2015 Military Photographer of the Year awards

U.S. Marines with 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division participate in a tug of war competition during warrior night at Marine Corps Base Camp in Pendleton, Calif. on July 1, 2015. Warrior night is an annual event held to build camaraderie in the battalion. RYAN P. KIERKEGA/U.S. MARINE CORPS PHOTO
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U.S. Marines with 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division participate in a tug of war competition during warrior night at Marine Corps Base Camp in Pendleton, Calif. on July 1, 2015. Warrior night is an annual event held to build camaraderie in the battalion. RYAN P. KIERKEGA/U.S. MARINE CORPS PHOTO
U.S. Marines with 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division participate in a tug of war competition during warrior night at Marine Corps Base Camp in Pendleton, Calif. on July 1, 2015. Warrior night is an annual event held to build camaraderie in the battalion. RYAN P. KIERKEGA/U.S. MARINE CORPS PHOTO
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U.S. Marines with 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division participate in a tug of war competition during warrior night at Marine Corps Base Camp in Pendleton, Calif. on July 1, 2015. Warrior night is an annual event held to build camaraderie in the battalion. RYAN P. KIERKEGA/U.S. MARINE CORPS PHOTO
U.S. Marines with 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division participate in a tug of war competition during warrior night at Marine Corps Base Camp in Pendleton, Calif. on July 1, 2015. Warrior night is an annual event held to build camaraderie in the battalion. RYAN P. KIERKEGA/U.S. MARINE CORPS PHOTO
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U.S. Marines with 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division participate in a tug of war competition during warrior night at Marine Corps Base Camp in Pendleton, Calif. on July 1, 2015. Warrior night is an annual event held to build camaraderie in the battalion. RYAN P. KIERKEGA/U.S. MARINE CORPS PHOTO
U.S. Marines with 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division participate in a tug of war competition during warrior night at Marine Corps Base Camp in Pendleton, Calif. on July 1, 2015. Warrior night is an annual event held to build camaraderie in the battalion. RYAN P. KIERKEGA/U.S. MARINE CORPS PHOTO
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U.S. Marines with 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division participate in a tug of war competition during warrior night at Marine Corps Base Camp in Pendleton, Calif. on July 1, 2015. Warrior night is an annual event held to build camaraderie in the battalion. RYAN P. KIERKEGA/U.S. MARINE CORPS PHOTO
U.S. Marines with 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division participate in a tug of war competition during warrior night at Marine Corps Base Camp in Pendleton, Calif. on July 1, 2015. Warrior night is an annual event held to build camaraderie in the battalion. RYAN P. KIERKEGA/U.S. MARINE CORPS PHOTO
From Stripes.com
U.S. Marines with 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division participate in a tug of war competition during warrior night at Marine Corps Base Camp in Pendleton, Calif. on July 1, 2015. Warrior night is an annual event held to build camaraderie in the battalion. RYAN P. KIERKEGA/U.S. MARINE CORPS PHOTO
U.S. Marines with 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division participate in a tug of war competition during warrior night at Marine Corps Base Camp in Pendleton, Calif. on July 1, 2015. Warrior night is an annual event held to build camaraderie in the battalion. RYAN P. KIERKEGA/U.S. MARINE CORPS PHOTO
From Stripes.com
U.S. Marines with 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division participate in a tug of war competition during warrior night at Marine Corps Base Camp in Pendleton, Calif. on July 1, 2015. Warrior night is an annual event held to build camaraderie in the battalion. RYAN P. KIERKEGA/U.S. MARINE CORPS PHOTO

2015 Military Photographer of the Year awards

by: Staff | .
Stars and Stripes | .
published: May 11, 2016

Every year the Military Photographers of the Year Awards bring to light scenes that would go unnoticed or forgotten had it not been for the quick shutter finger and sharp eyes of the men and women behind the camera.

The 2015 submissions have proven to be no different, giving insight to the lives and experiences of U.S. servicemembers, vets and civilians around the world.

Read more and see the winning images at Stripes.com

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