Picture of the Week

Photo - Fast Rope Entry

Hires_150310-M-CX588-093cU.S. Marines conduct a fast-rope exercise as part of amphibious integration training aboard the USS Green Bay at sea, March 10, 2015. The Marines, assigned to Maritime Raid Force, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, are conducting a spring patrol with sailors in the Asia-Pacific region. 
U.S. Marine Corps photo by GySgt Ismael Pena


Photo - Forced Entry

Hires_150318-F-LX370-171cSoldiers practice a forced-entry parachute assault on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, March 18, 2015, as part of a larger tactical field exercise. The soldiers are paratroopers assigned to the 25th Infantry Division's 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team. 
U.S. Air Force photo by Justin Connaher 


Photos - Boots Off

Hires_150317-M-DE426-003BMarine Corps Sgt. Nicholas P. Slover removes his boot before inflating his pants during a swim qualification course on Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., March 17, 2015. Marines must tread water for 10 minutes during the qualification to demonstrate they can properly use their uniform as a flotation device for survival in water. 
U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Bobby J. Yarbrough


Photo - Running Dive

Hires_150316-M-TM809-009cA soldier runs off the back of a CH-47F Chinook helicopter while conducting a simulated combat dive mission in the water off of Bellows Air Force Station in Waimanalo, Hawaii, March 16, 2015. The solder is assigned to 1st Special Forces Group, Joint Base Lewis-McChord. 
U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Brittney Vella 


Photo - Mountaineering Final

Hires_150219-Z-KE462-629cArmy Capt. Jason Beams observes soldiers climbing Smugglers' Notch during their final phase of the Basic Military Mountaineering course in Jeffersonville, Vt., Feb. 19, 2015. Beams is the training division officer at the Army Mountain Warfare School in Jericho, Vt. 
U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Sarah Mattison