The men and women of the U.S. military serve in operations around the world. They also are family members, athletes and sports fans who embrace life. Military photographers provide a visual record of their activities. In this review, Year in Photos 2012, we offer a selection of some of the most compelling pictures they produced.
You can see all of the photos via the below link:
In the above photo taken by through a night-vision device during an air assault mission, U.S. Army paratroopers and Afghan soldiers travel aboard a CH-47 Chinook helicopter during an air assault mission in Afghanistan's Ghazni province, May 4, 2012.
The photo was taken by Army Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod.
Note: I began in military journalism, writing news and features for U.S. Navy and Defense Department publications, and over the years I worked with many fine and professional military and DoD civilian photographers.