Air Force Staff Sgt. Joshua Rettschlag talks to his military dog, Onur, during Gunfighter Flag 15-2 on Saylor Creek Range, Idaho, April 15, 2015. Rettschlag is a military working dog handler assigned to the 366th Security Forces Squadron, which participated in the exercise to train in realistic scenarios with joint service members in a tactical environment. U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Connor J. Marth
Picture of the Week
An E/A-18G Growler launches from the flight deck of the USS John C. Stennis in the Pacific Ocean, April 20, 2015. The Stennis is training to assess its abilities to conduct combat missions, support functions and survive complex casualty control situations. The E/A-18G Growler is assigned to Electronic Attack Squadron 133.
U.S. Navy Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ignacio D. Perez
U.S. Marines prepare to board a landing craft from a combat rubber raiding craft during a routine visit, board, search and seizure exercise in the Gulf of Aden, April 9, 2015. The Marines are assigned to the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s Maritime Raid Force.
U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Joey Mendez
A helicopter hoists Marines into the air during insertion and extraction training on Camp Pendleton, Calif., April 17, 2015. The Marines are students of the Basic Reconnaissance Course assigned to Reconnaissance Training Company.
U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Shaltiel Dominguez
Two F-35C Lightning II aircraft fly in formation with two F/A-18E/F Super Hornets over the Sierra Nevada mountain range, April 14, 2015. The flight is part of a six-day visit by Strike Fighter Squadron 101 to Naval Air Station Lemoore, Cailf., the future site for the F-35C. U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Cmdr. Darin Russell
Navy Seaman Jerrod Essway walks through aqueous foam after checking a form distribution nozzle on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan in the Pacific Ocean, April 18, 2015. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Chase C. Lacombe
Marines fast rope from an SH-60 Seahawk helicopter onto a ship during visit, board, search and seizure training off the coast of Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., April 14, 2015.
U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Andre Dakis
Army Sgt. 1St Class Jeremy Lemma prepares to touch the Ranger sign and drop into Victory Pond below to continue the assessment for combat water survival during the 2015 Best Ranger Competition on Fort Benning, Ga., April 12, 2015. Lemma is assigned to the Airborne and Ranger Training Brigade.
U.S. Army photo by Patrick A. Albright
U.S. Navy Seaman Kirsten Zapata removes a cargo net from a crate during a replenishment at sea aboard the USS John C. Stennis in the Pacific Ocean, April 10, 2015. The ship is undergoing an assessment of its abilities to conduct combat missions, perform support functions and survive complex casualty control situations.
U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ignacio D. Perez
An amphibious assault vehicle splashes from the well deck of the USS Kearsarge into the Atlantic Ocean, April 13, 2015. Marines used the amphibious assault vehicles as transportation to the shore of Onslow Beach, Camp Lejeune, N.C. More than 200 Marines simulated being part of a Marine Expeditionary Unit element deployed to conduct ship-to-shore assault.
U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Kirstin Merrimarahajara