Worth A Thousand Words in the DoD, Sept 19

Take a look at what was happening across the DoD this week through a collection of this week’s top photos.

Photo: President Barack Obama shakes hands with Army Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III, commander of U.S. Central Command, on MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Fla., Sept. 17, 2104. Obama traveled to the base to speak with troops and meet with Centcom leaders to discuss the fight against the Islamic State in Syria and the Levant. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, center back, attended the event. (U.S. Central Command photo/Released)

President Barack Obama shakes hands with Army Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III, commander of U.S. Central Command, on MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Fla., Sept. 17, 2104. Obama traveled to the base to speak with troops and meet with Centcom leaders to discuss the fight against the Islamic State in Syria and the Levant. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, center back, attended the event. (U.S. Central Command photo/Released)

Photo:  U.S. Army 1st Lt. James Lockett, right, stands next to a linguist and scans the area using his weapon's optic lens to monitor movement in Hakim Jan village, Afghanistan, Sept. 15, 2014. U.S. and Afghan troops patrolled to gather intelligence and assist with security in the area. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Whitney Houston/Released)

U.S. Army 1st Lt. James Lockett, right, stands next to a linguist and scans the area using his weapon’s optic lens to monitor movement in Hakim Jan village, Afghanistan, Sept. 15, 2014. U.S. and Afghan troops patrolled to gather intelligence and assist with security in the area. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Whitney Houston/Released)

Photo: The USS Stethem launches a harpoon missile near Guam, Sept. 15, 2014, during a sinking exercise. The Stethem is on patrol with the USS George Washington Carrier Strike Group supporting security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Alonzo M. Archer/Released)

The USS Stethem launches a harpoon missile near Guam, Sept. 15, 2014, during a sinking exercise. The Stethem is on patrol with the USS George Washington Carrier Strike Group supporting security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Alonzo M. Archer/Released)

Photo: Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel presents Medal of Honor recipient retired Army Command Sgt. Maj. Bennie G. Adkins with the Medal of Honor flag after inducting him into the Hall of Heroes during a ceremony at the Pentagon, Sept. 16, 2014. (DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Sean Hurt/Released)

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel presents Medal of Honor recipient retired Army Command Sgt. Maj. Bennie G. Adkins with the Medal of Honor flag after inducting him into the Hall of Heroes during a ceremony at the Pentagon, Sept. 16, 2014. (DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Sean Hurt/Released)

Photo: U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, meets U.S. Marines assigned to the U.S. Embassy in Paris, Sept. 17, 2014. (DoD photo by D. Myles Cullen/Released)

U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, meets U.S. Marines assigned to the U.S. Embassy in Paris, Sept. 17, 2014. (DoD photo by D. Myles Cullen/Released)

Photo: U.S. soldiers show Ukrainian troops the proper procedures for clearing a room during Exercise Rapid Trident in Yavoriv, Ukraine, Sept. 16, 2014. The soldiers are assigned to U.S. Army Europe’s Company C, 173rd Airborne Brigade. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Joshua Leonard/Released)

U.S. soldiers show Ukrainian troops the proper procedures for clearing a room during Exercise Rapid Trident in Yavoriv, Ukraine, Sept. 16, 2014. The soldiers are assigned to U.S. Army Europe’s Company C, 173rd Airborne Brigade. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Joshua Leonard/Released)

Photo: U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. John Suyat and Philippine volunteers mix cement for a classroom foundation during one of two humanitarian projects preceding Amphibious Landing Exercise 2015 in Palawan, Philippines, Sept. 15, 2014. Suyat is assigned to Engineer Company, Marine Wing Support Squadron 172. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Matthew Casbarro/Released)

U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. John Suyat and Philippine volunteers mix cement for a classroom foundation during one of two humanitarian projects preceding Amphibious Landing Exercise 2015 in Palawan, Philippines, Sept. 15, 2014. Suyat is assigned to Engineer Company, Marine Wing Support Squadron 172. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Matthew Casbarro/Released)

Photo: Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel testify on U.S. policy regarding the threat from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, known as ISIL, before the Senate Armed Services Committee in Washington, D.C., Sept. 16, 2014. (DoD photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Daniel Hinton/Released)

Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel testify on U.S. policy regarding the threat from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, known as ISIL, before the Senate Armed Services Committee in Washington, D.C., Sept. 16, 2014. (DoD photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Daniel Hinton/Released)

Photo: Army Command Sergeant Major Bennie G. Adkins salutes after receiving the Medal of Honor from President Barack Obama during a ceremony at the White House in Washington, D.C., Sept. 15, 2014. Adkins, then a sergeant first class, distinguished himself during combat operations at Camp A Shau in Vietnam, from March 9, 1966, through March 12, 1966.(DoD photo by EJ Hersom/Released)

