A Day in the Life of the United States Armed Forces

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Harper Collins, May 13, 2003 - History - 256 pages
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On October 22, 2002, more than 125 of the world's finest photographers set out on a unique global mission. Their instructions were simple: look beyond the daily news headlines, dig beneath the breaking stories, and capture what life is like on an ordinary day for the men and women of the United States Armed Forces around the world.

For 24 consecutive hours, this prize-winning team of civilian and military photographers -- working with the cooperation and support of the Department of Defense -- chronicled daily life in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard.

The resulting book of photographs documents the lives of elite units and freshly minted recruits; of cadets, generals, fire-fighters, medics, and MPs; of soldiers at desolate outposts and on strategic bases. It illustrates life in the cockpit of a fighter, on a Trident submarine, in an underground missile silo, and at computer terminals in a war room. It shows personnel patrolling borders, jungles, mountains, and harbors; training for special operations; and fighting terrorism.

It is a timeless portrait -- in indelible images and eloquent words -- of the men and women who wear the uniforms of the American military. They are your sons, daughters, spouses, neighbors, and friends.

Together these photographs provide an inspiring visual reminder of the routine and heroic operations, the sacrifices and dedication, that are necessary to defend America's freedoms 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

 

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Contents

Section 1
4
Section 2
10
Section 3
12
Section 4
14
Section 5
65
Section 6
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Section 7
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Section 8
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Section 14
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Section 15
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Section 16
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Section 17
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Section 18
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Section 19
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Section 20
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Section 21
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Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 12
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Section 13
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Section 22
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Section 23
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Section 24
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About the author (2003)

After graduating from medical school, Dr. Matthew Naythons juggled a career as an emergency-room physician with world travel as an award-winning photjournalist for such publications as Time magazine, Newsweek, and the National Geographic, covering such stories as the fall of Saigon, the Jonestown massacre, and the Central american civil wars. In 1991 he founded Epicenter Communications in Sausalito, and continues to serve as the chief executive officer and publisher. Under his direction, Epicenter pioneered a series of user-friendly consumer guides to the world of new media as well as award-winning photojournalism book projects. In 1999, Dr. Naythons joined PlanetRx.com, an online pharmacy and health information website as vice president of editorial and publishing.

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