Picture of the Week

Photo - Hornet Landing

Hires_150608-N-EH855-654Navy Capt. William Koyama, commander of Carrier Air Wing 5, prepares to make an arrested landing on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George Washington in an F/A-18E Super Hornet after completing his 4000th flight hour near Guam, June 8, 2015. The Super Hornet is assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron. 
U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Bryan Mai 

Photo - Saber Strike

Hires_150608-F-QW945-313ATwo B-52H Stratofortress pilots maneuver behind the lead aircraft to complete a simulated air strike during exercise Saber Strike 15 in Europe, June 8, 2015. Bomber operations can respond to a variety of potential threats and situations. The exercise promotes regional stability and security while strengthening partner capabilities and trust. 
U.S. Air Force photos by Senior Airman Malia Jenkins 

Photo - Spirit Guide

Hires_150607-F-QW945-765BA U.S. airman guides a B-2 Spirit, known as the stealth bomber, for refueling during Saber Strike 15 on Royal Air Force Fairford, England, June 7, 2015. The exercise demonstrates the aircraft's capabilities to forward-deploy and deliver conventional and nuclear deterrence. 
U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Malia Jenkins 

Photo - Definitely Not Airborne

Hires_150609-A-BS310-411BU.S. soldiers rappel from a UH-60 Black Hawk during an air assault course at the 7th Army Joint Multinational Training Command's Grafenwoehr Training Area in Bavaria, Germany, June 9, 2015. 
U.S. Army photo by Markus Rauchenberger


Hires_150608-A-BS310-049BU.S. Army Sgt. Samantha Melanson rappels from a 55-foot tower during an air assault course at the 7th Army Joint Multinational Training Command's Grafenwoehr Training Area in Bavaria, Germany, June 8, 2015. Melanson is assigned to the 15th Engineer Battalion. 
U.S. Army photo by Markus Rauchenberger 

Photo - NASA Recovery Mission

Hires_150608-N-DT805-391cSailors recover the test vehicle for NASA's low-density supersonic decelerator off the coast of the Navy's Pacific Missile Range Facility on Kauai, Hawaii, June 8, 2015. The vehicle is part of a project to investigate and test technologies to land future robotics and humans on Mars, and safely return large payloads to Earth. The sailors are assigned to Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit 1. 
U.S. Navy photo by Chief Petty Officer John M. Hageman 

Photo - Help on the High Seas

Hires_150610-M-ST621-321cA U.S sailor helps a distressed mariner get to the medical staff aboard the USS Rushmore in the Makassar Strait, June 10, 2015. The Rushmore offered assistance to distressed mariners in the waters between the Indonesian islands of Kalimantan and Sulawesi. Once on board, the mariners received food and medical attention by Marines and sailors assigned to the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit and Essex Amphibious Ready Group. 
U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Emmanuel Ramos