2014 Year in Photos: Top Five Images

For the 12th consecutive year, the Office of the Chief of Public Affairs (OCPA) has compiled the best photos from all around the Army. This year, we proudly present the Top Five Photos of 2014.

The selection process involved a yearlong photo search and compilation by OCPA and then voting on the images by the public via Facebook “Likes” and “Shares.”

Photos are gathered from all around the Army — including social media, DVIDS, www.Army.mil, and more.

We invite you to view our winning photos as we honor the photographers of these outstanding images.

Facebook Likes: 2.6 K

March 13, 2014 – Photo courtesy of Christopher Bodin


Pilots, from 2nd Battalion (Assault), 2nd Aviation Regiment

and 3rd General Support Aviation Battalion, flew in more than

300 Republic of Korea and U.S. Marines on 25 UH-60 Black

Hawk helicopters for an air assault, March 13, 2014, on the

multipurpose range complex.

Facebook Likes: 2.3 K

June 6, 2014 – Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Abram Pinnington


A French child, dressed as an American World War II Soldier

stands tall, June 6, 2014, while saluting the sands of Omaha

Beach, France. The boy, never breaking composure, stood for

more than two hours during a 1st Infantry Division ceremony

that helped commemorate the 70th anniversary of the D-Day


Facebook Likes: 1.3 K

April 4, 2014 – Photo by Staff Sgt. Joel Salgado


CH 47F Chinook helicopters from 6th Battalion, 101st Combat

Aviation Brigade “Wings of Destiny,” transport Humvees from

the 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade

Combat Team “Rakkasans,” 101st Airborne Division (Air

Assault), into Landing Zone Red Crow during the full dress

rehearsal for Operation Golden Eagle, Fort Campbell, Ky.,

April 4, 2014.

Facebook Likes 1.2K

Oct. 9, 2014 – U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Mark Brejcha


Warrior Diplomat Soldiers from Headquarters and Headquarters

Company, 85th Civil Affairs Brigade, work as teams to

negotiate obstacles at the Leaders Reaction Course on Fort

Hood, Texas, Oct. 9, 2014.

Facebook Likes: 1.1 K

March 8, 2014 – Photo by Sgt. Daniel Stoutamire


Walter D. Ehlers, the last surviving recipient of the Medal of

Honor to participate in the D-Day invasion of Normandy

during World War II, passes away at 92 years old. Soldiers,

with 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division,

fold the Medal of Honor flag next to Walter D. Ehlers’

casket during a memorial service, March 8, 2014, at the Riverside

National Cemetery in Riverside, Calif.

To view all 2014 top photos, please visit http://www.army.mil/yearinphotos/2014

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2014 Year in Photos: Top Five Images