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Not a Comfortable Word

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Waiting for Deployment

Waiting for Deployment

Deployment is not a comfortable word for me. Wikipedia defines military deployment as the movement of armed forces and their logistical support infrastructure. In most of the world’s navies, a deployment designates an extended period of duty at sea.

I watched these men smoke cigarettes and chat outside my hotel as they waited for a van to take them to the airport. It was such a compelling image I just had to press my shutter. I underexposed the image preventing recognition as they symbolize any soldier. If war did not exist then deployment wouldn’t either. Still not a comfortable word for me.


Written by Monte Stevens

March 30, 2009 at 12:01 am

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  1. An uncomfortable word, indeed. Poignant portrait, TFS. I hope we de-deploy soon.


    March 30, 2009 at 7:26 pm

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