"A Grand View" By Sgt. A.J. Parson—U.S. Marine Corp / 1st Place, Feature. Ken Swigart, 52, looks off into the Grand Canyon in Arizona, where the Flagstaff Community Toys For Tots Organization will make a delivery to the children of the Havasupai tribe.
"Against Racing Water" By Senior Airman Grovert Fuentes-Contreras—U.S. Air Force / 2nd Place, Portrait / Personality. U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Patrick Reynolds, Security Forces squad leader attached to Provincial Reconstruction Team Zabul, fights racing water.
"Frag Out!" By Sgt. Sean K. Harp—U.S. Army / 2nd Place, Combat Documentation. Staff Sgt. Angel Alvarez, assigned to the Warrior Training Center at Fort Lee, VA, cocks back to throw a pyrotechnic grenade simulator into the sky during a night fire event.
"Loss" By Sfc. Mark C. Burrell—U.S. Army / 3rd Place, News. U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to Company C, 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, Task Force No Slack, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, say farewell to fallen comrades during a memorial service for six fallen soldiers at Forward Operating Base Joyce in eastern Afghanistan's Kunar Province.
"MEDCAP 2011" By TSgt Aaron D. Allmon—U.S. Air Force / Honorable Mention, News. A local Cambodian woman smiles in excitement after receiving a pass to be seen by U.S Military doctors during the Medical Civic Action Project held in Cambodia.
"Reconstruction" By MSgt Jeremy Lock—U.S. Air Force / 1st Place, Portrait / Personality. U.S. Air Force Master Sergeant Keri Whitehead waits for a post-surgery exam at her plastic surgeon's office in Charleston, SC. Keri underwent the first of three reconstructive surgeries after her battle with breast cancer.
"Water Running" By LCpl. Sharon D. Kyle—U.S. Marine Corp / 2nd Place, Sports. U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Reagan Lodge, Headquarters and Service Battalion, Marine Corps Base Quantico, conducts water running exercises during a physical training session in Ramer Hall,

Best Military Photographs of the Year

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Photography and videography prove to be powerful mediums in expressing the awe of life around us. Since 1960, the best Military photographers and videographers have competed for the Military Photographer of the Year distinction. The 2011 competition included 3,500 entries submitted by 603 competitors. The competition considers categories ranging from combat documentation, to picture story and sports. Of the winners and honorable mentions, we’ve compiled a few of our favorites.

See all the winners here.


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