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Week in Photos: Feb. 17-23

Week in Photos is a collection of the best images published on Defense.gov during a seven-day period.
Two soldiers run during an event to earn an expert badge as the sun glows from the horizon.
Soldiers run during Objective Bull, the final event of the Expert Infantryman Badge, in Vicenza, Italy, Feb. 16, 2018. The test determines a warrior's drive and culminates with a 12-mile ruck march. The soldiers are paratroopers assigned to the 173rd Airborne Brigade. Army photo by Lt. Col. John Hall.
Sailors man a gun on a ship and look out over a suspension bridge illuminated in red light at night illuminated in red light.
Sailors man a .50-caliber machine gun aboard the USS Carney as the guided missile destroyer ship travels in the Bosporus, Feb., 17, 2018. The Carney is supporting U.S. national security interests in Europe and regional allies and partners. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class James R. Turner
Marines observe and touch a jungle gecko.
Marines observe and touch a jungle gecko during Cobra Gold 18 at Camp Ban Chan Khrem, Thailand, Feb. 19, 2018. The basic jungle survival skills course prepares Marines for operations in the harsh environment. The Marines are assigned to Kilo Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Rober ...More
Amphibious vehicles travel in water toward a beach as white and brown smoke wafts in the background.
Service members conduct a simulated amphibious assault during Cobra Gold 18 in Hat Yao, Thailand, Feb. 17, 2018. Cobra Gold is annual multinational exercise in Thailand. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Olivia G. Ortiz
An airman crouches in rotor wash during an exercise.
Air Force Staff Sgt. Benjamin Reynolds crouches in rotor wash during a field training exercise at Turtle Mountain State Forest, N.D., Feb. 14, 2018. Reynolds is the response force leader for the 891st Missile Security Forces Squadron. During the exercise, defenders assigned to the 91st Security Forces Group coordinated ...More
A sailor with yellow oxygen tanks inspects a pier underwater.
Navy Seaman Adam Porras inspects a pile during Cobra Gold with a Thai sailor in Sattahip, Thailand, Feb. 15, 2018. The exercise, which occurs with U.S., Thai and South Korean troops, maintains readiness, develops capabilities and enhances security. Porras is an equipment operator assigned to Underwater Construction Tea ...More
A Seahawk helicopter prepares to land on a ship's flight deck.
An MH-60S Seahawk prepares to land on the flight deck of the USS Theodore Roosevelt during a replenishment with the British Royal Fleet Auxiliary Fort Rosalie in the Persian Gulf, Feb. 15, 2018. The Roosevelt is supporting maritime security operations to reassure allies and partners and preserve the free flow of commer ...More
Green smoke streams from a can an airman holds up while standing in snowfield.
Air Force defenders participate in a three-day field training exercise focused on survival techniques in the Turtle Mountain State Forest, N.D., Feb. 14, 2018. The airmen are assigned to the 91st Security Forces Group. Air Force photo by Senior Airman J.T. Armstrong
Airmen wielding rifles move forward beside a wood wall.
Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Jill Victor conducts close quarters battle training at Fort Jackson, S.C., Feb. 13, 2018, during Scorpion Lens, an annual training exercise for combat camera personnel. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kyle Hagan
Four sailors stand atop an aircraft and wash it using a hose and mops.
Sailors wash an F/A-18F Super Hornet on the flight deck of the USS Harry S. Truman in the Atlantic Ocean, Feb. 20, 2018, during a composite training unit exercise. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Kaysee Lohmann
A Marine kneeling in a snowy field fires a rocket-propelled grenade launcher.
A U.S. Marine fires a Romanian rocket-propelled grenade launcher at the Babadag Training Area in Romania, Feb. 12, 2018, during Exercise Platinum Eagle 17.2. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Brandon Thomas
Six Marines climb ropes tied to a wooden structure outside.
Marine Corps officer candidates conduct a rope climb before a 3-mile run at the Officer Candidates School at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va., Feb. 15, 2018. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Donte Busker
Marine Corps Sgt. Christopher Fiffie, who’s assigned to the 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, drinks cobra blood during jungle survival training in Sattahip, Thailand.
Marine Corps Sgt. Christopher Fiffie, who’s assigned to the 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, drinks cobra blood during jungle survival training in Sattahip, Thailand, Feb. 19, 2018. The training was conducted as part of Exercise Cobra Gold 2018. Snake blood can be consumed to keep an individual hydrat ...More
Two veterans lean on canes while sitting and laughing with two Marines.
Retired Marines Len Maffioli and Damaso Sutis, both veterans of the World War II Battle of Iwo Jima, share stories with Marines at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., Feb. 16, 2018. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Mark Lowe II
Deep Breath
Navy Senior Chief Petty Officer Joseph Paterniti takes a breath during swimming training prior to the Team Navy trials at Naval Station Mayport’s fitness center in Jacksonville, Fla., in preparation for the 2018 Department of Defense Warrior Games, Feb. 19, 2018. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Lopez
A man in Native American garb holds multiple hoops while dancing in front of a crowd outside on a lawn.
Army veteran Brian Hammill, a member of the Ho-Chunk Nation, competes in the Heard Museum World Championship Hoop Dance Contest in Phoenix, Feb. 10, 2018. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Anita C. Newman
Two soldiers run during an event to earn an expert badge as the sun glows from the horizon.
Sailors man a gun on a ship and look out over a suspension bridge illuminated in red light at night illuminated in red light.
Marines observe and touch a jungle gecko.
Amphibious vehicles travel in water toward a beach as white and brown smoke wafts in the background.
An airman crouches in rotor wash during an exercise.
A sailor with yellow oxygen tanks inspects a pier underwater.
A Seahawk helicopter prepares to land on a ship's flight deck.
Green smoke streams from a can an airman holds up while standing in snowfield.
Airmen wielding rifles move forward beside a wood wall.
Four sailors stand atop an aircraft and wash it using a hose and mops.
A Marine kneeling in a snowy field fires a rocket-propelled grenade launcher.
Six Marines climb ropes tied to a wooden structure outside.
Marine Corps Sgt. Christopher Fiffie, who’s assigned to the 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, drinks cobra blood during jungle survival training in Sattahip, Thailand.
Two veterans lean on canes while sitting and laughing with two Marines.
Deep Breath
A man in Native American garb holds multiple hoops while dancing in front of a crowd outside on a lawn.