by SrA Matthew Bruch

A U.S. Army Ranger, 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Alpha Company, transmits information back to base from the field after raiding a compound during a Combined Arms Live Fire Exercise (CALFX) near Ft. Stewart, Ga., Jan. 16, 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)

Photographer's Narrative


During nighttime exercises there is rarely an opportunity to make a good photograph. This ranger was so focused on his work, he didn't even notice I was there. The light hit him just right and it made for an interesting low light shot.