10 Photos That Capture The Military Experience

A picture is worth a thousand words, as they say, so here are 10,000 words (um, 10 pictures) from DoD and The Blaze that capture a wide range of what the military experience is all about:

Fort-Bragg-Fit-Test

Sgt. 1st Class Eric Lloyd, grades the sit-up event of an Army Physical Fitness Test during early-morning rain at Fort Bragg, N.C.

LZ-airborne

Air assault. Company A, 101st Division Special Troop Battalion Jowlzak Valley, Parwan province.

Sundown-Sniper

Pfc. Kevin March kneels atop a cliff overlooking the Arghandab River Valley as he pulls security for his squad.

Snowy-Training-Session

Medical evacuation training in harsh weather conditions at Muscatatuck Urban Training Center in Butlerville, Ind.

Shoes-for-a-Little-Girl

US Troops help distribute winter supplies in Safidar Village, Afghanistan.

Sentry-at-Sunset1

Enjoying the sunset after a long day of conducting fire missions at the National Training Center, Fort Irwin, California.

Afghan-Overwatch

An infantryman with Company C, 1st Battalion, 133rd Infantry Regiment, Task Force Ironman, from Iowa Falls, Iowa, looks down on a spot in Tupac, Afghanistan

Chinook-Back-Door

CH-47D Chinook helicopter flying from Kabul to Jalalabad, Afghanistan

Howitzer-Firing

25th Infantry Division, currently deployed to the U.S. Army’s National Training Center in Fort Irwin, Calif., fire the M777 A2 Howitzer.

Dog-Jump (1)

A Soldier and his military working dog jump off the ramp of a CH-47 Chinook helicopter from the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment during water training over the Gulf of Mexico.