Periodically we’ll be sharing favorite photos we’ve come across in putting together our various publications and the DMN website. These photos won’t necessarily be the newest or the most newsworthy, in any kind of chronological order, or even an equal representation of each service. They are photos that sometimes depict important events, sometimes illustrate the everyday service of men and women in the armed forces, and sometimes just struck us as being great compositions or arresting images.
Top 10 Shots: Military Photos July 14, 2011
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Michael McAffrey, a joint terminal attack controller with the 116th Air Support Operations Squadron, Washington Air National Guard, on patrol alongside a field near the village of Khanda, in the Laghman Province of Afghanistan, June 18, 2011. The efforts of McAffrey, as well as the other JTACs from the 116th ASOS, were credited by members of the Reconnaissance Platoon, 1st Battalion, 133rd Infantry Regiment as being the difference in the Battle of Do Ab, May 25 in Afghanistan, and with saving many of the soldier’s lives that day. Photo by U.S. Army Capt. Jason Beck, 210th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta shakes hands with Medal of Honor recipient Sgt. 1st Class Leroy Petry after presenting him with a coin in his office at the Pentagon, July 13, 2011. Defense Secretary Panetta met with Sgt. Petry and his fellow platoon members of the 75th Ranger Regiment, thanked them for their service and presented coins to each individual. DoD photo by Tech. Sgt. Jacob N. Bailey, U.S. Air Force The space shuttle Atlantis is seen over the Bahamas prior to docking with the International Space Station at 10:07 a.m. (CDT) during the last ever shuttle mission into space. Part of a Russian Progress freighter spacecraft, which is docked to the station, is in the foreground. NASA photo Aviation Survival Technician 1st Class Obrien Starr-Hollow is lowered to an injured man and a cliff rescue worker 50 feet above the water near North Head Lighthouse, Ilwaco, Wash., July 7, 2011. A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Air Station Astoria, Ore., responded to the scene after the Pacific County Fire Department requested assistance with the rescue. Air Station Astoria is home to the Coast Guard’s unique Advanced Helicopter Rescue School, where helicopter pilots and crews are trained for rescues in cold water, on high seas, and from rocky cliffs. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer Shawn Eggert U.S. soldiers with the Minnesota National Guard's 682nd Engineer Battalion remove HESCO barriers July 8, 2011, that served as floodwalls in downtown Minot, N.D. Using heavy equipment provided by the North Dakota National Guard, the battalion deconstructed the sand-filled barriers and trucked them to the city dump, restoring use of the streets, bridges and businesses to residents. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Daniel Ewer A soldier with 2nd Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment swims to the surface during egress training. The training teaches aviators and aircrew survival skills if an aircraft is immersed. The three-day course took place at Marine Corps Base Hawaii. DoD photo by Sgt. Bryanna Poulin The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Eagle pay their respects to the fallen crewmembers of the Coast Guard Cutter Alexander Hamilton July 1, 2011, near Reykjavik, Iceland. The Eagle crew held a wreath-laying ceremony for the fallen crew of the Hamilton, which was sunk by a German U-Boat during World War II and whose wreckage was discovered in 2009. The ceremony marks the first time a U.S. Coast Guard cutter has visited the site. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class NyxoLyno Cangemi An F-22 Raptor and a T-38 Talon aircraft prepare to land at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., April 1, 2011. U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kayla Newman An F/A-18 Hornet launches off the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Truman, and embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 3, were deployed in support of operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom and maritime security operations in 2008. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ricardo J. Reyes Capt. Travis Kuenzi and 1st Lt. Alexander Hanna conduct engine start-up procedures on a C-17 Globemaster III March 5, 2011, prior to an air delivery mission to a remote forward operating base in Afghanistan. Captain Kuenzi and Lieutenant Hanna were assigned to the 816th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron. U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz