Wow! What an honor it was going through and editing your submissions for this Your Shot assignment. Thank you for submitting your incredible work to such a restrictive assignment. In the end, you brought me to new places and introduced me to amazing people. You made me work and think, and I love that.
For this assignment, I asked you to capture moments in the lives of servicemen and women and their families that help us understand what life is like for them on a daily basis. Through your eyes, you have shown us what it’s like not only for the service member, through their rigorous physical training, harsh conditions, and actual times of conflict, but also for the families as they say good-bye to their loved ones, not knowing if they will ever come back.