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Week In Photos

Department of Defense Aug. 17, 2008

  • U.S. Navy Airman Sean Bibby directs an F/A-18E Super Hornet onto a steam-powered catapult to be launched from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln in the North Arabian Sea, Aug. 14, 2008. The USS Lincoln is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility in support of operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as maritime security operations. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class James R. Evans
  • U.S. Air Force World Class Athlete Program Capt. Eli Bremer swims to a seventh-place finish in the 200-meter freestyle portion of the Olympic men's modern pentathlon with a time of 2 minutes, 2.80 seconds in Beijing, Aug. 21, 2008. Bremer, 30, of Colorado Springs, Colo.,  finished 23rd in the one-day event with five sports: pistol shooting, fencing, 
swimming, equestrian riding and cross-country running.  U.S. Army photo by Tim Hipps
  • A U.S. Air Force gunship jettisons flares over an area near Hurlburt Field, Fla., Aug. 20, 2008. The flares are designed to intercept heat-seeking missiles that can track aircraft during real-world missions.  U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Julianne Show
  • U.S. Army soldiers investigate the stairwells of the renovated Al Faw Intermediate School in the Sadr City district of Baghdad, Iraq, Aug. 14, 2008. The soldiers are assigned to Company R, 1st Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment, which participated in the renovation.  U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Cohen A. Young
  • U.S. Navy Chief Warrant Officer John Paul San Nicolas checks gate security during Ulchi Freedom Guardian 2008 in Chinhae, South Korea, Aug. 21, 2008. About 10,000 soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines participated in the 32nd annual command and control exercise presented by U.S. Forces and the Republic of Korea. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Bobbie G. Attaway
  • As the sun rises, U.S. Army 1st Lt. Brian Christ listens to his radio as other members of his unit move to known safe houses of al-Qaida during Operation Cretan in the Salah ad Din province, Iraq, Aug. 8, 2008. The soldiers are assigned to the 101st Airborne Division's 1st Special Troops Battalion, which conducted a combined air assault with Iraqi police.  U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Kevin Doheny
  • U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Scott Taylor, left, helps another Marine scale a wall during a training exercise on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 12, 2008. The Marines are assigned to the 1st Marine Division's Echo Company, 2nd Battalion.  U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Brian L. Short
  • The "Thunderbirds," the U.S. Air Force Demonstration Squadron, perform a routine on Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., Aug. 15, 2008.  U.S. Air Force photo by Lance Cheung
  • Trainees set off flares during night training on the firing range near Creech Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 11, 2008. Members of the 99th Ground Combat Training Squadron train security forces  and chaplains who will be embedded with the U.S. Army on Joint Base Balad, Iraq. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Larry E. Reid Jr.