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PORTRAIT, 1ST PLACE | U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Nadia Rowell stands for a portrait outside the aeromedical evacuation crew tent at Joint Readiness Training Center, Fort Polk, La., on March 15, 2014. Servicemembers at JRTC 14-05 are educated in combat patient care and aeromedical evacuation in a simulated combat environment.
PORTRAIT, 1ST PLACE | U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Nadia Rowell stands for a portrait outside the aeromedical evacuation crew tent at Joint Readiness Training Center, Fort Polk, La., on March 15, 2014. Servicemembers at JRTC 14-05 are educated in combat patient care and aeromedical evacuation in a simulated combat environment. (John R. Nimmo/U.S. Air Force)
PORTRAIT, 1ST PLACE | U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Nadia Rowell stands for a portrait outside the aeromedical evacuation crew tent at Joint Readiness Training Center, Fort Polk, La., on March 15, 2014. Servicemembers at JRTC 14-05 are educated in combat patient care and aeromedical evacuation in a simulated combat environment.
PORTRAIT, 1ST PLACE | U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Nadia Rowell stands for a portrait outside the aeromedical evacuation crew tent at Joint Readiness Training Center, Fort Polk, La., on March 15, 2014. Servicemembers at JRTC 14-05 are educated in combat patient care and aeromedical evacuation in a simulated combat environment. (John R. Nimmo/U.S. Air Force)
PICTORIAL, 1ST PLACE | A 22nd Special Tactics Squadron Airman climbs a ladder into a CH-47 Chinook helicopter hovering over the ocean June 20, 2014.
PICTORIAL, 1ST PLACE | A 22nd Special Tactics Squadron Airman climbs a ladder into a CH-47 Chinook helicopter hovering over the ocean June 20, 2014. (Jeffrey Allen/U.S. Air Force)
SPORTS, 1ST PLACE | U.S. Air Force wounded warrior, Capt. Sarah Evans, jumps rope in a gym in San Antonio, Texas. Evans was diagnosed with cancer while deployed to Afghanistan and was medically evacuated back to the United States where her leg was amputated.
SPORTS, 1ST PLACE | U.S. Air Force wounded warrior, Capt. Sarah Evans, jumps rope in a gym in San Antonio, Texas. Evans was diagnosed with cancer while deployed to Afghanistan and was medically evacuated back to the United States where her leg was amputated. (Jeffrey Allen/U.S. Air Force)

A black-and-white portrait of an Air Force staff sergeant staring solemnly at the camera. A World War II re-enactor marking the 70th anniversary of D-Day in Normandy, France. An Air Force wounded warrior jumping rope on one leg, after the other was amputated because of cancer. These images and more caught the eyes of the judges in the 2014 Military Photographer of the Year competition for servicemembers.

The annual contest is judged at the Defense Information School in Fort Meade, Md. Air Force Staff Sgt. Vernon Young was named the Military Photographer of the Year. Stars and Stripes photographer Tech Sgt. Joshua L. DeMotts won second place in Sports and Multimedia Story categories, third place for his Portrait entry and an honorable mention for Picture Story. See some of those shots and more below as we round up the top shots in several categories.

For more Visual Information Award Program Winners, including the categories of military graphic artist, web design and videographer, check out the Dinfos Award page and Flickr account.

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