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Week In Photos

Department of Defense Aug. 31, 2008

  • Bangladeshi residents attend Operation Unified Hope, a 10-day medical mission in Taragonj, Bangladesh, Sept. 4, 2008. U.S. Marines and sailors participated in the mission, providing care to more than 6,870 patients.  U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Brian J. Griffin
  • A U.S. Air Force crew chief with the 455th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron marshals an F-15E Strike Eagle on Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, Aug. 27, 2008. The Eagle, on a dawn patrol, taxied out just as first light began to break over the mountains of Afghanistan.  U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Samuel Morse
  • U.S. soldiers patrol the Hariyah district in Baghdad, Iraq, Aug. 30, 2008. The soldiers are in the 101st Airborne Division's Company A, 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team.  U.S. Army photo by Spc. Charles Gill
  • An F/A-18E Super Hornet reaches the speed of sound near the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower during a Friends and Family Day Cruise off the coast of Virginia, Atlantic Ocean, Aug. 30, 2008. The event enableS guests to experience a day at sea with sailors assigned to the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower.  U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jesse L. Dick
  • U.S. Air Force Gen. Duncan J. McNabb salutes the retiring of colors at the assumption ceremony for him as commander, U.S. Transportation Command, Scott Air Force Base, Ill., Sept. 5, 2008.  Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • An F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft from Joint Base Balad, Iraq, refuels from a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft from the 763rd Expeditionary Refueling Squadron during a mission over Iraq, Sept. 3, 2008.  U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Aaron Allmon II
  • A MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter carries supplies from the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS John Lenthall to the amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu in the Red Sea, Aug. 31, 2008.  U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Dustin Kelling
  • A U.S. Army soldier descends a fast roping drill during a tower training exercise on Forward Operating Base Fenty, Jalalabad, Afghanistan, Aug. 29, 2008. The soldier is assigned to the Pathfinder Detachment Task Force Out Front.  U.S. Army photo by Spc. George Welcome
  • U.S. Marines cling to small ledges on the tail of a Sea Knight helicopter to remove dirt and debris from within the aircraft during an agricultural wash on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu in the Gulf of Aden, Sept. 4, 2008.   U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Dustin Kelling
  • Sailors from Pre-Commissioning Unit USS George H.W. Bush gather before beginning two days of crash and salvage training in Newport News, Va., Aug. 31, 2008.  U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Nathan A. Bailey
  • The Los Angeles class attack submarine USS Oklahoma City  prepares for sea at Naval Station Norfolk, Sept. 3, 2008. Oklahoma City will travel to Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Portsmouth, N.H., for a scheduled overhaul, marking the beginning of a two-year homeport shift to Portsmouth.  U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Todd A. Schaffer