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Sgt. 1st Class Faamasino Galoia, assigned to Joint Special Operations Task Force Philippines, carries a Filipino girl off a MC-130 Combat Talon II from 1st Special Operation Squadron she was transported from Ormac to Manila as part of Operation Damayan relief efforts on Nov. 21, 2013. The Philippine government closely coordinated relief efforts, including search and rescue, supply drops and personnel airlifts, with military and civilian organizations.

Sgt. 1st Class Faamasino Galoia, assigned to Joint Special Operations Task Force Philippines, carries a Filipino girl off a MC-130 Combat Talon II from 1st Special Operation Squadron she was transported from Ormac to Manila as part of Operation Damayan relief efforts on Nov. 21, 2013. The Philippine government closely coordinated relief efforts, including search and rescue, supply drops and personnel airlifts, with military and civilian organizations. (Daniel Young/U.S. Navy)

Some tell a story with words, others with pictures. The annual Military Photographer of the Year competition for servicemembers is judged at the Defense Information School in Fort Meade, Md. Tech. Sgt. Russ Scalf of the U.S. Air Force was named the Military Photographer of the Year.

Stars and Stripes photographer Tech Sgt. Joshua L. DeMotts won second place with his Combat Documentation (Operational) entry and landed a third place nod for a Features photography selection.

See those shots and more here as Stars and Stripes rounds up the top shots in several categories.

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