by SSgt Sheila deVera

U.S. Air Force Airmen go through the decontamination line during Exercise Polar Force 11-10 at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Nov. 17, 2011. The exercise is made up of a variety of scenarios which test the arctic warriors' ability to handle real world situations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Sheila deVera/Released)

Photographer's Narrative


Documenting an exercise can be hectic and chaotic. This photo shows a different perspective of someone going through a decontamination line. It almost feels like you were there. Before taking my camera out, I looked around my environment to see where the most action was. After watching carefully, I positioned myself in the decontamination line and kept taking photos until I got the shot I wanted.