U.S. Army ‘Year in Photos’ 2013 (31 PHOTOS)

The U.S. Army compiled some of the most compelling photos from 2013. Army.mil is home to a huge collection of stunning hi-resolution shots, free downloadable calendars, and a virtual stockpiling of photos from previous years. Each picture corresponds to the date it was taken and offers a glimpse into soldiers’ lives. Check out some of the photos below.

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January 4, 2013: “A U.S. Army gun crew fires illumination rounds at Forward Operating Base Hadrian, Afghanistan… The gunners are tasked with providing offensive support to Combined Team Uruzgan missions using M777/A2 Howitzers.”

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January 12, 2013: Spc. David R. King “digs a fighting position at the brigade headquarters site during a field training exercise on Fort Bragg, N.C.”

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January 18, 2013: “Six UH-60: Black Hawks and two CH-47F Chinooks, assigned to Task Force Brawler… simultaneously launch a daytime mission” from Multinational Base Tarin Kowt, Afghanistan.

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January 21, 2013: “Afghan Border Police and U.S. Army Soldiers… hike from their landing zone to Observation Point 12 along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border.”

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February 8, 2013: “Artillerymen with the 82nd Airborne Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team, prepare to hook up an M119A2 105mm howitzer to a UH60 Black Hawk helicopter during air assault training, Feb. 8, 2013, at Fort Bragg, N.C. “

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February 12, 2013: “Sgt. Kyle Zeller (right) and Cpl. Brian Ori, both with K-Troop, 3rd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, review the situation during a squad level training at Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany.”

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February 14, 2013: “Troopers from 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, conduct a dismounted patrol at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif.”

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February 23, 2013: “Sgt. Leslie Langford, canine handler, 550th Military Working Dog Detachment, Fort Bragg, N.C., comforts his dog Ted, a Labrador Retriever and bomb specialist, as he receives simulated medical care in the veterinary section of the Combat Support Hospital at Joint Readiness Training Center, at Fort Polk, La.”

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February 25, 2013: “First Lt. Robert Wolfe, security force platoon leader for Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah, provides rooftop security during a key leader engagement in Farah City, Afghanistan.”

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March 2, 2013: “First Infantry Division, Gainey Cup Scout Competitors, push a Humvee 50 yards during the ‘100 yards of Hell’ task of the Discipulus Validus.”

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March 14, 2013: “Capt. Brett C. Gordon, commander, A. Company, 4th Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, Combined Task Force (CTF) 4-2, hands out bottled water to children during a Medical Civic Action Program.”

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March 19, 2013: “Sgt. 1st Class Fredrick Edwards fires a D-30 Howitzer during traing at the Kabul Military Training Center, Afghanistan.”

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March 23, 2013: “Coalition forces fire an M3 multi-role, anti-armor, anti-tank weapon system, on a range during training in Washir district, Helmand Province, Afghanistan.”

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April 17, 2013: “Soldiers assigned to the U.S. Army Alaska’s 425th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, airdropped a Humvee on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson’s Malamute Drop Zone, followed by approximately 60 paratroopers from a C-17 aircraft.”

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April 26, 2013: “Glaciers and mountain peaks were the workplace for the day as aviators from the 1st Battalion, 52nd Aviation Regiment “Sugarbears,” aided the National Park Service… by transporting equipment and supplies to the 7,200-foot level of Kahiltna Glacier, Alaska, to set up a base camp for climbers attempting Mount McKinley this summer.”

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May 4, 2013: “Paratroopers from Alpha Battery, 2nd Battalion, 377th Parachute Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Regiment, fire artillery during the commissioning ceremony for the Navy’s newest ship, the USS Anchorage at the Port of Anchorage, Alaska… The paratroopers provided a 19-gun salute with six 105mm howitzer cannons during the ceremony.”

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May 12, 2013: “U.S. Soldiers with the 525th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade advance through a tunnel while conducting riot control operations during a Kosovo Force mission rehearsal exercise at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels, Germany.”

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May 25, 2013: “Newly commissioned second lieutenants toss their covers after being dismissed at the commencement ceremony for the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y.”

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June 5, 2013: “A sniper from the 4th Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, peers through his scope to observe a target during the brigade’s fire support coordination exercise, on Fort Bragg, N.C.”

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June 4, 2013: “A 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division paratrooper rests minutes after completing the Expert Infantryman Badge road march.”

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June 18, 2013: “A crew member from Task Force Knighthawk, 2-10 Aviation Regiment, on his door gun while transporting Field Artillery airlifted from Forward Operating Base Hadrian to Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan.”

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July 3, 2013: “Lt. Charles Morgan, with the 6th Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, throws a M67 fragmentation grenade during skills training at Kunduz Province, Afghanistan.”

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July 13, 2013: “A 120mm mortar leaves the tube, fired by Soldiers of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 293rd Infantry Regiment, headquartered in Fort Wayne, Ind., fires 120mm mortars at Camp Atterbury, Ind.”

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July 29, 2013: “Staff Sgt. Adam Davila, 2nd Squadron, 38th U.S. Cavalry Regiment, exits a CH47 Chinook helicopter during a free fall jump… at Fort Hood, Texas.”

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August 13, 2013: “First Lt. Jordan Farrar fires a tube-launched, optically-tracked and wire-guided missile at a target while Cpl. Christopher Parker (right), observes at the heavy weapons range on Forward Operating Base Salerno, Khowst Province, Afghanistan.”

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September 15, 2013: “The Washington Nationals baseball team hosts the 3rd Annual Wounded Warrior Celebrity Softball Classic at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C.”

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October 11, 2013: “First Lt. Jeremy A. Woodard, an engineer officer with 1st Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), performs a “cavalry charge” to conclude a combat spur ceremony at Camp Clark, Afghanistan.”

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December 6, 2013: “An M1A2SEP Abrams tank from Company D, 1st Battalion, 64th Armor Regiment “Desert Rogues,” 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, sits ready at Red Cloud Range… at Fort Stewart, Ga.”

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December 12, 2013: “Paratroopers assigned to the 1st Squadron (Airborne), 40th Cavalry Regiment, move off the drop zone after an Arctic airborne operation in the complete over-white uniform, at the Malemute Drop Zone on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska.”

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December 14, 2013: “The finale of the 2013 Fort Bragg Army Combative Championship Invitational was held at Sports USA, Fort Bragg, N.C.”

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December 16, 2013: “Santa Claus performs an airborne jump at the Alzey Drop Zone located near Kaiserslautern, Germany…. Operation Toy Drop was performed by the 5th Quartermaster Detachment (Airborne), 21st Theater Sustainment Command, as part of International Jump Week. The paratroopers offered Santa Claus a ride, and he delivered toys to the boys and girls waiting at the Alzey Drop Zone.”

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