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Week in Photos: Jan. 27-Feb. 2

Week in Photos is a collection of the best images published on Defense.gov during a seven-day period.
A Coast Guard HC-130 Hercules airplane receives a wash down.
A Coast Guard HC-130 Hercules airplane receives a wash down at Air Station Barbers Point, Hawaii, Jan. 24, 2018. Crew members maintain operational readiness by rinsing the plane after every flight to protect it and remove any salt. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Brandon Kelly
An airman uses his fingers as he configures a network switch behind blue wires.
Air Force Airman 1st Class Zachary Brown configures a network switch at the 179th Airlift Wing in Mansfield, Ohio, Jan. 26, 2018. Brown is assigned to the 179th Airlift Wing Communications Flight, which received the Air Force Lt. Gen. Harold W. Grant award for best communication flight in the Air National Guard. Air Na ...More
Pilots assigned to the Navy's demonstration squadron fly at an angle over land.
Pilots assigned to the Blue Angels, the Navy's flight demonstration squadron, practice show maneuvers during a winter training flight over El Centro, Calif., Jan. 27, 2018. The Blue Angels are scheduled to perform more than 60 demonstrations at more than 30 U.S. locations in 2018. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class ...More
An airman aims at a target during weapons training.
Air Force Tech. Sgt. Kapricia Reynolds aims at a target during weapons training at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Jan. 30, 2018. Reynolds is a vehicle equipment maintenance mechanic assigned to the 307th Logistics Readiness Squadron. The squadron's airmen qualified on the M4 carbine as part of their standard military t ...More
A Marine holds a yellow rubber rifle while he treads water in a pool.
Marine Corps Pfc. Michael Garziano holds a rubber rifle while treading water during a pool training event at Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Jan. 22, 2018. The event included various exercises such as an underwater swim, static breath holds and gear retrievals. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Luke Kuennen
Sailors inspect an electrical panel under a blue light.
Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Sarah Griffin, bottom, and Petty Officer 3rd Class Edward Heck inspect an electrical panel to prepare for a phase inspection on an F/A-18F Super Hornet on the USS Theodore Roosevelt in the Persian Gulf, Jan. 30, 2018. The aircraft carrier supports maritime security operations to reassure a ...More
Four Marines standing in waist-deep water by a mangrove tree aim weapons in different directions.
Marines provide simulated security during a dive mission in Key West, Fla., Jan. 24, 2018. The Marines, assigned to Charlie Company, 2nd Reconnaissance Battalion, were preparing for an upcoming deployment. Marines Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Brennon A. Taylor
Two airmen standing in containers elevated from articulated device work around metal beams.
Air Force Senior Airman Robert Haehnel and Staff Sgt. Brandon Hutchinson install energy efficient light-emitting diode light bulbs on the flightline at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, Jan. 29, 2018. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Colton Elliott
Smoke billows from the dark work space of a sailor in a helmet and gloves as he performs welding.
Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Leslie Carlson-Beltz welds a bracket together aboard the USS John C. Stennis in Bremerton, Wash., Jan. 30, 2018, as the aircraft carrier prepares for its next scheduled deployment. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class William Ford
Marines practice room clearing techniques.
Marines practice room clearing techniques at Fire Base Gloria, Camp Pendleton, Calif., Jan. 29, 2018. The refined techniques and procedures enhance the ability of Marines to conduct raid operations while deployed. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Danny Gonzalez
A retired soldier draws his bow during archery practice.
Retired Army Sgt. 1st Class Josh Lindstrom practices after his competition at the 2018 Lancaster Archery Classic in Manheim, Pa., Jan. 27, 2018. Lindstrom has competed in other archery competitions such as the Invictus Games and the Warrior Games. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Anita C. Newman
A moon sets against a midnight blue sky over yellow hangar canopies.
A rare super blue blood moon sets in the western sky over Will Rogers Air National Guard Base in Oklahoma City, Jan. 31, 2018. This lunar event hasn't happened since 1866. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Tyler Woodward
Service members, shown in silhouette, paddle in a canoe in water against blue sky.
An outrigger canoeing boat team paddles during a U.S. Army Pacific-hosted team-building exercise with British soldiers at Keehi Lagoon in Honolulu, Jan. 30, 2018. Army photo by 1st. Lt. Ryan DeBooy
A soldiers talks to elementary students at a school.
Army Spc. Kendell Smith answers questions from students at an elementary school in Raleigh, N.C., Jan. 31, 2018. Smith, an Apachee helicopter mechanic assigned to the 449th Theater Aviation Brigade, arrived at the school on a UH 72 Lakota and talked to the students about how helicopters work. Army photo by Staff Sgt. M ...More
Sailors and Marines barbecue on four large grills on a ship during sunset.
Sailors and Marines barbecue on a starboard elevator during a picnic on the USS America in the Pacific Ocean, Feb. 1, 2018. The amphibious assault ship is returning from a seven-month deployment. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Alexander Ventura II
A Coast Guard HC-130 Hercules airplane receives a wash down.
An airman uses his fingers as he configures a network switch behind blue wires.
Pilots assigned to the Navy's demonstration squadron fly at an angle over land.
An airman aims at a target during weapons training.
A Marine holds a yellow rubber rifle while he treads water in a pool.
Sailors inspect an electrical panel under a blue light.
Four Marines standing in waist-deep water by a mangrove tree aim weapons in different directions.
Two airmen standing in containers elevated from articulated device work around metal beams.
Smoke billows from the dark work space of a sailor in a helmet and gloves as he performs welding.
Marines practice room clearing techniques.
A retired soldier draws his bow during archery practice.
A moon sets against a midnight blue sky over yellow hangar canopies.
Service members, shown in silhouette, paddle in a canoe in water against blue sky.
A soldiers talks to elementary students at a school.
Sailors and Marines barbecue on four large grills on a ship during sunset.