by SSgt Jodi Martinez

A pallet is dropped onto Sicily Drop Zone, Fort Bragg, N.C., Oct. 04, 2013.  The drop was part of routine local training for the C-17 Globemaster III pilots and jump masters.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jodi Martinez/Released)

Photographer's Narrative


Photography has become engrained into my being, and now when a moment occurs my first thought is, “this should be saved through a photograph.”  In this photo I had just become a flyer and this was my first cargo airdrop. The force of the cargo flying past me out of the C-17 Globemaster made me instinctively compose the shot and press the shutter.