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The 5 stunning US military pictures of the year



UH-N1 Iroquois search-and-rescue training

The last day of 2015 inspired us to share 5 astonishing pictures made during this year by the US military personnel home or abroad. From the US Army to the US Navy, here are the 5 best US military pictures of the year.

All photos were taken by US Army, Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps service members during 2015.

Mariens conducting free fall jump

Marines assigned to Force Reconnaissance Platoon, Maritime Raid Force, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), conduct a high-altitude low-opening (HALO) jump during category 3 sustainment training in Louisburg, North Carolina, on June 2.

sunset from the b-52 mitchell

A sunset is seen through the nose of a B-25 Mitchell during a military tattoo held at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington on September 16. The “warbird flight” consisted of two B-25 Mitchells, two P-40 Warhawks, and a P-51 Mustang.

USS Donald Cook

The guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook transits the Black Sea, as it conducts naval operations in the US 6th Fleet area of responsibility in support of US national security interests in Europe on January 7.

101st Airborne Division training in Afghanistan

US Army soldiers, assigned to the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, hover over a landing zone in UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters during air assault training at Jalalabad Airfield in eastern Afghanistan on September 16.