We civilians generally feel that being a soldier must be a tough job. It probably is, but rest assured it has its share of rewards, and the scenery these guys are treated to probably makes it at the top of the dreamers’ list.
Just have a quick look at the main image of this piece. It shows an incredibly white ocean of clouds over Joint Base Charleston in South Carolina, turning blue as it meets the sky way into the distance.
Two airmen, deployed with the Fourth Combat Camera Squadron (CTCS), sit on the ramp of a C-17 Globemaster III, their version of an office window, while another plane of this type is seen flying some distance away. An office view to beat them all, some would say…
As for what the CTCS does, they are supposed to provide “Department of Defense and joint leaders with a directed imagery capability in support of strategic, operational and planning requirements during wartime operations, worldwide crises, contingencies, joint exercises and humanitarian operations,” as per the USAF’s official description.