by SSgt Sandra Welch

U.S. President Barack Obama visits Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, May 25, 2014. President Obama spoke to the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines deployed to the base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sandra Welch/Released)

Photographer's Narrative


The President of the United States made a surprise appearance in Afghanistan to thank all the troops for their service. When taking this photograph I wanted to show how much it surprised everyone. After his speech stayed to shake every single persons hand in the audience. That meant a lot to everyone serving.