the Persian Gulf, Jan. 10, 2018. The aircraft carrier is supporting maritime security operations to reassure allies and partners and preserve the free flow of commerce in the region. Navy photo ...More
A soldier plays guitar and sings as fellow soldiers play guitar behind him on a blue-lit, smoky stage.
Army Staff Sgt. Keenan McCarter, a baritone with the Soldiers' Chorus, performs with the Six-String Soldiers ensemble during the 2018 U.S. Army All-American Bowl Awards Show in San Antonio, Jan. 5, 2018. Army photo by Sgt. Christopher Hernandez
Fire and sparks shoot from a torch held by a sailor in a yellow diving helmet.
Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Sean McHugh uses a torch during an underwater pile removal operation at Fleet Activities Sasebo, Japan, Jan. 10, 2018. McHugh is assigned to Underwater Construction Team 2. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Arthurgwain L. Marquez
A B-2 aircraft taxis on a flightline.
An Air Force B-2 Spirit taxis on the flightline at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Jan. 8, 2018. Three B-2 Spirits and about 200 airmen based at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., deployed to Andersen to support U.S. Pacific Command’s bomber assurance and deterrence mission. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua Smoot
A sailor squats while holding a barbell on his shoulders as others observe.
Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Justin Sanchez participates in a fitness competition aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp in the Pacific Ocean, Jan. 10, 2018. Sanchez is a boatswain’s mate. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Levingston Lewis
An airman, shown in silhouette, drives an auxiliary vehicle in a hangar.
Air Force Airman 1st Class Charles Curran uses a floor scrubber at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Jan. 5, 2018. Curran is an electrical environmental apprentice assigned to the 823rd Maintenance Squadron. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Andrew D. Sarver
Three soldiers, shown in silhouette against a blue and pink sky, walk past an electrical tower.
One soldier holds a dog's muzzle and kisses the top of his head as another examines him.
A soldier parachutes above a backdrop of snowy mountains and pale blue and pink sky.
Soldiers wearing red helmets drive a jeep with a dummy on a litter strapped to the front bumper.
A service member aims a rifle and partially covers an airman he is lying next to in a field.
A Marine uses both hands to remove a rifle hammer while staring intently at it.
Two sailors perched atop a helicopter look at the back of a digital camera.
A soldiers drives a tactical vehicle through an area closed off due to a storm-driven mudslide
A soldier, shown from behind, runs as yellowish-green smoke billows around him.
Airmen, shown in profile from the shoulders up, stand in a row wearing brown berets.
A recruit stares ahead as someone continues to shave his head, which is half-shorn.
A sailor closes a scuttle during a drill on a ship.
A soldier plays guitar and sings as fellow soldiers play guitar behind him on a blue-lit, smoky stage.
Fire and sparks shoot from a torch held by a sailor in a yellow diving helmet.
A B-2 aircraft taxis on a flightline.
A sailor squats while holding a barbell on his shoulders as others observe.
An airman, shown in silhouette, drives an auxiliary vehicle in a hangar.