Marine Corps Cpl. Jordan Claspell meets Eliljah, his 2-month-old son, for the first time upon his return to Camp Pendleton, Calif., April 4, 2015, after a seven-month deployment with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. U.S. Marines Corps photo by Sgt. Valerie Eppler
Picture of the Week
A Coast Guard rescue swimmer conducts a free fall direct deployment from an HH-65D Dolphin helicopter in the Pacific Ocean, April 7, 2015. The HH-65D Dolphin is assigned to Coast Guard Air Station Los Angeles.
U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Adam Eggers
Marines attending the infantry officers course conduct fast rope training in preparation for Talon Reach during Weapons and Tactics Instructor Course on Auxiliary Airfield 2 near Yuma, Ariz., March 26, 2015. The training is hosted by Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron One cadre, and provides standardized tactical training and certification of unit instructor qualifications to support Marine aviation Training and Readiness.
U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jodson B. Graves
Paratroopers move an 105-mm howitzer into firing position as other paratroopers conduct a parachute assault during Operation Spartan Valkyrie at Malamute drop zone on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, March 20, 2015.
U.S. Air Force photo by Justin Connaher
The Thunderbirds Solo pilots perform the Opposing Knife-Edge Hit maneuver during the Thunder on the Bay Air Show on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., March 28, 2015. U
.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Manuel J. Martinez
U.S. soldiers shake hands with Afghan children while patrolling through a village near Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, March 24, 2015. The soldiers are assigned to the 101st Airborne Division's 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry.
U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class David Wheeler
Army Sgt. Stefan Leroy runs a 1,500-meter event during the Army Trials on Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas, April 1, 2015. Athletes in the trials are competing for a spot on the Army’s team in the 2015 Department of Defense Warrior Games.
DoD photo by EJ Hersom
Marine Cpl David Elliot observes the beach during an amphibious beach exercise on Camp Lejeune, N.C., March 20, 2015. Elliot is assigned to 2nd Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division.
U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Tyler A. Andersen
U.S. sailors line up before raising the barricade during a flight deck drill aboard the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson in the Persian Gulf, March 21, 2015. The Carl Vinson is deployed in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility supporting Operation Inherent Resolve.
U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Scott Fenaroli