19 of the best photos of the US military at work in 2016

Operating on hundreds of bases in scores of countries around the world, it's safe to say that the sun never sets on the US military.

With all those daylight hours, there's never a lack of things to do.

The 19 photos below, compiled by the US Defense Department, document the day-to-day activities US military personnel carried out at bases and duty stations around the world — from mundane surroundings to exotic locales.

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