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Photographer Raymond McCrea Jones says the first 36 hours of life for new Army recruits can best be described using a common military refrain: shock and awe. Since February 19, he has been following a group of recruits undergoing basic combat training at Fort Benning, an Army post outside Columbus, Georgia.

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Raymond McCrea Jones • Redux Pictures • U.S. • U.S. Army
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Sgt. 1st Class Mark Burrell recently returned from his third deployment in Afghanistan. He was named the U.S. Army Journalist of the Year in 2010 and uses photography to document his experiences in the military. He reflects on his service and the gratitude he has for the veterans who served before him.



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Conflict Photography • Mark Burrell • U.S. Army • Veterans Day • World