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Week in Photos: Feb. 10-16

Week in Photos is a collection of the best images published on Defense.gov during a seven-day period.
Four airmen move tactically to a target building.
Airmen move tactically to a target building during training at Warren Grove Gunnery Range, N.J., Feb. 9, 2018. The airmen are assigned to the New Jersey Air National Guard's 227th Air Support Operations Squadron. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Matt Hecht
Two pairs of sailors kneel and give thumbs-ups on either side of an aircraft on a ship's flight deck.
Sailors signal to launch an F/A-18E Super Hornet from the flight deck of the USS Harry S. Truman in the Atlantic Ocean, Feb. 7, 2018, during a composite training unit exercise. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Kaysee Lohmann
Airmen, shown in silhouette, walk in a field, illuminated in green from a night vision lens.
Airmen, shown through a night vision device, hike in a tactical formation during a nighttime winter mobilization exercise in Kansasville, Wis., Feb. 10, 2018. The airmen are assigned to the 128th Security Forces Squadron. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Morgan R. Lipinski
Hands holding a rifle hold up strings of barbed wire against a smoky backdrop.
A Marine Corps recruit uses a rifle to push barbed wire away so another Marine (not shown) can crawl under during basic warrior training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C., Feb. 7, 2018. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Sarah Stegall
An airman, shown from behind, looks at a helicopter grounded on sparse, rocky terrain as clouds waft above.
An airman observes an Army CH-47 Chinook helicopter at an undisclosed location in Afghanistan, Feb. 9, 2018. The airman is assigned to the 83rd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron, Air Force Central Command’s first dedicated joint personnel recovery team. Courtesy photo
An airman holds a flashlight in his mouth during an exercise under a green light.
As seen through a night-vision device, an airman holds a flashlight in his mouth as he participates in an exercise at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Feb. 11, 2018. The exercise tested mission readiness during a simulated deployment. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Cheyenne A. Powers
Marines participate in training to breach doors as smoke rises.
Marines participate in training to breach doors at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., Feb. 9, 2018, as part of Integrated Training Exercise 2-18. The exercise creates a realistic environment to produce combat-ready troops capable of operating as an integrated force. The Marines are assigned ...More
A sailor grinds a piece of metal in a ship's machine shop.
Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Devonta Woods grinds a piece of metal in the machine shop of the USS Carl Vinson in the Pacific Ocean, Feb. 6, 2018. The aircraft carrier is operating in the Pacific as part of a regularly scheduled deployment. Woods is a hull technician. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jake Cannady
Four U.S and four Swedish aircraft fly in formation above a cloud cover.
Four U.S. Air Force F-16C Fighting Falcons and four Swedish air force JAS 39 Gripens fly in formation behind a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker during aerial refueling training in Swedish airspace, Feb. 8, 2018. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Luke Milano
An airman watches as crews move an MK-82 into place.
Senior Airman Payton Knuckles watches as crews move an MK-82 bomb into place during a weapons load competition at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., Feb. 9, 2018. Knuckles is assigned to the 96th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron. The annual competition tests an airman's knowledge and proficiency, and identifies the load crew of ...More
Airmen, illuminated in blue light, gather on a sidewalk outside a building.
Airmen participate in a post-attack reconnaissance sweep exercise at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Feb. 8, 2018. Airmen practiced unexploded ordnance recognition and self-aid buddy care during the exercise. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michael X. Beyer
A sailor wearing goggles and a protective mask stares intently at something in front of him.
Navy Seaman Tyler Aytes strips paint from a bulkhead aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt in the Persian Gulf, Feb. 12, 2018, as the aircraft carrier supports security efforts in the region. Navy photo by Seaman Michael Hogan
A soldier clears a machine gun while preparing to move during an exercise in the snow.
