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Captivating Photos Give A Glimpse Into The Lives Of Military Personnel

02/28/2015 01:11 pm ET | Updated Mar 03, 2015

U.S. military branches share photos from around the globe to Flickr accounts, giving us a unique look into the day-to-day lives of military personnel.

During the month of February, the images came from San Diego, Germany, Kuwait and everywhere in between. Check out a selection of these photos below:

  • Visual Information Specialist Jason Johnston / U.S. Army
    A U.S. Soldier assigned to 1st Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne) salutes his fellow Soldiers while jumping out of a C-130 Hercules aircraft over a drop zone in Germany, Feb. 24, 2015.
  • Sgt. Emmanuel Ramos / U.S. Marine Corps
    An AV-8B Harrier with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 161 (Reinforced), 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, prepares to take-off aboard the USS Essex (LHD 2) during Amphibious Squadron/Marine Expeditionary Unit Integration Training (PMINT) off the coast of San Diego Feb. 24, 2015. The training prepares pilots and flight crew members for similar operations they may encounter while deployed this spring.
  • Cpl. Clayton Filipowicz / U.S. Marine Corps
    Lloyd Ford, a Marine veteran of World War II, observes a wreath laying ceremony at the Marine Corps War Memorial in Washington. The Ceremony commemorated the 70th anniversary of the battle for Iwo Jima. "When we first landed, we got bombarded. This one guy was praying because he had been a lady's man. You start praying at a time like that."
  • Senior Airman Timothy Moore / U.S. Air Force
    Members of the U.S. Air Forces in Europe Band interact with the crowd during the Fasching parade Feb. 17, 2015, in Ramstein-Miesenbach, Germany. The USAFE Band and about 1,400 other participants marched in the parade for more than two hours entertaining the crowd.
  • Tech. Sgt. Manuel J. Martinez / U.S. Air Force
    Thunderbirds pilots approach the University of Phoenix Stadium to perform a flyover during the Super Bowl XLIX game, Phoenix, Feb. 1, 2015.
  • Tech. Sgt. Manuel J. Martinez / U.S. Air Force
    Staff Sgt. Christopher Collins, Thunderbird 2 dedicated crew chief, cleans the parking spot marker for his aircraft, following the Delta formation departure for the Super Bowl XLIX flyover, Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Feb. 1, 2015.
  • Chief Petty Officer Nick Gould / U.S. Coast Guard
    The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Bristol Bay witnesses the morning sunrise while sitting in a frozen section of Lake Huron, Feb. 10, 2015.
  • Cpl. Todd F. Michalek / U.S. Marine Corps
    A Marine with India Company, Battalion Landing Team 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, directs Marines on a maneuver path during a vertical assault raid exercise at Udairi Range in Kuwait, Feb. 16, 2015.
  • Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Adam D. Wainwright / U.S. Navy
    Sailors recover combat rubber raiding craft with Marines assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (31st MEU) during night operations in the well deck of the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6).
  • Cpl. Evan R. White / U.S. Marine Corps
    Marines with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 163 (Reinforced), 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, scrub the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8), Feb. 8, 2015.
  • Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Anthony R. Martinez / U.S. Navy
    Boatswain’s Mate 2nd Class John Acheson signals an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter from the Desert Hawks of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 26 to land during flight operations aboard the Arleigh Burke-Class guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57).

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