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U.S. Army soldiers with the 1st Battalion, 501st Infantry Regiment deployed to Combat Outpost Sabari, Afghanistan, scan their area as they begin a multi-day air assault mission near the Pakistani border of eastern Afghanistan's Khost province May 2, 2012. This photo was given honorable mention, Combat Operational, in the 2012 Military Photographer of the Year photo competition.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ssgt Joshua L. DeMotts / U.S. Air Force/MCT

An Afghan National Army soldier poses with a poppy near the village of Karizonah, Khost province. This photo placed first, Portrait, in the 2012 Military Photographer of the Year photo competition.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Joshua L. Demotts / U.S. Air Force/MCT

U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Drew Parks, Joint Terminal Attack Controller, 82nd Expeditionary Air Support Operations Squadron, communicates with a U.S. Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet supporting Operation Spartan Shield on Sept. 11, 2012, in Southwest Asia. This photo placed honorable mention, Pictorial, in the 2012 Military Photographer of the Year photo competition.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: SSgt Jonathan Snyder / U.S. Air Force/MCT

Afghan National Army Special Operations and coalition forces search a compound in southern Afghanistan during a raid targeting a Taliban sub-commander responsible for direct attacks against coalition and Afghan national security forces, March 23, 2012. This photo won first place, Combat Operational, in the 2012 Military Photographer of the Year competition.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: SSG Sean K. Harp / U.S. Army/MCT

A group of Navy search and rescue swimmers wait in the chilly waters of Coronado Bay, San Diego, March 15, 2012. This photo won first place, Combat Training, in the 2012 Military Photographer of the Year photo competition.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Tech Sgt. Chris Hibben / U.S. Air Force/MCT

U.S. Air Force equipment from the 820th RED HORSE Squadron, descends for support during Mobility Air Force Exercise on May 23, 2012, over the Nevada Test and Training Range. This photo placed first, Hardware, in the 2012 Military Photographer of the Year photo competition.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Airman 1st Class Daniel Hughes / U.S. Air Force/MCT

A Prince George's County firefighter takes off his self-contained breathing apparatus mask after fighting a house fire March 29, 2012, at Joint Base Andrews, Md. This photo placed first, News, in the 2012 Military Photographer of the Year photo competition.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: SSgt. Perry M. Aston / U.S. Air Force/MCT

When Lance Cpl. Chuck Sketch lost his sight and both his legs in his fight against cancer, he refused to let that keep him down. Now Sketch, from Phoenix, is showing his heart as he competes against other wounded warriors in the 2012 Marine Corps Trials. This photo placed first, Portrait, in the 2012 Military Photographer of the Year photo competition.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: SSgt Mark Fayloga / U.S. Marine Corps/MCT

A competitor stresses during CrossFit Integrity, the Integrity's Revenge Battle of Charleston CrossFit games Oct. 6, 2012, in Charleston, S.C. This photo placed first, Sports, in the 2012 Military Photographer of the Year photo competition.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: SrA James Richardson / U.S. Air Force/MCT

Dela Taghipaur and Luis Diaz embrace in front of the Lincoln Memorial, Washington, D.C., March 17, 2012. This photo placed first, Pictorial, in the 2012 Military Photographer of the Year photo competition.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: A1C Nathan G. Wilson-Crow / U.S. Air Force/MCT

A photo illustration composed to raise sexual abuse awareness. You don't have to live in silence. Contact your Sexual Assault Response coordinator (SARC) today, and take your life back! This photo placed first, Illustration, in the 2012 Military Photographer of the Year competition.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: TSgt. Samuel King / U.S. Air Force/MCT

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. (retired) Robert Lock and his wife, Chris, comfort Lock's mother, Mary, as she takes her last couple of breaths in life on Oct. 22, 2012, at a nursing facility in Gloversville, N.Y. This photo placed first, Features, in the 2012 Military Photographer of the Year photo competition.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MSgt Jeremy Lock / U.S. Air Force/MCT

Tyler Woodberry rests his head against the wall in frustration at the end of his second game of the 2012 Little League World Series on Aug. 18, 2012, in Williamsport, Pa. Europe lost its second game of the tournament to Caribbean 14-1, ending their chance to compete for the 2012 LLWS championship. This photo placed third, Sports, in the 2012 Military Photographer of the Year photo competition.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: SrA Andrew Lee / U.S. Air Force/MCT

