It's not every day you're parachuting into work or taking a deep plunge into icy waters. But this is the job for military photographers and soldiers featured in our picks for the best military photos for March of 2015, which were compiled from the Flickr feeds of the U.S. Army, Air Force, Navy, Marines, and Coast Guard.
Sgt. Daniel D. Kujanpaa / U.S. Marine Corps
U.S. Marines assigned to Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron One (MAWTS-1) break down a rapid ground refueling during the Weapons and Tactics Instructor Course (WTI) near 29 Palms, California, March 27, 2015.
Lance Cpl. Andre Dakis / U.S. Marine Corps
A Marine with Combat Logistics Battalion 2, dives underwater to perform a self-rescue drill during a swim qualification course at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, March 18, 2015.
Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Patrick Dionne / U.S. Navy
The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62), right, comes alongside the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Pecos (T-AO 197) for a replenishment-at-sea during Multi-Sail 2015 in waters near Guam.
Chief Petty Officer Nick Gould / U.S. Coast Guard
Crewmembers from the Coast Guard Cutter Bristol Bay take a dip in Lake Erie at sunset with the Canadian Coast Guard Ship Griffon and the motor vessel Algoma Hansa in the background, March 8, 2015.
Staff Sgt. Christopher S. Muncy / U.S. Air National Guard
Tech. Sgt. Timothy Cotterall is decontaminated following attempts to identify multiple biological contaminants in a simulated lab March 18, 2015, during a Global Dragon training event at Guardian Centers of Georgia.
Senior Airman Thomas Spangler / U.S. Air Force
The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds perform their demonstration March 2, 2015, in preparation for the commander of Air Combat Command at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada.
Cpl. Elize McKelvey / U.S. Marine Corps
Marines with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit Maritime Raid Force depart the USS Essex (LHD 2) on a combat rubber raiding craft during Amphibious Squadron Three/Marine Expeditionary Unit Integration Training (PMINT) off the coast of San Diego March 4, 2015.
Staff Sgt. Kelly Goonan / U.S. Air Force
Pararescue jumpers and combat rescue officers conduct a search and rescue response exercise during a Katrina-like flood March 8, 2015, in Perry, Georgia.
Alejandro Pena / U.S. Air Force
Paratroopers assigned to the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, U.S. Army Alaska, practice a forced-entry parachute assault on Malemute drop zone at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, March 18, 2015, as part of a larger tactical field exercise. The Soldiers are part of the Army’s only Pacific airborne brigade with the ability to rapidly deploy worldwide, and are trained to conduct military operations in austere conditions.
Sgt. Emmanuel Ramos / U.S. Marine Corps
Lance Cpl. Griffin Forrester stands his post in his fighting hole during a beach raid aboard Camp Pendleton, California, March 6, 2015.