Here are our picks for this week’s favorite military images. These pictures represent some of the best photojournalism from U.S. service personnel who are stationed around the world.
Top Shots – Military Photo Gallery | JAN 17, 2020
U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Mitchell Smith, a small arms repair technician with 1st Maintenance Battalion, Combat Logistics Regiment 15, 1st Marine Logistics Group, sights in on a barrel at the 1st Maint. Bn. Marksmanship Trainer Unit on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Jan. 7, 2020. The MTU holds a week-long refresher course about proper holds and techniques with the M16 and M4 service rifle before allowing Marines to re-qualify on their annual range. Smith is a native of San Jose, California. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Alison Dostie) U.S. Coast Guardsmen and U.S. Air Force Airmen deliver advanced battle management system (ABMS) equipment to the Arleigh Burke-destroyer USS Thomas Hudner (DDG 116) as part of a joint force exercise. Thomas Hudner participated in the first demonstration of the ABMS. Operators across the Air Force, Army, Navy and industry tested multiple real time data sharing tools and technology in a homeland defense-based scenario enacted by U.S. Northern Command and enabled by Air Force senior leaders at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida, Dec. 16-18. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Marianne Guemo/Released) An F-35A Lightning II soars over Hill Air Force Base during a demonstration practice Jan. 10, 2020, at Hill AFB, Utah. The F-35 Demo Team is scheduled to perform at 22 airshows during the 2020 season. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alexander Cook) Golden Knights and the British Army’s Red Devils train together during a joint training exercise with other parachute team Soldiers. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Brandan Parra) The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) transits the Suez Canal, Dec. 13, 2019. The Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of naval operations to ensure maritime stability and security in the Central Region, connecting the Mediterranean and the Pacific through the western Indian Ocean and three strategic choke points. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kaysee Lohmann/Released) A U.S. Marine assigned to the Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force – Crisis Response – Central Command (SPMAGTF-CR-CC) 19.2, photographs a Mine Resistant Ambush Protected All-Terrain Vehicle (M-ATV) during a tactical vehicle driving course in Kuwait, Dec. 21, 2019. The SPMAGTF-CR-CC is a quick reaction force, prepared to deploy a variety of capabilities across the region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Kyle C. Talbot Coast Guardsmen assigned to Maritime Safety Response Team (MSRT) West prepare to be hoisted up from the deck of aerial target launch ship (ATLS 9701) onto an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter from the Chargers of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 14 while conducting helicopter visit, board, search and seizure training operations off the coast of San Diego. MSRT West is training with several squadrons from Helicopter Sea Combat Wing Pacific to board and secure vessels that may be held by terrorists holding hostages. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ryan M. Breeden/Released) Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright speaks with U.S. Air Force Honor Guardsmen at a football game at FedEx Field in Landover, Md., Sept. 15, 2019. Honor Guardsmen presented the colors in front of thousands of football fans as part of their mission to represent Airmen to the American public. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Delano Scott) Six-month-old Emma reacts to seeing her dad, Spc. Jacob Debbery, Company B, 404 Aviation Support Battalion, 4th Combat Aviation Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, returning home from a deployment, following a homecoming ceremony at the William "Bill" Reed Center, Fort Carson, Colo., March 9, 2019. The 4th CAB deployed to Europe as part of the regionally allocated forces supporting Operation Atlantic Resolve. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Daphney Black) U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Bradley Smith, 18th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, performs post-flight inspections during Exercise WestPac Rumrunner Jan. 10, 2020 at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Airmen are trained and empowered to make disciplined decisions at subordinate levels, ensuring the air component commander’s intent is met and the initiative is taken in a contested environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rhett Isbell) The U.S. Coast Guard tall ship USCGC Eagle (WIX 327) makes a port call in Scheveningen, Netherlands as the finish to the Liberty Tall Ships Regatta. The regatta included tall ships from 13 separate countries that began in Normandy, France to commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ruben Reed/Released) The Marine Corps Mounted Color Guard stand post during Equestfest in Burbank, California, Dec. 29, 2019. Equestfest allows people from around the world to meet the team and see first-hand the Corps values, traditions, and Esprit De Corps, demonstrated by the Marine Corps’ last remaining Mounted Color Guard. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Lance Cpl. Fernando Moreno) Two MH-65 Dolphin helicopter air crews from Air Station San Francisco fly along the San Francisco’s coast line prior to conducting a search-and-rescue demo for more than 100 Bay Area Coast Guard members attending a luncheon at the Cliff House restaurant in San Francisco, Sept. 5, 2019. The Cliff House has hosted an annual luncheon for Bay Area Coast Guard member for more than 40 years after the owner witnessed Coast Guard crews rescue mariners in distress who’s boat was caught in the rocks just off the coast. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer Matthew S. Masaschi