Every person that joins the United States military does so with the intention of protecting the people of this country, no matter what their political and social views are. There is no partisan political bickering, protests, or election drama involved. They are trained to do their jobs and do them well. A civilian rarely gets an intimate view of soldiers in action, unless it is from the comfort of their seats in the movie theater.
Luckily, modern digital cameras have allowed us to catch a small glimpse into the world of our brave servicemembers. Here are 12 of the most intense military photos you are likely to find online today.
12. Heads Down!
There doesn’t appear to be a helmet flying within the frame of this photo after a near-direct hit. The ricochet did manage to send pieces of the concrete wall directly to this soldier’s head. Let’s check out a view from the cockpit of a fighter jet in slide #11.
11. We Have Weapons Lock
GoPros have given us an opportunity to view the world through the eyes of surfers, snowboarders, and skydivers. They have also given us a view from the cockpit of fighter pilots putting us right in the middle of the action. This camera captured a missile just as it was being fired on its target.
10. Words Can’t Explain…
Thanks to the depth of field, we are able to see that this rocket is going to hit nowhere close to his partner’s head. The perfectly-timed photo captures what is still probably one of the craziest up-close views of an RPG launch ever.
Let’s take a trip to the unfriendly skies in slide #9.
We rarely see a squad leaping from the bowels of an airplane of that size from the belly of the aircraft. The photographer must have been the first one out of the plane to get this incredible shot. This doesn’t even compare to the time you went skydiving out of a small little Cessna.