Army Command Sergeant Major Bennie G. Adkins salutes after receiving the Medal of Honor from President Barack Obama during a ceremony at the White House in Washington, D.C., Sept. 15, 2014. Adkins, then a sergeant first class, distinguished himself during combat operations at Camp A Shau in Vietnam, from March 9, 1966, through March 12, 1966.(DoD photo by EJ Hersom/Released)

Photo: A U.S. soldier stands in formation during Exercise Rapid Trident’s opening ceremony in Yavoriv, Ukraine, Sept. 15, 2014. Rapid Trident is an annual U.S. Army Europe-conducted, Ukrainian-led multinational exercise designed to enhance interoperability with allied and partner nations while promoting regional stability and security. The soldier is assigned to U.S. Army Europe's 173rd Airborne Brigade. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Joshua Leonard/Released)

A U.S. soldier stands in formation during Exercise Rapid Trident’s opening ceremony in Yavoriv, Ukraine, Sept. 15, 2014. Rapid Trident is an annual U.S. Army Europe-conducted, Ukrainian-led multinational exercise designed to enhance interoperability with allied and partner nations while promoting regional stability and security. The soldier is assigned to U.S. Army Europe’s 173rd Airborne Brigade. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Joshua Leonard/Released)

Photo: The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds Air Demonstration Squadron performs the Diamond Pass and Review during the Wings of Freedom Open House on Altus Air Force Base, Okla., Sept. 13, 2014. The event was open to the public free of charge and highlighted various aerial demonstrations and static displays. Spectators were able to view the interiors of multiple planes that were on display across the flightline while waiting for the aerial demonstrations to begin. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Stan Parker/Released)

The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds Air Demonstration Squadron performs the Diamond Pass and Review during the Wings of Freedom Open House on Altus Air Force Base, Okla., Sept. 13, 2014. The event was open to the public free of charge and highlighted various aerial demonstrations and static displays. Spectators were able to view the interiors of multiple planes that were on display across the flightline while waiting for the aerial demonstrations to begin. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Stan Parker/Released)

Photo: Chief of Naval Personnel Vice Adm. William F. "Bill" Moran congratulates Naval District Washington's newest chief petty officers during a pinning ceremony held at the Navy Memorial in Washington, Sept. 16, 2014. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Andrew Johnson/Released)

Chief of Naval Personnel Vice Adm. William F. “Bill” Moran congratulates Naval District Washington’s newest chief petty officers during a pinning ceremony held at the Navy Memorial in Washington, Sept. 16, 2014. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Andrew Johnson/Released)

Photo: U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Phillip Lilly II, a chief scout with Scout Sniper Platoon, Battalion Landing Team, 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, looks out of a UH-1Y Venom helicopter as it flies past the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) in the Atlantic Ocean Sept. 14, 2014. Marines conducted a visit, board, search and seizure exercise during an Amphibious Ready Group/Marine Expeditionary Unit exercise. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Joey Mendez/Released)

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Phillip Lilly II, a chief scout with Scout Sniper Platoon, Battalion Landing Team, 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, looks out of a UH-1Y Venom helicopter as it flies past the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) in the Atlantic Ocean Sept. 14, 2014. Marines conducted a visit, board, search and seizure exercise during an Amphibious Ready Group/Marine Expeditionary Unit exercise. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Joey Mendez/Released)

Photo: Members of the U.S. team gather to be recognized on stage during the closing ceremony for the Invictus Games 2014 in London Sept. 14, 2014. Approximately 26,000 people attended the event. The Invictus Games are the United Kingdom's version of the Warrior Games, bringing together wounded veterans from 14 nations for events including track and field, archery, wheelchair basketball, road cycling, indoor rowing, wheelchair rugby, swimming, sitting volleyball and a driving challenge. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Zachary Vucic/Released)

Members of the U.S. team gather to be recognized on stage during the closing ceremony for the Invictus Games 2014 in London Sept. 14, 2014. Approximately 26,000 people attended the event. The Invictus Games are the United Kingdom’s version of the Warrior Games, bringing together wounded veterans from 14 nations for events including track and field, archery, wheelchair basketball, road cycling, indoor rowing, wheelchair rugby, swimming, sitting volleyball and a driving challenge. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Zachary Vucic/Released)

Photo: U.S. Coast Guardsmen assigned to Coast Guard Station Curtis Bay, Md., provide security Sept. 13, 2014, during the Star-Spangled Spectacular fireworks show in Baltimore. The event commemorated the 200th anniversary of the national anthem. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Matthew S. Masaschi/Released)

U.S. Coast Guardsmen assigned to Coast Guard Station Curtis Bay, Md., provide security Sept. 13, 2014, during the Star-Spangled Spectacular fireworks show in Baltimore. The event commemorated the 200th anniversary of the national anthem. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Matthew S. Masaschi/Released)

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Worth A Thousand Words in the DoD, Sept 19