by SrA Matthew Bruch

U.S. Army Rangers, 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Charlie Company, protect their faces and gear from the dust and prop wash of a UH-47 Chinook during a Combined Arms Live Fire Exercise (CALFX) near Ft. Stewart, Ga., Jan. 13, 2012. The exercise is conducted in order to evaluate and train members on de-escalation of force, reactions to enemy contact, and other objectives that prepare them for forward operating. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Matthew J. Bruch/Released)

Photographers Narrative


A downside to this job is that when people turn away from chaos I can't. I have to get the shot. Before I deployed I was embedded with the 2nd Battalion 75th Army Ranger Regiment doing pre-deployment training. In this photo, prop wash from a U.S. Army Chinook kicked up dirt and rocks, but I got my shot. I am honored to document the great work that these guys do.