U.S. Marines along with Royal Thai Navy sailors and Indonesian forces pour concrete over a foundation at the Ban Khlong Bangbor School as part of Cobra Gold 2012 in Rayong, Thailand, Jan. 20, 2012. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jessica Olivas.
BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan– Staff Sgt. Edouard Thompson adjusts the satellite position outside the Network Control Center at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Jan. 23, 2012. Thompson is a network technician with the 455th Expeditionary Communications Squadron and is deployed from Buckley, CO. U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ericka Engblom.
MEDITERRANEAN SEA (Jan. 24, 2012) Sailors and Marines from the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19) and the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU 22) provide medical care and assistance to Moroccan mariners whose vessel capsized three days earlier in the Mediterranean Sea. Mesa Verde is deployed as part of the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group, supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Josue L. Escobosa.
Boatswain's Mate Seaman Devon Nelson, assigned to the submarine tender USS Frank Cable (AS 40), holds up the 165-foot Homeward Bound Pennant as the ship pulls into Pearl Harbor for a port visit. Frank Cable is temporarily relieved from conducting maintenance of submarines and service vessels deployed in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility by the submarine tender USS Emory S. Land (AS 39) and is in the Pacific ocean en route to Portland, Ore. for a regular overhaul and dry-docking. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jeremy Starr.
U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Tyler Sletterink uses a welding torch to cut a piece of rebar during the construction of a land bridge in the Now Zad district of Afghanistan's Helmand province, Jan. 14, 2012. Sletterink is a metal worker assigned to Support Company, 9th Engineer Support Battalion. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Master Gunnery Sgt. Phil Mehringer.
SOUTH CHINA SEA (Jan. 24, 2012) An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter from the Eightballers of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 8 picks up cargo nets on the flight deck during a replenishment at sea aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis is operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility while on a seven month deployment. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kenneth Abbate.
ARABIAN SEA (Jan. 24, 2012) Airman Recruit Travis Nesbit works inside a cardboard shipping container to control dust and flying debris as he sands old primer from the deck before repainting in the hangar bay aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Carl Vinson and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 are deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Evans.
U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta, left, welcomes Czech Defense Minister Alexandr Vondra to the Pentagon, Jan. 24, 2012. Panetta and Vondra met to discuss bilateral defense issues. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley.
BANGOR, Wash. (Jan. 21, 2012) The Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine USS Henry M. Jackson (SSBN 730) moors at Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor after a strategic deterrent patrol. U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Ed Early.
Sailors aboard the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Cape St. George (CG 71) watch the Military Sealift Command Henry J. Kaiser-class fleet replenishment oiler USNS Guadalupe (T-AO 200) conduct a replenishment at sea with the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). Cape St. George is deployed as part of the Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Christopher S. Johnson.
A UH-1N Iroquois from the 1st Helicopter Squadron flies between the U.S. Air Force Memorial and the Pentagon, Dec. 29, 2011 in Arlington, VA. The UH-1N is a light-lift utility helicopter used to support varied uses. Its primary mission includes airlift of emergency evacuation of key government officials, and airlift for distinguished visitors. U.S. Air Force Photo/Senior Airman Perry Aston.
Navy Chief Warrant Officer Keith Pritchett, lower left, administers the oath-of-enlistment to Petty Officer 1st Class Michelle Turner during an in-air reenlistment ceremony over Jamul, Calif., Jan. 19, 2012. Pritchett is the officer-in-charge of the U.S. Navy parachute demonstration team, the Leap Frogs, and Turner is a mass communication specialist. The Leap Frogs perform aerial parachute demonstrations across America in support of Naval Special Warfare. U.S. Navy photo by James Woods.
Soldiers call their forward support company for a wrecker to help pull them from the mud from heavy rains at the Joint Readiness Training Center on Fort Polk, La., Jan. 25, 2012. The paratroopers are assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team. The soldiers were searching for the launch site of enemy mortars during pre-deployment war games. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod.