The US Navy reveals their most powerful images of 2017

Read: 710     10:03     26 December 2017    
The United States Navy has just revealed their most powerful images taken over the course of the last 12 months that show the heart-breaking loss of life, strike operations on ISIS, emotional homecomings and more.

Founded 242 years ago, the US Navy is the largest and most capable navy in the world with 322,421 personnel on active duty and 107,577 in the Navy Reserve.

The photos captured by Navy personnel from around the world show the emotional moments of service members being reunited with their family, along with the tragic moments during funerals to those lost in the line of duty.

In too deep: Construction Mechanic Constructionman traverses a mud-filled pit while participating in the endurance course at the Jungle Warfare Training Center (JETC) aboard Camp Gonsalves in Okinawa, Japan

Tragic: Darrold Martin, center, is presented with the flag during the burial service for Martin's son.

Angelic: Sailors create snow angels on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower on January 7 after returning home from a deployment

Man's best friend: Naval Aircrewman rescues two dogs at Pine Forrest Elementary School, a shelter that required evacuation after flood waters from Hurricane Harvey reached its grounds on August 31

Fun: An electrician's mate fireman and damage controlman practice pipe-patching drills during a damage-control training team exercise

Repairs: U.S. Navy Diver performs underwater cutting operations

Working together: Airmen work together to install a bleed air valve on an F/A-18C Hornet

Beautiful: The amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8) transits the Arabian Sea

In the air: A U.S. Navy Hawkeye surveillance plane lands on the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70)

Sending signals: A sailor signals the launch of an F/A-18E Super Hornet

Live-fire: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Oscar Austin (DDG 79) fires its Mark 45 5-inch gun during a live-fire exercise in the Arctic Circle

Speedy: An F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 23 flies over the aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) in the Atlantic Ocean


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