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Military Life

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Published Aug 23, 2016 | View the Assignment | Features Photos From 29 Contributors

    29 photos selected by

    Jeremy Lock
    Photojournalist

    A member of the Colombian Naval Infantry corps remains firm hoping that the drill sergeant did ...

    #sargent #sweat #army #loud #soldier

    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.

    U.S. Marines with Alpha and Bravo companies, 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Mari...

    #usa #usmc #marines #1stmardiv

    Editor's Note

    Incredible image! There are so many layers to enjoy and explore. Just about everyone has a great expression. The intensity on the guy in the foreground pulls you right in. Absolutely love this!

    Jeremy Lock
    Photojournalist

    This is the moment when sound of my shutter release disturb my son during their army game on street.

    #streetphotography #letsexplore #ngmadventure #shadows #natgeoinspires #people

    Editor's Note

    Everything works for me in this image! But for me the stronger point is that I believe most kids grow up playing "Army". Love that you brought a fresh view to this assignment, thinking beyond the s... More

    Jeremy Lock
    Photojournalist

    In Crete there is a special custom to goodbye the boys who are going to go in to army. Friends an...

    #custom #tradition #army #friendship #crete #celebration #boy #friends

    Editor's Note

    Way to take me behind the scenes, showing me a tradition I knew nothing about. All the faces are ... More

    Jeremy Lock
    Photojournalist

    Young men and women from all walks of life, arrive at the U.S. Air Force Academy, fresh out of hi...

    #airforce #moment #militarylife #usafa #afthunderbirds #graduation

    Editor's Note

    Way to get down low to include everything that helps tell the story. All the hats in the air give me a sense of just how many people graduated, and the girl’s expression definitely shows me how hap... More

    Jeremy Lock
    Photojournalist

    A USAF Captain working at the NATO E-3A Component in Geilenkirchen, Germany heads to work after t...

    #airforce #militarylife #parent #natgeoinspires #family #military

    A moment of joy in a normal military service's day

    #tradiationalmucis #travelphtography #travelling #life #israel #miliary #smiles #travel #dance

    Police checkpoint on National Road - Isalo - Madagascar

    #landscape #madagascar #checkpoint #isalo #police #travel #road #controle

    Editor's Note

    The simplicity and color pallet of this image is beautiful and tells a story at the same time. Th... More

    Jeremy Lock
    Photojournalist

    Soldiers with the 1st Battalion, 501st Infantry Regiment stationed at Combat Outpost Sabari, Khos...

    #airforce #infantry #night #starsandstripes #afghanistan #army #longexplosure #monotone #color

    Editor's Note

    Intriguing image, shot at a great angle! Way to problem solve and make something out of nothing, coming back with a great image, instead of using the excuse it was to dark. The alien eyes make it!!!

    Jeremy Lock
    Photojournalist

    U.S. Marine Corps recruits help their teammates don their gear before pugil stick fighting traini...

    #marinecoprs #comradery #combat_training #teamwork #marine #bootcamp

    Editor's Note

    Love the focus and intensity in the eyes! All of the hands coming into this frame add so much to this image.

    Jeremy Lock
    Photojournalist

    Heavy rain leaves Marines vulnerable to the elements minutes after tearing down their tents.

    #hawaii #exercise #training #raining #usmc #field #marines #rain #military

    Editor's Note

    Great image showing the conditions as well as making me feel what these guys go through. I love t... More

    Jeremy Lock
    Photojournalist

    ROTC Cadet in Water.

    #abstract #water #blackandwhite #portrait #underwater #photography #people #ngmh2o #gender

    From my project in somalia when i was there to document the drought and helping people with Direc...

    #somalia #war #drought #black_and_white #africa #solider #aid #gun #fight #wall

    Graduated cadets while marching Tehran-Iran

    #tehran #iran #police #wall #soldier

    Editor's Note

    I explore this image trying to look at all the faces. Great Job!

    Jeremy Lock
    Photojournalist

    A British Soldier on exercise throws a grenade whilst coming under fire.

    #militarylife #blackandwhite #ourworldinmotion #portrait #adventure #people #travel #military

    Editor's Note

    His body position draws me in, only to explore more and see the in focus face on the soldier next to him. The smoke and a little underexposure of the image only adds to the chaos of the “in the mom... More

    Jeremy Lock
    Photojournalist

    A piece night over the war torn city of Baghdad, the camera shake caused an impressionist feeling...

    #night #blackhawk

    Editor's Note

    Good on you for creating, not taking, an image that gives me a sense of what war is.

