Below are the 19 best photos from the Army this year, in no particular order.
A Soldier of the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) plants a U.S. flag in front of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier during a severe storm for Flags In at Arlington National Cemetery.
Golden Knights and the British Army's Red Devils train together
Army AH-64 Apache aircrews conduct formation practice at Camp Williams, Utah, before the funeral flyover for Army Air Forces 2nd Lt. Lynn W. Hadfield, whose remains were recovered after being listed as missing in action for 74 years.
Soldiers assigned to the 54th Brigade Engineer Battalion – Airborne performed a series of airborne proficiency jumps from a CH-47 Chinook and two UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters in Aviano, Italy.
Kosovo Force Regional Command East Explosive Ordinance Disposal Team hosted an EOD Challenge, Oct. 20, 2019, on Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo.
A Guardsman with Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 19th Special Forces Group parachute past Mt. Rainier on Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
U.S. Army Capt. Julissa Myers, Paratrooper assigned to the 173rd Brigade Support Battalion, 173rd Airborne Brigade, puts the finishing touches to her face paint camouflage in preparation for a blank-fire exercise as part of Lipizzaner V at Pocek Range in Postonja, Slovenia.
Soldiers demonstrate how to integrate maneuver forces with enablers for CWMD operations in an Underground Facility in South Korea.
The U.S. Military Academy at West Point held their graduation and commissioning ceremony for the Class of 2019 at Michie Stadium in West Point, N.Y.
U.S. Army Chinook helicopters from 25th Aviation Regiment provide inter-island troop lift support to 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team soldiers over the Hawaiian Islands.
U.S. soldiers with the 91st Engineer Battalion, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, detonate a mine clearing line charge fired from their M1 assault breacher vehicle at the Camp Aachen training area, Grafenwoehr, Germany.
4th Battalion, 1st Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division prepare to qualify on M240/249 Montana Range in South Korea.
Six-month-old Emma reacts to seeing her dad, Spc. Jacob Debbery, Company B, 404 Aviation Support Battalion, 4th Combat Aviation Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, returning home from a deployment.
Paratroopers with 1st Squadron, 40th Cavalry Regiment (Airborne), 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, U.S. Army Alaska, huddle over a mock casualty to protect it from the rotor-wash of a landing UH-60 helicopter at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska.
A soldier with the 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne) begins to pack his parachute after a night High Altitude High Opening jump.
U.S. Army and NASA astronaut Andrew Morgan waves as he is photographed during an Extra Vehicular Activity, also known as a space walk, to install the International Space Station's second commercial crew vehicle docking port.
U.S. Army Rangers climb the cliffs at Pointe du Hoc, in Cricqueville en Bessin, France.
Royal Thai Armed Forces Master Sgt. 1st Class Saengchai Seeuthai pours cobra blood into the mouth of a U.S. soldier of the 20th Infantry Regiment during exercise Cobra Gold 19 in Phitsanulok, Thailand.
Army Sgt. Jonathan Weasner races a wheelchair during the 2019 DoD Warrior Games in Tampa, Fla.
Haley Britzky joined Task & Purpose as the Army reporter in January 2019. She previously worked at Axios covering breaking news. She reports on important developments within the service, from new uniforms to new policies; the realities of military life facing soldiers and their families; and broader cultural issues that expand outside of the Army, touching each of the military services.
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