Top 10 military photos of the week

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Bringing our Heroes Home

Photo by Staff Sgt. John Miller, Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Tristan Norman assigned to the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA), sends buckets of dirt, using a pulley system he built, down to a wet-screen station during a recovery mission in Sekong Province, Laos, Feb. 19, 2022. There are currently 289 missing service members from the Vietnam War believed to be located in Laos. DPAA’s mission is to achieve the fullest possible accounting for missing and unaccounted-for U.S. personnel to their families and our nation.

Combat Camera in Action

Photo by Tech. Sgt. Matthew Lotz, Pacific Air Forces Public Affairs
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Roslyn Ward (Left), 1st Combat Camera Squadron aerial combat videographer, and an F-15C Eagle pilot assigned to the 67th Fighter Squadron, Kadena Air Base, Japan, prepare for a flight during exercise Cope North 22 at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Feb. 7, 2022. More than 2,500 U.S. Airmen, Marines, and Sailors will train alongside 1,000 combined JASDF and RAAF counterparts in CN22. Approximately 130 aircraft from over 30 units will fly in the exercise.

Stratotanker fuels Cope North

PACIFIC OCEAN, 02.08.2022
Photo by Master Sgt. Joey Swafford, 1st Combat Camera Squadron
A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot assigned to the 14th Fighter Squadron conducts aerial refueling with a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft assigned to the 909th Air Refueling Squadron during exercise Cope North 22 over the Pacific Ocean, Feb. 8, 2022. CN 22 allows each nation to hone vital readiness skills and enhance interoperability among multiple mission areas to include air superiority, interdiction, electronic warfare, tactical airlift, and aerial refueling capabilities.

Stronger Together

NOWA DEBA, POLAND, 02.21.2022
Photo by Master Sgt. Alexander Burnett, 82nd Airborne Division
A Polish officer gives Paratroopers assigned to the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division a tour of an outdoor museum at a training area in Nowa Deba, Poland, Feb. 21, 2022. The 82nd Airborne Division is currently deployed to Poland to assure our Allies as a multi-mission capable force with a host of unique capabilities to conduct a wide range of missions that are scalable and tailorable to mission requirements.

100th OSS prepare and test flight equipment

Photo by Airman Alvaro Villagomez, 100th Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Christopher Burdi, 100th Operations Support Squadron aircrew flight equipment craftsman, and Airman Reid Stiltner, 100th OSS AFE apprentice, fix a gas mask valve at Royal Air Force Mildenhall, England, Feb. 22, 2022. The Airmen at AFE made upgrades to the current gas masks they have to prevent fog from building up during flight.

USS Essex Underway Operations

PEARL HARBOR, HI, 02.21.2022
Photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Wesley Richardson, USS Essex-LHD 2
JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM (Feb. 21, 2022) Sailors assigned to Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) and Marines assigned to 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) observe as Essex gets underway during a sea and anchor evolution, Feb. 21, 2022. Sailors and Marines of Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and the 11th MEU are underway conducting routine operations in U.S. 3rd Fleet.

USS Dewey Daily Operations

PACIFIC OCEAN, 02.22.2022
Photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Benjamin Lewis, Commander, Task Force 71/Destroyer Squadron 15
PACIFIC OCEAN (Feb. 22, 2022) Lt. Olivia Czerewko, from Lemoore, California, assigned to Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 51, prepares for flight operations aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Dewey (DDG 105). Dewey is assigned to Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 15 and is underway supporting a free and open Indo-Pacific. CTF 71/DESRON 15 is the Navy’s largest forward-deployed DESRON and the U.S. 7th Fleet’s principal surface force.

25th Combat Aviation Brigade, 25th Infantry Division Deck Landing Qualification

HONOLULU, HI, 02.18.2022
Photo by Sgt. Carlie Lopez, 28th Public Affairs Detachment
A U.S. Army UH-60M Black Hawk flies over the USS Pearl Harbor on Feb. 18, 2022 in the Pacific Ocean as a part of training. The joint service training was a part of a deck landing qualification held to maintain proficiency in supporting maritime missions in the Indo-Pacific region.

JBLM prepares for AE22

Courtesy Photo
A U.S. Army soldier assigned to the 308th Brigade Support Battalion, 17th Field Artillery Brigade, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., maintains lookout for the driver of a High Mobility Artillery Rocket System during ARCTIC EDGE 22, Feb. 21, 2022, at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. AE 22 is a defense exercise for U.S. Northern Command and Canadian Armed Forces designed to demonstrate and exercise a joint force’s ability to rapidly deploy and operate in the Arctic.

25th Combat Aviation Brigade, 25th Infantry Division Deck Landing Qualification

HONOLULU, HI, 02.18.2022
Photo by Spc. Darbi Colson, 28th Public Affairs Detachment
U.S. Army CH-47 helicopter repairers with Bravo Company, 3rd Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, ride on a Boeing CH-47F over the Pacific Ocean after leaving Oahu, Hawaii, Feb. 18, 2022. The crew was taking part in deck landing qualifications aboard the USS Portland (LPD 27) in coordination with the U.S. Navy to maintain proficiency in supporting maritime missions in the Indo-Pacific region.

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