Picture of the Week

Photo - Tactical Insertion

Hires_150705-N-XE158-064cU.S. Marines set up a perimeter after a tactical insertion with an MV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft as part of an amphibious assault during Talisman Sabre 2015 at Fog Bay, Australia, July 11, 2015. The Marines are assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit. The bilateral exercise trains U.S. and Australian forces in planning and conducting combined task force operations. 
U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Louis Rojas 

Photo - Boat Ops

Hires_150712-N-NI474-252cU.S. Marines conduct small boat ops using combat rubber raiding craft from the amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay during Talisman Sabre 2015 in the Indian Ocean, July 12, 2015. The Marines are assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit. 
U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Daniel M. Young 

Photo - Fight Before Markmanship Training

Hires_marinesgrapple2aMarine Corps Lance Cpl. Thomas Campos, right, fights to subdue Lance Cpl. Devon Borks during a short-range marksmanship qualification course aboard the dock landing ship USS Rushmore while at sea, July 9, 2015. Marines grappled for two minutes before the course of fire to simulate firing under stress and fatigue, which can occur in combat. Compos is an M32 gunner and Borks is an automatic riflemen, both with Kilo Company, Battalion Landing Team 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 15th Marine Exp U.S. Marine Corps photo by Emmanuel Ramos

Photo - Ready the Raft

Hires_150709-M-GR217-111cAs seen through a night-vision device, U.S. Marines prepare a combat rubber raiding craft for launch-and-recovery drills during Talisman Sabre 2015 from the well deck of the USS Green Bay at sea, July 9, 2015. The Marines are assigned to Fox Company, Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit. 
U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Brian Bekkala 

Photo - Last Check

Hires_150714-F-QN515-101cA U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot waits as airmen complete a final check of the aircraft’s weapons before taking off for a combat sortie from Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, July 14, 2015. The pilot is assigned to the 555th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron and the airmen are assigned to the 455th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron. 
U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Joseph Swafford 

Photo - Seahawk Flares


An MH-60R Seahawk helicopter fires flares near the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson during an air power demonstration in the Pacific Ocean, July 11, 2015. The carrier hosted more than 2,000 family members and friends to demonstrate the ship's capabilities. The helicopter is assigned to Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 73. 
U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Tom Tonthat

Photo - Orion's View

Hires_150714-N-MV308-184cNavy Lt. Christopher Malherek pilots a P-3C Orion maritime patrol aircraft over Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, July 14, 2015, during a routine training flight for the squadron's advanced readiness program. Malherek is assigned to Patrol Squadron 9. 
U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Amber Porter