Picture of the Week

Photo - Firefighters at Sea

Hires_150408-N-CH038-421cU.S. sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt practice firefighting techniques during a general quarters drill in the Red Sea, April 8, 2015. The carrier is deployed in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility supporting Operation Inherent Resolve, which includes strike operations in Iraq and Syria. 
U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Chris Liaghat 


Photo - Dignified Transfer

Hires_150414-F-RB000-001BAir Force Rabbi (Maj.) Sarah Schechter reads from the Torah while the honor guard escorts the casket containing the remains of Capt. Richard D. Chorlins into the Cadet Chapel at the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colo., April 14, 2015. Chorlins was killed in Vietnam in January 1970. His remains were transferred to the academy in a dignified arrival ceremony for burial in the Academy Cemetery April 14, 2015. Schechter is a Cadet Chapel Jewish chaplain. 
U.S. Air Force photo by Liz Copan


Photo - Raid Exercise

Hires_150411-M-SV584-061cMarines ride a rigid-hull inflatable boat to their objective during a certification exercise off the coast of Los Angeles, April 11, 2015. The Marines executed a simulated precision raid at the Port of Los Angeles to test their skills before deploying. The Marines are assigned to the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s Maritime Raid Force. 
U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Anna Albrecht 


Photo - Phoning It In

Hires_150416-A-WG858-003cU.S. soldiers transmit information while conducting zone reconnaissance during exercise Saber Junction 15 at the U.S. Army’s Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels, Germany, April 16, 2015. The exercise prepares NATO and partner nation forces for offensive, defensive and stability operations and promotes interoperability among participants. 
U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Lloyd Villanueva 


Photo - Canine Chat

Hires_150415-F-MC546-390cAir 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


Photo - Growler Takeoff

Hires_150419-N-TC437-036cAn 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