Picture of the Week

Photo - Recovery Assisted Landing

Hires_150801-N-ZZ999-003cAn MH-60R Seahawk practices recovery-assisted landings during a team drill on the USS Lassen in the Philippine Sea, Aug. 1, 2015. The Lassen is patrolling in the 7th Fleet area of responsibility to support security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. The Seahawk assigned to Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 51. 
U.S. Navy photo by Chief Jesse Mommaerts 

Photo - VBSS Security

Hires_150720-M-PA636-039cA U.S. Marine provides security for his team and Navy SEALs while conducting a joint visit, board, search and seizure exercise during a composite training exercise in the Atlantic Ocean, July 20, 2015. The Marines, assigned to Maritime Raid Force, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, and sailors assigned to the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group are participating in the exercise to prepare for deployment to the 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility this fall. 
U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Andre Dakis 

Photo - Main Gun

Hires_150804-M-FZ867-803AAn M1A1 Abrams tank crew fires its 120-mm main gun during a live-fire gunnery at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif., Aug. 4, 2015. The tank crew is assigned to Alpha Company, 4th Tank Battalion. The live-fire exercise tests tank crews on their ability to work together on target accuracy. 
U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Lance Cpl. Julio McGraw 

Photo - Rotor Wash

Hires_150804-A-XX999-008cParatroopers move to their loading zone as rotor wash from a UH-60 Black Hawk caused a dust cloud during Operation Red Fury on Fort Bragg, N.C., Aug. 4, 2015. The training helped to increase the unit’s interoperability between ground and aviation units. The paratroopers are assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team. 
U.S. Army photo by Capt. Adan Cazarez 

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