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Week in Photos: March 3-9

Week in Photos is a collection of the best images published on Defense.gov during a seven-day period.
A fighter jet prepares to receive fuel from another aircraft in flight.
An Air Force F-22 prepares to receive fuel from a KC-10 Extender over Syria, March 2, 2018. The F-22 is assigned to the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing, Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates. The aircraft possesses a sophisticated sensor suite allowing the pilot to track, identify, shoot and kill air-to-air threats bef ...More
An airman, shown in silhouette, kneels with a weapon on rocky terrain, against a cloud- and light-streaked blue sky.
An Air Force pararescueman provides security during a personnel recovery exercise at an undisclosed location in Afghanistan, March 6, 2018. The Air Force-Army exercise focused on building teamwork and joint capabilities. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Gregory Brook
A Marine stretches out his arm and yells while other Marines move past.
Marine Corps 1st Lt. Alex Gundy gives the order to take the last objective during a simulated raid while participating in 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s realistic urban training at Twenty-Nine Palms, Calif., March 1, 2018. Gundy is the 3rd Platoon commander assigned to Kilo Company, Battalion Landing Team, 3rd Battal ...More
Soldiers run up a hill through orange smoke.
U.S. Army paratroopers run through smoke during a British Best Detachment Competition at the 7th Army Training Command's Grafenwoehr training area, Germany, March 1, 2018. The soldiers are assigned to the 173rd Airborne Brigade. Army photo by Markus Rauchenberger
Marines, shown at an angle perform preventative maintenance to a girder bridge.
Marines perform preventative maintenance to a girder bridge during a field training exercise at Camp Pendleton, Calif., Feb. 28, 2018. The Marines, assigned to Bridge Company, 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, attached ropes to link reinforcements under the bridge to ensure it was tightly secu ...More
An airman uses his hands to signal the operator of an aircraft loadr/transporter.
Air Force Staff Sgt. Chris J. Park signals the operator of a Tunner 60K aircraft loader/transporter at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., March 3, 2018. Park is a KC-10 Extender boom operator assigned to the 76th Air Refueling Squadron, 514th Air Mobility Wing, which is a Reserve unit. The Reserve airmen airlifted ...More
An airman parachutes against a backdrop of snow-capped mountain peaks and cloud-filled blue sky.
An Air Force pararescueman conducts a high-altitude, high-opening free fall jump working during training at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, March 4, 2018. The airman is assigned to the 83rd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron. Air Force courtesy photo
Two rappellers hang on a building side and grasp a ribbon on the building.
Air Force firefighters rappel from the top story of a structural training facility at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., March 1, 2018, during a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new building. Air Force photo by Ilka Cole
Soldiers conduct riot control training with shields as yellow smoke rises.
Soldiers conduct riot control training at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels, Germany, March 6, 2018, to prepare for deployment to Kosovo. The NATO-led Kosovo force is responsible for establishing and maintaining a secure environment in the country. Army photo by Staff Sgt. David Overson
A soldier eyes a target during an archery competition.
Army Sfc. Wilson Naboa eyes a target during archery at the Army Trials at Fort Bliss, Texas, March 5, 2018. Naboa is assigned to the Warrior Transition Battalion, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. The competitive event includes 74 wounded, ill or injured active duty soldiers and veterans. Army photo by Pvt. Savannah Miller
A line of sailors pull a line with colorful clouds in the background.
Sailors assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin heave a line during a replenishment-at-sea with USNS Rappahannock in the Philippine Sea, March 3, 2018. The USS Mustin is forward-deployed in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations to support security and stability in the Indo-Pacific region ...More
A person in a wheel chair races down a track.
Ryan Novack, a wounded warrior athlete, competes in a race during the 5th annual Air Force Wounded Warrior Trials at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Feb. 27, 2018. The Air Force Wounded Warrior Program is designed to provide personalized care, services and advocacy to wounded, ill or injured recovering service members. Ai ...More
Sailors walk on stilts during a visit with children during a community event.
Sailors walk on stilts during a visit to SOS Children's Village as part of a community service event during a visit in Da Nang, Vietnam, March 6, 2018. The sailors are assigned to assigned to the Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group, which is deployed to the western Pacific Ocean. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Dani ...More
A sailor returning from a deployment embraces a loved one holding a lei as a crowd watches.
A sailor embraces a loved one on the pier at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, March 7, 2017. The sailor returned from a six-month deployment to the Western Pacific while stationed aboard the USS Tucson. Navy Photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Shaun Griffin
An airman watches as other airmen fold an American flag.
Air Force Airman 1st Class Logan Flook watches the flag-folding portion of the Honor Guard graduation ceremony at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., March 1, 2018. Flook is assigned to the 53rd Communications Systems Squadron. Air Force photo by Samuel King Jr.
A fighter jet prepares to receive fuel from another aircraft in flight.
An airman, shown in silhouette, kneels with a weapon on rocky terrain, against a cloud- and light-streaked blue sky.
A Marine stretches out his arm and yells while other Marines move past.
Soldiers run up a hill through orange smoke.
Marines, shown at an angle perform preventative maintenance to a girder bridge.
An airman uses his hands to signal the operator of an aircraft loadr/transporter.
An airman parachutes against a backdrop of snow-capped mountain peaks and cloud-filled blue sky.
Two rappellers hang on a building side and grasp a ribbon on the building.
Soldiers conduct riot control training with shields as yellow smoke rises.
A soldier eyes a target during an archery competition.
A line of sailors pull a line with colorful clouds in the background.
A person in a wheel chair races down a track.
Sailors walk on stilts during a visit with children during a community event.
A sailor returning from a deployment embraces a loved one holding a lei as a crowd watches.
An airman watches as other airmen fold an American flag.