21 award-winning shots from military photographers


A US Marine Corps recruit shouts commands to his teammates during combat training at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in Parris Island, South Carolina, Dec. 3, 2015.The training pushed the recruits to their limits while testing their ability to solve problems and work together as a team.
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Be my Valentine…


Happy Valentine’s Day 💗 🇺🇸

Image of the Day: 22 January 2016


 

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Special Warfare


Special warfare combatant-craft crewmen (SWCC) from Special Boat Team (SBT) 22 operate special operations craft-riverine at John C. Stennis Space Center.

Image: U.S Navy

Mathew Brady’s photographs made a president, captured reality of Civil War


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Mathew Brady

I n 1860, Mathew Brady was one of the world’s best-known photographers.

His book, “The Gallery of Illustrious Americans,” published 10 years earlier, had made him famous. Those who had sat in his studio and faced the large box on the wooden tripod included Daniel Webster, Edgar Allan Poe and Henry Clay.  Read more


We must never forget the sacrifices made on the battlefields, more importantly the battles they fight here at home.

Open Parachute!


Like their human counterparts, the dog SEALs are highly trained, highly skilled, highly motivated special ops experts, able to perform extraordinary military missions by Sea, Air and Land (thus the acronym SEAL). The dogs carry out a wide range of specialized duties for the military teams to which they are attached: With a sense of smell 40 times greater than a human’s, the dogs are trained to detect and identify both explosive material and hostile or hiding humans.

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National Bird Day: US Navy


Eisenhower’s motivational D-Day letter to the troops, & another if they lost


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Message drafted by Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower to encourage Allied soldiers taking part in the D-day invasion. June 6, 1944.

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Letter drafted by DD Eisenhower in the chance they lost the battle of D-Day. This drafts translation can be found on the National Archives website.

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D-Day: The Normandy Invasion. German troops surrender to Soldiers during the Allied Invasion of Europe, D-Day, June 6, 1944. http://www.army.mil/d-day

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A soldier runs under fire. Arnhem, 1944.

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D-Day: The Normandy Invasion. Gliders fly supplies to Soldiers fighting on Utah Beach during the Allied Invasion of Europe, D-Day, June 6, 1944. http://www.army.mil/d-day

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A bridge too far. Street fights in Arnhem. Sept. 1944.

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Can you spot the Navy SEALs Sniper?


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Finding images of (our) military’s sniper/sniper teams doing what they do best is a challenge.  They can’t give away  the tricks of their trade by sharing them online, but last night I got lucky and found a few featuring the US Navy SEALs. There is at least one (sniper) in each of the images, I’ve spotted them myself and have shown you where they are via the answer key.
Have fun. Let me know if you spot any others! Thank you. ☺

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Image of the Day: 8 May 2015


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Cologne, Germany by The Rocketeer, via Flickr (Taken c. 1945)

I found a collection of the Cathedral in Cologne Germany, 1945. I think all of these images belong together so today they’re all image of the Day, collectively.  Enjoy.

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Cologne, Germany by The Rocketeer, via Flickr (Taken c. 1945)

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Cologne, Germany by The Rocketeer, via Flickr (Taken c. 1945)

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Soldiers wander through the bombed-out Cathedral of Cologne, 1945. (George Silk)

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American soldiers attend Mass in March 1945 in the bombed cathedral of Cologne.

I hope you enjoyed these.  The images can be found on the National Archives website.


The Panoramic Midway


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Midway panoramic 2015
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Panoramic view Midway 2015
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Panoramic view Midway, 2015

More images of the port side of the USS MIDWAY

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Yankee Papa 13


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© Larry Burrows 1965 LCpl. James C. Farley of the Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 163, Danang, Vietnam

Larry Burrows 

In the spring of 1965, within weeks of 3,500 American Marines arriving in Vietnam, a 39-year-old Briton named Larry Burrows began work on a feature for LIFE magazine, chronicling the day-to-day experience of U.S. troops on the ground—and in the air—in the midst of the rapidly widening war. The photographs in this gallery focus on a calamitous March 31, 1965, helicopter mission; Burrows’ “report from Da Nang,” featuring his pictures and his personal account of the harrowing operation, was published two weeks later as a now-famous cover story in the April 16, 1965, issue of LIFE. Read more

Image of the Day 14 February 2015


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A tender farewell at Penn Station, NYC – 1944 • by Alfred Eisenstaedt

Seven Predictions on Warfare That Were Totally Wrong


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