by SSgt Evelyn Chavez

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Jerick Encarnacion, 455th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron, prepares for a Change of Command ceremony at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, May 9, 2014. As an honor guardsman he must demonstrate dedication, commitment and precision, as well as clean-cut excecution of ceremonial drills. (U.S. Air Force by Staff Sgt. Evelyn Chavez/Released)

Photographer's Narrative


When I spoke to the Honor Guard Airmen while downrange, they were so happy and excited to be part of the Honor Guard and to help and lend distinction to every event they could. Even after working 12-14 hours a day six days a week these Airmen found the time to give back. I wanted to show their dedication and this silhouette next to a big American flag expressed just that.