Cpl. Marcus Chischilly, a wounded warrior with the West Team, dives in the pool at the start of the 50-meter race during the 2012 Marine Corps Trials, hosted by the Wounded Warrior Regiment, at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Feb. 21, 2012. This photo placed second, Sports, in the 2012 Military Photographer of the Year photo competition.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: SSgt Mark Fayloga / U.S. Army/MCT

Pfc. Kristina Batty, a medic with the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team, dons a headscarf to meet with female Afghan villagers May 5, 2012, in Ghazni province, Afghanistan. This photo placed second, Portrait, in the 2012 Military Photographer of the Year photo competition.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Sgt Michael J. MacLeod / U.S. Army/MCT

Dust lights up the rotors of a CH-47 Chinook helicopter as paratroopers with 3rd Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment load for an air assault mission near Combat Outpost Ab Band on May 23, 2012, Ghazni province, Afghanistan. This photo placed second, Pictorial, in the 2012 Military Photographer of the Year photo competition.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Sgt. Michael MacLeod / U.S. Army/MCT

A U.S. Air Force C-17A Globemaster III crew from Joint Base Charleston, S.C., prepares an air refueling mission Sept. 27, 2012. This photo placed honorable mention, Hardware, in the 2012 Military Photographer of the Year photo competition.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: A1C Matthew J. Bruc / U.S. Air Force/MCT

U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Kevin Preston, an aeromedical evacuation technician with the 651st Expeditionary Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, cares for an Afghan national in critical but stable condition for transport to a larger medical facility, Forward Operating Base Tarin Kowt, Afghanistan, April 9, 2012. This photo placed second, News, in the 2012 Military Photographer of the Year photo competition.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ssgt Greg C. Biondo / U.S. Air Force/MCT

A photo illustration composed to raise domestic violence awareness for USS Theodore Roosevelt's (CVN 71) Coalition of Sailors Against Destructive Decisions (CSADD). This photo placed second, Illustration, in the 2012 Military Photographer of the Year competition.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MCS3C Sean Hurt / U.S. Navy/MCT

Marines from 4th Tank Division, Twentynine Palms, Calif., roll down a dirt road on their M1A1 Abrams main battle tank during a day of training at Exercise Africa Lion 2012, April 13, 2012. This photo placed second, Hardware, in the 2012 Military Photographer of the Year photo competition.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Cpl Tyler L. Main / U.S. Marine Corps/MCT

Local men attempt to subdue a runaway bull during a Veterinarian Civic Action Project (VETCAP) in Daaba, Kenya, on Aug. 5, 2012. This photo placed second, Features, in the 2012 Military Photographer of the Year photo competition.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Tsgt Daniel St. Pierre / U.S. Air Force/MCT

U.S. Army Sgt. Fernando Diaz, a combat medic assigned to 568th Medical Company (Ground Ambulance), Camp Humphreys, Republic of Korea, is blindfolded and has cold water dumped over his head during a mock interrogation by opposition forces prior to a 100-question written test on medical knowledge as part of the 2012 Pacific Regional Medical Command Best Medic Competition on Aug. 30, 2012, at Schofield Barracks, in Wahiawa, Hawaii. This photo won second place, Combat Training, in the 2012 Military Photographer of the Year photo competition.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Tech Sgt. Michael R. Holzworth / U.S. Air Force/MCT

Members of Kandahar Provincial Reconstruction Team conduct a site survey of the Sanjaray bazaar May 24, 2012, in Kandahar, Afghanistan. This photo won second place, Combat Operational, in the 2012 Military Photographer of the Year photo competition.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: SSgt. Tim Chacon / U.S. Air Force/MCT

U.S. Air Force Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) technician Staff Sgt. Salvatore DiGiacomo from the 514th Civil Engineer Squadron, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., demonstrates the EOD 9 bomb suit and helmet ensemble operational equipment on Aug. 21, 2012, during Air Force Week in New York City. This photo placed third, Portrait, in the 2012 Military Photographer of the Year photo competition.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MSgt Jeremy Lock / U.S. Air Force/MCT

