Majority of the photos we see about the US Military in action is often set against the backdrop of the war and chaos.
And many of these photos are often filled with heart wrenching images of the effects of war that is felt by both the victims and the military involved in the war. It also gives people an unprecedented look on what life is like for people whose lives are constantly in danger by living behind the front lines.
To take breather from the gut wrenching images we often see in the Media, here are some photos of military men and women, military dogs included, that showcase their lives without all the hustle and bustle of being constantly on their feet because of war.
1.) It’s swimming time! Sailors and Marines aboard the USS Iwo Jima take a refreshing dip during a hot day.
2.) Military pediatrician Lt Cmdr. Melissa Buryl who is stationed at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, Virginia, checks a child’s vital signs.
3.) Lance Cpl. Curtis E. Sledge, a machine gunner assigned to Weapons Platoon takes a breather before an upcoming mission.
4.) The Thunderbirds Thunder Diamond formation performs the Diamond Bottom Up Pass maneuver during a practice show at Lakeland, Florida, April 24, 2015.
5.) It’s a beautiful day! The USS Porter pulls alongside a Military Sealift Command and dry cargo to stock up on some fuel and supplies.
6.) Melissa Gonzales, an Air Force Wounded Warrior athlete, shares a moment with her service dog, Bindi.
7.) US and British Army perform a joint military exercise over Fort Bragg.
8.) Training time at night!
9.) It’s mission debriefing time!
10.) US Army Green Berets jump out from C-130H3 Hercules for Emerald Warrior at Hurlburt Field, Florida.