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US army releases its best photos of 2019… from fiery war games to passing out celebrations

THE US Army have compiled their best photos of 2019.

The incredible snaps feature gruelling training regimes, war games and jubilant passing out photos.

Soldiers assigned to 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) and the Florida Air National Guard, conducted helo-cast training off the coast of Florida, June 13, 2019
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Credit: Cover Images Soldiers assigned to 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) and the Florida Air National Guard, conducted helo-cast training off the coast of Florida, June 13, 2019 Credit: Cover Images
U.S. Soldiers with 75th Ranger Regiment scale the cliffs like Rangers did during Operation Overload 75 years ago at Omaha Beach, Pointe du Hoc, Normandy, France, June 5, 2019
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Credit: Cover Images US Soldiers with 75th Ranger Regiment scale the cliffs like Rangers did during Operation Overload 75 years ago at Omaha Beach, Pointe du Hoc, Normandy, France, June 5, 2019 Credit: Cover Images
One of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point's most time-honored traditions, new cadets are required to report to the senior cadets during Reception Day to demonstrate fundamental military skills under pressure. The more than 1,200 cadets reporting on July 1, 2019
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Credit: Cover Images One of the US Military Academy at West Point's most time-honored traditions, new cadets are required to report to the senior cadets during Reception Day to demonstrate fundamental military skills under pressure. The more than 1,200 cadets reporting on July 1, 2019 Credit: Cover Images
A 2K12 Kub mobile surface-to-air missile system fires during the multinational live-fire training exercise Shabla 19, in Shabla, Bulgaria, June 12, 2019
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Credit: Cover Images A 2K12 Kub mobile surface-to-air missile system fires during the multinational live-fire training exercise Shabla 19, in Shabla, Bulgaria, June 12, 2019 Credit: Cover Images

The selection of snaps highlights what is the incredible day-to-day for over 2 million active duty and reserve troops across the US.

The American military remains unmatched in its military strength, power and resources.

Last month, US President Donald Trump headed out to Afghanistan to sample Thanksgiving dinner with troops stationed over there.

"There is nowhere that I'd rather celebrate this Thanksgiving than right here with the toughest, strongest best and bravest warriors on the face of the Earth," he told his troops.

"We flew 8,331 miles to be here tonight for one simple reason, to tell you in person that this Thanksgiving is a special Thanksgiving.

"We're doing so well. Our country is the strongest economically it has ever been."

And last year we shared a jaw-dropping gallery showing some more of the US military's action-packed life in pictures, including a just-fired portable anti-armour weapon.

