The U.S. Army performs a variety of missions and duties all over the world every year — and 2017 was no different.

They provided relief to the victims of hurricanes that hit the mainland US and Puerto Rico, as well as artillery support as part of Operation Inherent Resolve. They suffered tragic losses in Niger and the Middle East, but also fulfilled a host of duties in calmer places in the world.

We rounded up some of the best U.S. Army photos taken this year that highlight these events and missions.