Photos of the Week April 20-26, 2014

Top photos of  the U.S. Military for the week April 20-26, 2014. (Click photos to enlarge.)

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Final Approach

ABOVE: A member of the 380th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron assists in the removal of temporary landing gear on a U-2 spy plane in Southwest Asia.


ABOVE: The littoral combat ships USS Independence (LCS 2), left, and USS Coronado (LCS 4) underway in the Pacific Ocean.


ABOVE: The guided missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) transits the Black Sea while participating in European Phased Adaptive Approach.

Spartans remain watchful and vigilant ABOVE: U.S. Army Spc. Josh Lueken provides security at Observation Post English, Logar province, Afghanistan.

Pacific Thunder

ABOVE: Airman Danielle Trejo is lifted into a HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter during exercise Pacific Thunder in South Korea.

Bagram hosts Boston Marathon Shadow Run-Afghanistan 2014

ABOVE: Runners take off from the starting line at the Boston Marathon Shadow Run-Afghanistan 2014 at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan. More than 600 runners participated in the race. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Master Sgt. Gary J. Rihn/Released)


ABOVE: Sailors exit from the cargo door of a C-130 during free fall training at Naval Station Rota, Spain. (U.S. Navy photo by Nathaniel Spencer)


ABOVE: Information Systems Technician 1st Class Greg Thompson hugs his daughter after completion of an operational deployment.

Last U.S. Forces leave Nimroz province, Afghan National Army is ready to stand on their own

ABOVE: A Mine-Resistant Ambush-Protected vehicle pulls forward into the convoy transporting the last team members of Security Force Assistance Advisor Team 4-215 out of Forward Operating Base Delaram II, Afghanistan for the last time.

(Source: U.S. Department of Defense)


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