The military photographers of the year


The Military Photographer of the Year, a contest judged at the Defense Information School in Fort Meade, Md., recognizes MC3 Daniel Young in the news category.

In Armed Forces ArmsSgt. 1st Class Faamasino Galoia, assigned to Joint Special Operations Task Force Philippines, carries a Filippino girl off a MC-130 Combat Talon II after being transported from Ormac to Manila as part of Operation Damayan relief efforts Nov. 21. Super Typhoon Haiyan killed more than 6,000 and displaced millions.

In the Hardware category, Staff Sgt. Larry E. Reid took first place:

N/ACapt. Jason Curtis, Thunderbird 6, Opposing Solo pilot, re-joins with the Diamond formation to perform the Delta Bottom-Up Pass during a practice sortie over the range near Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Mar. 11, 2013.

To see more winning work, go here.

h/t Stars and Stripes