A soldier clears an M240B machine gun while preparing to move during exercise Operation Punchbowl at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Feb. 10, 2018. The live-fire exercise focused on arctic lethality. The soldier is assigned to the 25th Infantry Division's Company B, 1st Battaltion, 5th Infantry Regiment, 1st S ...More
A Marine swims out from an opening in a mock helicopter at the bottom of a swimming pool.
A Marine participates in underwater egress survival training at Camp Pendleton, Calif., Feb 9, 2018. Marines exited from a training device designed to resemble a helicopter. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Dylan Chagnon
A sailor extends his arm to signal to an aircraft to launch from a ship's deck.
Navy Lt. Donnell Exum signals to an F/A-18F Super Hornet to launch from the USS Theodore Roosevelt in the Persian Gulf, Feb. 12, 2018. The aircraft carrier is supporting maritime security operations to reassure allies and partners and preserve the free flow of commerce. The Hornet is assigned to Strike Fighter Attack S ...More
Two Marines compete against each other in a pugil stick match.
Marines compete in a pugil stick match during the Spartan Cup competition at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., Feb. 9, 2018. The event gives the Marines, assigned to Marine Wing Communication Squadron 28, a chance to compete against one another while building camaraderie and unit cohesion. Marine Corps photo ...More
A soldier adjusts his tied as he prepares for an interview.
Army Spc. Brandon Muncy adjusts his tie as he prepares for the formal board interview portion of the Best Warrior selection competition at Camp Swift, Texas, Feb. 10, 2018. Muncy is a nodal network operator for the 36th Division's Headquarters Battalion. Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Mark Scovell
Marines participate in a parade during Mardi Gras festivities in New Orleans.
Marine Corps Maj. Gen. Burke W. Whitman, commanding general of the 4th Marine Division, participates with other Marines in the Zulu Parade during Mardi Gras in New Orleans, Feb 13, 2018. Marines highlighted the military presence in the New Orleans area during the festivities and supported community outreach events. Mar ...More
Two airmen listen as children read to them in a school library.
Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jere Ross, front, and Airman 1st Class Sarah Marcinko read with children at an elementary school at the Vogelweh Military Complex, Germany, Feb. 6, 2018. Ross is a noncommissioned officer assigned to the 86th Airlift Wing and Marcinko is assigned to the 569th U.S. Forces Police Squadron. During the ...More
A soldier leans in and kisses the nose of a horse, who's head is tilted and ears are cocked.
Army Spc. Colin Martin kisses Hank, an 11-year-old horse assigned to the Caisson Platoon of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment, known as “The Old Guard,” before conducting funeral training at Arlington National Cemetery, Va., Feb. 6, 2018. Army photo by Elizabeth Fraser
Four airmen move tactically to a target building.
Two pairs of sailors kneel and give thumbs-ups on either side of an aircraft on a ship's flight deck.
Airmen, shown in silhouette, walk in a field, illuminated in green from a night vision lens.
Hands holding a rifle hold up strings of barbed wire against a smoky backdrop.
An airman, shown from behind, looks at a helicopter grounded on sparse, rocky terrain as clouds waft above.
An airman holds a flashlight in his mouth during an exercise under a green light.
Marines participate in training to breach doors as smoke rises.
A sailor grinds a piece of metal in a ship's machine shop.
Four U.S and four Swedish aircraft fly in formation above a cloud cover.
An airman watches as crews move an MK-82 into place.
Airmen, illuminated in blue light, gather on a sidewalk outside a building.
A sailor wearing goggles and a protective mask stares intently at something in front of him.
A soldier clears a machine gun while preparing to move during an exercise in the snow.
A Marine swims out from an opening in a mock helicopter at the bottom of a swimming pool.
A sailor extends his arm to signal to an aircraft to launch from a ship's deck.
Two Marines compete against each other in a pugil stick match.
A soldier adjusts his tied as he prepares for an interview.
Marines participate in a parade during Mardi Gras festivities in New Orleans.
Two airmen listen as children read to them in a school library.
A soldier leans in and kisses the nose of a horse, who's head is tilted and ears are cocked.