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Week in Photos: Jan. 20-26

Week in Photos is a collection of the best images published on Defense.gov during a seven-day period.
A sailor, illuminated in red and framed by a spiral structure, uses a light to look at an aircraft part he's holding.
Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Jeremy Grimes examines aircraft parts during a nondestructive inspection aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt in the Persian Gulf, Jan. 24, 2018. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Alex Corona
An aircraft approaches the boom of another aircraft in cloud-studded skies over blue sea.
A California Air National Guard F-15 Eagle approaches the boom of an Iowa Air National Guard KC-135 Stratotanker above Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, Jan. 17, 2018, during exercise Sentry Aloha 18-01. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Chris Drudge
A curving beam of light illuminates a dark blue sky as a rocket launches.
An Atlas V rocket carrying a Space Based Infrared System Geosynchronous Earth Orbit satellite for an Air Force mission lifts off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., Jan. 19, 2018. Photo courtesy of United Launch Alliance
A soldier in a camouflage helmet and face paint looks out from behind green vegetation.
Army Sgt. Johnathan R. Lovett provides security during exercise Allied Spirit VIII in Hohenfels, Germany, Jan. 23, 2018. The U.S. Army Europe-directed exercise includes about 4,100 participants from 10 nations. Army photo by Sgt. Charles M. Bailey
Wavy beams of colored light emanet from a jet on a flight deck at night.
Marines move an F/A-18C Hornet on the flight deck of the USS Theodore Roosevelt in the Persian Gulf, Jan. 24, 2018, as the aircraft carrier supports security efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Spencer Roberts
A sailor leans back atop a utility pole as another stands on the other side of the pole.
Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Douglas Morgan teaches Seaman Skylar Knight how to get into a working position at the top of a utility pole during an electrical systems apprentice course at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, Jan. 23, 2018. Air Force photo by Alan R. Quevy
A Marine soars over desert terrain, visible from an opening in the aircraft from which he jumped.
A Marine jumps out of an MV-22 Osprey at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., Jan. 18, 2018, during Integrated Training Exercise 2-18. The Marine is assigned to the 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. William Chockey
Marines breach and clear a building in a cold, mountainous environment.
Marines breach and clear a building during Exercise Nordic Frost at the Camp Ethan Allen Training Site in Jericho, Vt., Jan. 19, 2018. The exercise enabled Marines to demonstrate their ability to conduct tasks and perform skills in a cold, mountainous environment. The Marines are assigned to the 4th Marine Division's E ...More
An airman, shown at a titled angle, wears headphones and holds their wires in one hand.
Air Force Staff Sgt. Dylan Gagne communicates with a pilot during preflight operations at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Jan. 23, 2018. Gagne is a tactical aircraft maintainer with the Thunderbirds, the Air Force’s flight demonstration team. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Christopher Boitz
A group of Marines crowds around a rope in the back of an aircraft parked in a field.
Marines in the back of an MV-22 Osprey prepare for fast-rope training during exercise Iron Fist 2018 at Camp Pendleton, Calif., Jan. 23. Marines and Japanese soldiers are participating in the exercise. Marine Corps photo by Gunnery Sgt. Robert B. Brown Jr.
Marines wearing silver protective gear use a hose to spray water on flames.
Marines conduct a firefighting training exercise at Marine Corps Air Station Camp Pendleton, Calif., Jan. 24, 2018. The base hosts the monthly exercise to promote mission readiness. The Marines are aircraft rescue firefighters assigned to wing support squadrons. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Dalton Swanbeck
An silhouetted airman launches a drone in an open area.
Air Force Tech Sgt. Matthew Coutts launches a Raven B Digital Data Link drone during a demonstration in Southwest Asia, Jan. 24, 2018. Coutts is assigned to the 332d Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron. After takeoff, the Raven B uses battery power to patrol the air for up to 90 minutes. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt ...More
Dozens of parachutes descend against a backdrop of deep blue sky and dark blue mountains.
Soldiers conduct a night jump with the Dolomite Mountains in the distance in northern Italy, Jan. 24, 2018. The soldiers are paratroopers assigned to the 173rd Airborne Brigade. Army photo by Lt. Col. John Hall
A soldier helps another soldier remove a chemical protective suit.
Army Spc. Airrell Casey, left, helps Spc. Makerita Luani remove a chemical protective suit during training at Breitenwald Training Area near Landstuhl, Germany, Jan. 22, 2018. Casey and Luani, both assigned to the 39th Transportation Battalion, trained on chemical, biological, nuclear and radiological hazards with the ...More
Sailors, shown from behind, maneuver mooring lines on a ship, with sunbeams, clouds and sea in the background.
Sailors remove mooring lines aboard the USS Carney as the ship departs Souda Bay, Greece, Jan. 21, 2018, during a patrol in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class James R. Turner
Two soldiers wearing protective masks move through a thick white smoke cloud.
Soldiers push through smoke from a grenade during the ground tactical movement portion of the Operation Bowie Strike training exercise in Zhegoc, Kosovo, Jan. 19, 2018. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Nicholas Farina
An airman watches the folding of an American flag.
Air Force Tech. Sgt. Isaiah Martin, noncommissioned officer in charge of the honor guard at Dover Air Force Base, Del., oversees his team’s duties during the funeral service of retired Maj. John L. Harrison, Jr., World War II veteran and Tuskegee Airman, March 31, 2017, in Philadelphia. The Tuskegee Airmen were African ...More
A sailor, illuminated in red and framed by a spiral structure, uses a light to look at an aircraft part he's holding.
An aircraft approaches the boom of another aircraft in cloud-studded skies over blue sea.
A curving beam of light illuminates a dark blue sky as a rocket launches.
A soldier in a camouflage helmet and face paint looks out from behind green vegetation.
Wavy beams of colored light emanet from a jet on a flight deck at night.
A sailor leans back atop a utility pole as another stands on the other side of the pole.
A Marine soars over desert terrain, visible from an opening in the aircraft from which he jumped.
Marines breach and clear a building in a cold, mountainous environment.
An airman, shown at a titled angle, wears headphones and holds their wires in one hand.
A group of Marines crowds around a rope in the back of an aircraft parked in a field.
Marines wearing silver protective gear use a hose to spray water on flames.
An silhouetted airman launches a drone in an open area.
Dozens of parachutes descend against a backdrop of deep blue sky and dark blue mountains.
A soldier helps another soldier remove a chemical protective suit.
Sailors, shown from behind, maneuver mooring lines on a ship, with sunbeams, clouds and sea in the background.
Two soldiers wearing protective masks move through a thick white smoke cloud.
An airman watches the folding of an American flag.