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Week in Photos: Feb. 24-March 2

Week in Photos is a collection of the best images published on Defense.gov during a seven-day period.
Airmen, shown in silhouette, perform maintenance on a helicopter's rotor against a cloudy sky.
Airmen perform maintenance on the rotor of an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter during an evaluation at Moody Air Force Base, Ga, Feb. 27, 2018. The evaluation tested the ability of the airmen to unfold the Pave Hawk's tail and main rotors to make the helicopter operational in a limited amount of time. Air Force photo by Ai ...More
Military firefighters extinguish an aircraft fire during a training exercise.
U.S. Marines and Thai sailors extinguish an aircraft fire in a simulated crash scenario during Cobra Gold 2018, an annual exercise, in Rayong province, Thailand, Feb. 20, 2018. The Marines are firefighters assigned to Marine Wing Support Squadron 172. The exercise advanced regional security and ensured effective respon ...More
Service members and veterans compete in a freestyle swimming event in a pool.
Service members and veterans compete in the 100-meter freestyle swimming event in the 5th Annual Air Force Wounded Warrior Trials in Las Vegas, Feb. 25, 2018. The event focuses on adaptive athletic reconditioning for lasting effects on physical and emotional recovery. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kevin Tanenbaum
A Marine closes her eyes and tilts her face upward while trying to lift an ammo can, as fellow troops watch.
A Marine participates in a physical fitness event as part of a Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron competition at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, Feb. 23, 2018, to build morale within the squadron. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Joseph Abrego
A ship's port hole shows a helicopter flying near another ship in the ocean.
An SA 330 Puma helicopter conducts a replenishment with the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson in the South China Sea, Feb. 26, 2018. The helicopter is assigned assigned to the Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Cesar Chavez. The Vinson is operating as part of a scheduled deployment. Navy photo b ...More
Marines in cold-weather gear carry a mock patient in an orange stretcher.
Marines move a mock hypothermic casualty during cold-weather training at the Black Rapids Training Site in Alaska, Feb. 20, 2018, to prepare for the upcoming Arctic Edge exercise. Army photo by John Pennell
Sailors watch as a jet lands on a flight deck.
Navy landing signal officers watch as an F/A-18 Super Hornet prepares to land on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman in the Atlantic Ocean, Feb. 23, 2018, during a training exercise. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Kaysee Lohmann
A sailor, shown in silhouette, inspects a helicopter's tail rotor.
Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Jose Ruano inspects the tail rotor of an MH-60R Seahawk helicopter on the USS Preble in the Persian Gulf, Feb. 22, 2018. The guided-missile destroyer is supporting maritime security operations to reassure allies and partners and preserve the free flow of commerce in the region. Ruano is an ...More
Two wrestlers lean into each other with their heads touching an arms forming an "O" around their heads and torsos.
Marine Corps Sgt. Raymond Bunker, left, wrestles Army Spc. Ellis Coleman during the 2018 Armed Forces Wrestling Championship Greco-Roman competition at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., Feb. 24, 2018. Navy photo by Lt. Joe Painter
Two military helicopters receive fuel from a military cargo aircraft while flying.
A pair of HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopters receive fuel from an HC-130J Combat King II cargo aircraft during a training mission over Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Feb. 22, 2018.The HC-130J conducts personnel recovery missions, provides a command and control platform, refuels helicopters and carries supplemental fuel for exte ...More
Marines crawl under a barbed wire obstacle during a combat endurance course.
Marines crawl under a barbed wire obstacle during a combat endurance course at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C., Feb. 28, 2018. The course fostered unit cohesion and enabled the Marines to work together as a team. Marine Corps photo by Cpl Banjamin McDonald
Airmen in blue athletic gear warm up before a sprint track event.
Competitors warm up before the men’s sprint track event in the 5th Annual Air Force Wounded Warrior Trials at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Feb. 27, 2018. The Air Force Wounded Warrior Program, a congressionally mandated and federally funded effort, provides personalized care, services and advocacy to wounded, ill or in ...More
A soldier performs pushups during a competition as other soldiers look on.
Army Pfc. Stephanie Trudell performs pushups at the first event station of the 23rd Quartermaster Brigade Soldier Stakes competition at Fort Lee, Va., Feb. 24, 2018. Trudell is assigned to the 244th Quartermaster Battalion. Each of the six competing teams had to complete a total of 100 pushups before moving to the next ...More
A sailor in a yellow t-shirt holds his eyes and mouth closed as a spray of liquid hits him.
Navy Seaman Phelan Payne shuts his eyes and mouth while being sprayed with pepper spray during training at Naval Support Activity Bethesda, Md., Feb. 23, 2018. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class William Phillips
Soldiers sitting on benches watch as a golden retriever holds his paw up to a man's extended hand.
Kerry A. Welch, a USO representative, gets a high-five from his dog Lucy at Robert Gray Army Airfield, Texas, Feb. 25, 2018, in front of nearly 100 soldiers preparing to deploy to Southwest Asia. Army Reserve photo by Sgt. 1st Class Brent C. Powell
A baseball player catches a ball against a wall with a cartoon illustration of a home plate character catching a ball.
Air Force Academy center fielder Daniel Jones runs down a ball to right center field during the Freedom Classic baseball tournament against Navy at Grainger Stadium in Kinston, N.C., Feb. 24, 2018. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. David W. Carbajal
Airmen, shown in silhouette, perform maintenance on a helicopter's rotor against a cloudy sky.
Military firefighters extinguish an aircraft fire during a training exercise.
Service members and veterans compete in a freestyle swimming event in a pool.
A Marine closes her eyes and tilts her face upward while trying to lift an ammo can, as fellow troops watch.
A ship's port hole shows a helicopter flying near another ship in the ocean.
Marines in cold-weather gear carry a mock patient in an orange stretcher.
Sailors watch as a jet lands on a flight deck.
A sailor, shown in silhouette, inspects a helicopter's tail rotor.
Two wrestlers lean into each other with their heads touching an arms forming an "O" around their heads and torsos.
Two military helicopters receive fuel from a military cargo aircraft while flying.
Marines crawl under a barbed wire obstacle during a combat endurance course.
Airmen in blue athletic gear warm up before a sprint track event.
A soldier performs pushups during a competition as other soldiers look on.
A sailor in a yellow t-shirt holds his eyes and mouth closed as a spray of liquid hits him.
Soldiers sitting on benches watch as a golden retriever holds his paw up to a man's extended hand.
A baseball player catches a ball against a wall with a cartoon illustration of a home plate character catching a ball.