Soldiers from Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 111th Infantry, 56th Stryker Brigade Combat Team conduct a night live-fire iteration of a Combined Arms Live Fire Exercise during Exercise Decisive Strike 2019 at the Training Support Centre, Krivolak, North Macedonia, June 11, 2019
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Credit: Cover Images Soldiers from Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 111th Infantry, 56th Stryker Brigade Combat Team conduct a night live-fire iteration of a Combined Arms Live Fire Exercise during Exercise Decisive Strike 2019 at the Training Support Centre, Krivolak, North Macedonia, June 11, 2019 Credit: Cover Images
US Soldiers with the 91st Engineer Battalion, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, detonate a mine clearing line charge fired from their M1 assault breacher vehicle at the Camp Aachen training area, Grafenwoehr, Germany, Jan. 23, 2019
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Credit: Cover Images US Soldiers with the 91st Engineer Battalion, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, detonate a mine clearing line charge fired from their M1 assault breacher vehicle at the Camp Aachen training area, Grafenwoehr, Germany, Jan. 23, 2019 Credit: Cover Images
US Army and NASA astronaut Andrew Morgan waves as he is photographed during an Extra Vehicular Activity, also known as a space walk, to install the International Space Station's second commercial crew vehicle docking port, the International Docking Adapter-3, Aug. 21, 2019
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Credit: Cover Images US Army and NASA astronaut Andrew Morgan waves as he is photographed during an Extra Vehicular Activity, also known as a space walk, to install the International Space Station's second commercial crew vehicle docking port, the International Docking Adapter-3, Aug. 21, 2019 Credit: Cover Images
US Soldiers assigned to the 615th Engineer Construction Company, 4th Engineer Battalion, build Somali-style huts for a training area at the Hurso Training Center near Dire Dawa, Ethiopia, July 18, 2019
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Credit: Cover Images US Soldiers assigned to the 615th Engineer Construction Company, 4th Engineer Battalion, build Somali-style huts for a training area at the Hurso Training Center near Dire Dawa, Ethiopia, July 18, 2019 Credit: Cover Images
Archers begin the final rounds of archery in the compound bow division during the 2019 DoD Warrior Games in Tampa, Fla. June 25, 2019
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Credit: Cover Images Archers begin the final rounds of archery in the compound bow division during the 2019 DoD Warrior Games in Tampa, Fla. June 25, 2019 Credit: Cover Images
A member of the Hawaii Army National Guard breaks through concrete and reinforced steel as part of the Combined-Multinational Task Force search and extraction training scenario, July 18, 2019 at Kalaeloa Urban Search and Rescue Training area, Hawaii. When: 20 Dec 2019
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Credit: Cover Images A member of the Hawaii Army National Guard breaks through concrete and reinforced steel as part of the Combined-Multinational Task Force search and extraction training scenario, July 18, 2019 at Kalaeloa Urban Search and Rescue Training area, Hawaii. When: 20 Dec 2019 Credit : Cover Images
25th Infantry Division Lightning Academy personnel prepare to helocast from a UH-60 Black Hawk during a waterborne operations course at Bellows Air Force Station in Kaneohe, Hawaii, Dec. 4, 2019. When: 20 Dec 2019
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Credit: Cover Images 25th Infantry Division Lightning Academy personnel prepare to helocast from a UH-60 Black Hawk during a waterborne operations course at Bellows Air Force Station in Kaneohe, Hawaii, Dec. 4, 2019. When: 20 Dec 2019 Credit: Cover Images
Soldiers conduct explosive breaching using Bangalores during a platoon live-fire exercise, Aug. 14, 2019
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Credit: Cover Images Soldiers conduct explosive breaching using Bangalores during a platoon live-fire exercise, Aug. 14, 2019 Credit: Cover Images
: Soldiers from across U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command compete to claim top honours during the 2019 TRADOC Best Warrior Competition, at Fort Benning, Ga., July 16, 2019
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Credit: Cover Images : Soldiers from across US Army Training and Doctrine Command compete to claim top honours during the 2019 TRADOC Best Warrior Competition, at Fort Benning, Ga., July 16, 2019 Credit: Cover Images
Infantry Soldiers fire an FGM-148 Javelin during a combined arms live-fire exercise in Jordan, Aug. 27, 2019
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Credit: Cover Images Infantry Soldiers fire an FGM-148 Javelin during a combined arms live-fire exercise in Jordan, Aug. 27, 2019 Credit: Cover Images
: A soldier with 2-20th Special Forces Group (Airborne) demonstrates the proper use of a "buzzsaw," which can be used for signalling purposes during a live-fire training event at the Camp Shelby shoothouse, January 21, 2019
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Credit: Cover Images : A soldier with 2-20th Special Forces Group (Airborne) demonstrates the proper use of a "buzzsaw," which can be used for signalling purposes during a live-fire training event at the Camp Shelby shoothouse, January 21, 2019 Credit: Cover Images
Soldiers fire a M777 towed 155 mm Howitzer on Qayyarah West Airfield, Iraq, Aug. 10, 2019
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Credit: Cover Images Soldiers fire a M777 towed 155 mm Howitzer on Qayyarah West Airfield, Iraq, Aug. 10, 2019 Credit: Cover Images
An Army Reserves Soldier low crawls to avoid "enemy fire" after spending several long minutes inside a gas chamber during a joint command Best Warrior competition at Camp Williams, Utah, March 22, 2019
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Credit: Cover Images An Army Reserves Soldier low crawls to avoid "enemy fire" after spending several long minutes inside a gas chamber during a joint command Best Warrior competition at Camp Williams, Utah, March 22, 2019 Credit: Cover Images
Soldiers demonstrate how to integrate manoeuvre forces with enablers for CWMD operations in an Underground Facility in South Korea. When: 20 Dec 2019
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Credit: Cover Images Soldiers demonstrate how to integrate manoeuvre forces with enablers for CWMD operations in an Underground Facility in South Korea. When: 20 Dec 2019 Credit: Cover Images
Golden Knights and the British Army's Red Devils train together during a joint training exercise with other parachute team
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Credit: Cover Images Golden Knights and the British Army's Red Devils train together during a joint training exercise with other parachute team Credit: Cover Images
One of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point's most time-honored traditions, new cadets are required to report to the senior cadets during Reception Day to demonstrate fundamental military skills under pressure. The more than 1,200 cadets reporting on July 1, 2019
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Credit: Cover Images One of the US Military Academy at West Point's most time-honored traditions, new cadets are required to report to the senior cadets during Reception Day to demonstrate fundamental military skills under pressure. The more than 1,200 cadets reporting on July 1, 2019 Credit: Cover Images
A Georgia National Guardsman low crawls through a trench during the Individual Movement Technique event at the state Best Warrior Competition at Fort Stewart, Ga., March 6, 2019
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Credit: Cover Images A Georgia National Guardsman low crawls through a trench during the Individual Movement Technique event at the state Best Warrior Competition at Fort Stewart, Ga., March 6, 2019 Credit: Cover Images
More than 1,100 parachutes sailed above Sainte-Mere-Eglise, France, to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of D-Day, June 9, 2019
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Credit: Cover Images More than 1,100 parachutes sailed above Sainte-Mere-Eglise, France, to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of D-Day, June 9, 2019 Credit: Cover Images
US Army paratroopers participate in Exercise Rock Spring 19 at Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany, March 6, 2019
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Credit: Cover Images US Army paratroopers participate in Exercise Rock Spring 19 at Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany, March 6, 2019 Credit: Cover Images
Soldiers with 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, practice detonating Bangalore torpedoes during Eager Lion in Jordan, Aug. 29, 2019
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Credit: Cover Images Soldiers with 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, practice detonating Bangalore torpedoes during Eager Lion in Jordan, Aug. 29, 2019 Credit: Cover Images
A Soldier with the Tennessee Army National Guard's 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment, celebrates his reenlistment after swearing in a UH-60 Black Hawk, 200 feet above Tullahoma, Tenn., Aug. 20, 2019
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Credit: Cover Images A Soldier with the Tennessee Army National Guard's 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment, celebrates his reenlistment after swearing in a UH-60 Black Hawk, 200 feet above Tullahoma, Tenn., Aug. 20, 2019 Credit: Cover Images
Hot shot army veteran Orin Julie aka the 'Queen of Guns' fires huge machine-guns while wearing tiny outfits