Directory:U.S. Department of Defense/Week In Photos October 21, 2007

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Afghan Boy

A young Afghan boy waits outside the entry control point of Kabul International Airport, Oct. 22, 2007, after receiving a toy plane from a group of Air Force members. The toy planes were given out along with soccer equipment to a group of local children from the Kabul Youth Soccer League . The equipment was donated from businessmen and supporters from Tennessee, Georgia and California. U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Brian Ferguson

California Fires

A firefighter puts out a brush fire that was a part of a controlled fire at Camp Pendleton, Calif., Oct. 25, 2007. Camp Pendleton is in the process of containing the fires that are on base in order to stop the rapid growth of the flames. U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. John A. Chretien

Coronado Bay

Coronado ferry commuters watch the sun rise over the Coronado Bay Bridge with smoke from the Harris fire looming overhead in Coronado, Calif., Oct. 24, 2007. The numerous fires in San Diego County posed no threats to Navy facilities in the area. Navy Region Southwest has established several military evacuation centers and is working with various agencies to aid in combating the fires. U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Nick Sherrouse


Pararescuemen from 720th Special Tactics Group are hoisted up into an MH-53 Pave Low helicopter over the live fire ranges on Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., Oct. 15, 2007. U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Emily Moore

Medal Of Honor

President George W. Bush embraces Daniel Murphy, father of Navy SEAL Lt. Michael Murphy, prior to the Medal of Honor ceremony at the White House, Oct. 22, 2007. The lieutenant was killed during a reconnaissance mission near Asadabad, Afghanistan, while exposing himself to enemy fire in order to call in support after his four-man team came under attack by enemy forces June 28, 2005. Murphy is the first service member to receive the honor for actions during Operation Enduring Freedom and the first U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Brien Aho

Fighting Fires

A crew member aboard an MH-60S Seahawk helicopter activates a release button, dumping 420 gallons of water on wildfires burning in San Diego county. Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 85 has teamed up with the San Diego California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection to help put out the wild fires blazing across Southern California. U.S. Navy Seaman Jon Husman

Shipboard Fire Fighting

A U.S. Navy sailor from submarine tender USS Frank Cable is silhouetted by fire during an advanced shipboard fire fighting class, Oct. 24, 2007, at the Center for Naval Engineering's learning site in Yokosuka, Japan. U.S. Navy Seaman Bryan Reckard

Combined Medical Engagement

A U.S. Army soldier from Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, provides security during a combined medical engagement in Khatoon, Iraq, Oct. 19, 2007. U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Shawn Weismiller