    Jeremy Lock
    Photojournalist

    On my third trip to Ukraine I spent four days on the front line with a volunteer regiment of Ukr...

    #ukraine #war #borders #ato #light #conflict #people #places

    Editor's Note

    Way to make me feel like I am there with him. I can almost smell, feel and taste this image! Great Job!

    Jeremy Lock
    Photojournalist

    A U.K. solider escapes the Iraqi summer in a makeshift pool.

    #iraq

    Editor's Note

    Love the sense of relief on his face!

    Jeremy Lock
    Photojournalist

    A Sailor assigned to USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) sheds a tear as he embraces his loved one during the U...

    Editor's Note

    This is a perfect “in your face” composition with emotion and feeling. Then you see the “bonus” tear as you explore! Great use of the frame including the ship in the background! Beautiful!

    Jeremy Lock
    Photojournalist

    Summertime in NYC...so what do you do after a long day at work?

    #militarylife #summer #nyc #subway #love #marine

    Boys have always been fascinated by uniforms, it's pure attraction !!

    #street_photograhpy #kid #army #portrait #people #military_life_assignment #boy #uniform #parade

    Red Ramos, a retired Navy sailor and below the knee amputee, swims a lap during training for the ...

    #woundedwarrior #leg #swimming #pool #marines #woundedwarriorproject #amputee #military

    Editor's Note

    I love the way this image is framed with a lot of the empty pool. Then you start to explore the image and find the sweet surprise. Well done on showing it to me in a way I haven't seen before!

    Jeremy Lock
    Photojournalist

    Our youngest son, watching the movers load up all of the boxes for our move to another base. The...

    #let_them_be_little #california #kids #moving #boys

    Editor's Note

    Great use of the frame. This image makes me feel like a small child in a big world they can not control. Love the solitude feel as well.

    Jeremy Lock
    Photojournalist

    Son in father's shoes

    #kids #military

    The magical moments you captured of kids playing army, a haircut before entering the service, dancing, commuting on a train, and the embrace of a loved one (to name a few) are the kinds of images that show us they are human. These images help us relate, understand, and care so much for these individuals who risk their lives for us.

    All the great images that were submitted made it hard to narrow this project down, thank you for sending in such great images and capturing amazing moments. 

    Thank you Your Shot!

    - Jeremy Lock

    As a frequent traveller to China, I have seen Chinese soldiers in uniform many times but usually ...

    #forbidden_city #china #tiananmen_square

    Editor's Note

    Fun moment!!! At the end of the day most of our military are young men and women that like to have fun. I love that this image shows the opposite of big bad and strong. This image makes me care and... More

    Jeremy Lock
    Photojournalist

    43 years ago, this Douglas Super DC-3 airplane of the US Navy crashed in a beach of the south coa...

    #sun #war #summer #airplane #ocean #army #beach #iceland #sunny #adventure #sky #travel #letsexexplore

    Editor's Note

    There is an eerie feel to this image that make me want to know more. The flock of birds only adds... More

    Jeremy Lock
    Photojournalist

    A family mourns a fallen Marine who was a victim during the HMH-463 helicopter crash in Hawaii. ...

    #honorthefallen #family #sacrifice #marines #military

    Editor's Note

    What makes this image for me is the little girl nestled into her mother, holding the dog tags with her finger at that moment where it is about to drop. The background sad girl just adds to the powe... More

    Jeremy Lock
    Photojournalist

    The Manila American War Memorial Cemetery, where 36,285 brave soldiers names are carved on stone ...

    #philippines #manila_american_war_memorial_cemetery #soldiers #world_war_2 #military_life

    Editor's Note

    Graphically beautiful memorial image that really hits home! All the carved names on the walls seem to go on forever. Absolutely love the lone human element off in the distant, almost lost in the “E... More

    Jeremy Lock
    Photojournalist

    Raymond "DeVere" Johnson, believed he was the last surviving World War II veteran of the LST-218....

    #america #navy #worldwar2 #facebook #usa #shipmate #ww2 #military #history #veterans #friends

    Editor's Note

    I can’t help but smile every time I look at this image! What a pure genuine moment captured so well! Loved the caption, filling in any questions I had.

    Jeremy Lock
    Photojournalist

    About the Editor
    Jeremy Lock
    Photojournalist
    A retired Master Sergeant of the United States Air Force, Jeremy "JT" Lock has experience, training, and insight that few photojournalists can claim. He's been in the thick of war battles, shooting with his camera rather than a gun; earning a Bronze Star. He's documented the realities of life in ...

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