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A Navy medic and photographer uses art to reflect on his time in Afghanistan | NPR

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Chief Petty Officer Joshua Ives departed from the Navy in 2015 after 24 years of public service. Noble Eagle, a mixed-media piece that is part documentary, half personal reflection, was created by sifting through more than 15,000 pictures collected during his stay in Afghanistan. The name of the military operation initiated by the US and Canadian governments in reaction to 9/11 is referenced in the title of Ives’ photography project. Each military soldier deployed to Afghanistan was given a Noble Eagle number, which served as a unique identifier for tracking and identifying the duties, positions, and functions that had been allocated to them.

Source: https://www.npr.org/sections/pictureshow/2021/11/11/1054190230/a-navy-medic-and-photographer-uses-art-to-reflect-on-his-time-in-afghanistan

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