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Bradley Garman from the 445th Civil Engineer Squadron, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, operates a dust sweeper while repairing runway damage at the Combat Readiness Center, Gulfport, Miss., Sept. 21, 2012. This photo placed third, Pictorial, in the 2012 Military Photographer of the Year photo competition.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: TSGT Efren Lopez / U.S. Air Force/MCT

U.S. Marine Cpl. Garrett Carnes, in wheelchair, a squad leader with 3rd Platoon, India Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, and 22-year-old native of Mooresville, N.C., jokes with Sgt. Kenney Clark, right, a fellow India Company squad leader, during a motivational run held here, May 29, 2012, to honor Carnes' life and sacrifice. The infantryman lost his legs in an improvised explosive device attack Feb. 19 while supporting combat operations in the Khan Neshin district of Afghanistan's Helmand province. This photo placed third, Features, in the 2012 Military Photographer of the Year photo competition.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Cpl Reece Lodder / U.S. Marine Corps/MCT

U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Brandon Mann, a dog handler with Alpha Company, 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, and native of Arlington, Texas, and Ty, an improvised explosive device detection dog, hunt and clear a hill for weapons, drugs and IED component caches during a patrol through Sre Kala village, March 5, 2012. This photo won third place, Combat Operational, in the 2012 Military Photographer of the Year photo competition.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Sgt. Alfred V. Lopez / U.S. Marine Corps/MCT

Candidates at the U.S. Marine Corps Officer Candidates School go through the combat course at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va., July 21, 2012. This photo won honorable mention, Combat Training, in the 2012 Military Photographer of the Year photo competition.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: LCpl Diana Sims / U.S. Marine Corps/MCT

U.S. Army Sgt. Courtney Sanders, a native of Austin, Texas, and a medic with 3rd Platoon, Battery A, 2nd Battalion, 377th Parachute Field Artillery Regiment, Task Force Spartan, helps a member of the Afghan Uniformed Police tend to the injured foot of an Afghan boy in a small village near Forward Operating Base Salerno on Feb. 3, 2012. The boy, who severely cut his foot on a bicycle wheel, had been brought to soldiers of the company during their last mission through the village. This photo was given honorable mention, Combat Operational, in the 2012 Military Photographer of the Year photo competition.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Spc. Ken Scar / U.S. Army/MCT

Recruits from Charlie Company participate in the two-day rigorous event known as the Crucible. This photo won honorable mention, Combat Training, in the 2012 Military Photographer of the Year photo competition.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ssgt Christopher Griffin / U.S. Air Force/MCT

A U.S. Army M3A3 Bradley fighting vehicle from the 3rd Squadron, 1st U.S. Cavalry Regiment, Fort Benning, Ga., practices night-firing during National Training Center iteration 12-05, Fort Irwin, Calif., March 10, 2012. This photo placed honorable mention, Hardware, in the 2012 Military Photographer of the Year photo competition.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Staff Sgt Araceli Alarcon / U.S. Air Force/MCT

Lance Cpl. Isaac Ramirez, Marine Wing Support Squadron 471, stands guard over Pfc. Nicolai ÒColaÓ Jensen at the Church of St. Patrick in Inver Grove Heights, Minn., June 24, 2012, while Jensen's girlfriend, Abby Cuttell, says goodbye. This photo placed honorable mention News, in the 2012 Military Photographer of the Year photo competition.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: SSGT Clinton Firstbrook / USMC/MCT

Soldiers from Troop B, 2nd Squadron, 106th Cavalry Regiment based in Dixon, Ill., of the 33rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team based in Urbana, Ill., finish a hard day in the field July 22, 2012, at Camp Ripley, Minn., during annual training. This photo placed honorable mention, Pictorial, in the 2012 Military Photographer of the Year photo competition.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: PFC Allison Lampe / U.S. ARMY/MCT

U.S. Army Pfc. Shantilla Robinson, left front, U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Laura Noel, right front, U.S. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class India Davis, back left, and U.S. Marine Cassie McDole, back right, escort a flag-draped transfer case from a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III during the U.S. Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command Arrival Ceremony, Nov. 30, 2012, at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. This photo placed honorable mention News, in the 2012 Military Photographer of the Year photo competition.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Tsgt Michael R. Holzworth / U.S. Air Force/MCT

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