Top photos of the U.S. Military for the week April 20-26, 2014. (Click photos to enlarge.)
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.
ABOVE: Airman Danielle Trejo is lifted into a HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter during exercise Pacific Thunder in South Korea.
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.
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)