Top photographer captures US Armed Forces

Capt. Constantin Spinu
First published in
SFOR Informer#152, November 21, 2002

According to the American Forces Press Service on October 22, top military and civilian photographers captured 24 hours in the life of U.S. armed forces at sites throughout the United States and across the globe. Their work will be compiled with images taken by about 25 military photographers and 100 civilian photographers. The result will be "A Day in the Life of the United States Armed Forces," a coffee-table book to be published by HarperCollins in May 2003.

Washington, D.C. - The book's authors anticipate creating "a collection of the most insightful and revealing images from the best photographers in the world."
Among locations like Afghanistan, Korea, USA or Spain, Bosnia and Herzegovina will also be represented by the work of Air Force Tech. Sgt. Andy Dunaway, US Air Force, Flight Chief of HQ SFOR Combat Camera.

Opening a window into the soul
Dunaway was chosen to follow 24 hours in the life of a helicopter pilot, CWO3 Marques A. Martins, of the COMSFOR Helicopter Detachment. "I found this project fascinating," said Dunaway. "It is great for the people of America, for men and women serving in the military but also for everybody around the world."
Matthew Naythons, one of the book's co-creators and authors said that while the book would capture not only the routine of military life but also the heroic operations that safeguard democracy, they have a further goal. This goal is: "to open a window into the soul of the armed forces; the personal, human side that is not on display in the evening news." Dunaway agrees: "Behind every uniform there is a human-being. That is what I've tried to portray through this project. I am very proud to have been selected for this assignment. I just enjoy my work, that's the secret." With his contribution included in "A Day in the Life of the United States Armed Forces" we will see the work not only of a US helicopter pilot but also of an SFOR solider.

Related link:
Nations of SFOR: US

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Photo: Airman 1st Class Baeron Warren

One of the top photographers, Tech Sgt. Andy Dunaway, will capture 'A Day in the Life of the United States Armed Forces'.


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Photo: Tech. Sgt. Andy Dunaway

CWO3 Marques A Martins will feature in the book, not only as a US helicopter pilot but also as an SFOR soldier...


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Photo: Tech. Sgt. Andy Dunaway

... and before flying he shaves, just like any other soldier.