Against all enemies, foreign and domestic.

The subject based theme of my project is military history. I will be using the visual theme of contrast. I chose the title of my project due to my time in the military. While deployed I experienced many difficulties. Difficulties that I would not wish on my worst enemies. this gallery will let me express myself through visual images of the struggle we, as service members, go through down range. 

It is times like these that draw us into a war. On December 7th, 1941 that is exactly what happened when were attacked by the Empire of Japan. No one knew why they were mad at us. We entered WWII.
The aftermath of an attack that left thousands dead. At the time, this was the biggest attack that the US had seen on its own soil. We knew that we would have to fight, even if we didn't want to. War Sucks.
This image captures a lone soldier standing next to his weapon. The weapon is a M2HB-.50 Cal Machine Gun and can dismember a person with one bullet. This weapon is considered an anti-vehicle weapon. That's not the case.
There were many days where we would be on patrol and hear the faint echoes of fighter jets above us. We knew that we had back up, what we didn't know was how long it would take them to help us if we needed them.
You don't fight for yourself. You fight for the man next to you, behind you and in front of you. Your squad mates are your family while deployed and you have to be able to rely on them. You would die for them.
While you are fighting the war. You family is left behind to continue the every day life. Cleaning the house, working, taking care of the children. They are also fighting a war, a war of emotions.
There are times where you may have to help a fellow soldier in need. You pray that you will never have to apply that dressing to a wound, but with war, anything can happen. Things can change in the blink of an eye.
Things were going so bad and then we were granted with new leadership that brought most of our service men and women home. Some may not like him but I respect him and thank him for bringing us home.
Your time is over and you are finally home with your family. Things seem ok and you are eager to get things back to normal. That lingering feeling of hatred and chaos is still there though. You war isn't over, its just beginning.
Your life is an endless staircase going to no where. You feel as if the world hates you and all you want is for the pain to stop. You have to overcome that fear and fight your war at home. Your family still needs you.
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