by SSgt Sheila deVera

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Paige Rudderforth, Vincent Airman Leadership School instructor, inspects class 11 Alpha during a service dress uniform inspection, Hurlburt Field, Fla., Sept. 15, 2010. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sheila deVera/Released)

Photographer's Narrative


When I took this photo, I was a recent ALS graduate and wanted to capture what is like for other Airmen who had not yet attended ALS. I watched Staff Sgt. Paige Rudderforth conduct an open ranks inspection, and waited for the perfect moment when she was attentively looking at a student's uniform.