What was it like to serve in Afghanistan?
That is the question civilians often ask returning service members of the armed forces.
Afghanistan: On the Bounce brilliantly conveys the full range of the troops’ experiences—on patrol, in combat, in the chow line, and in religious services—through photographs, stories, diagrams, and removable ephemera.
From 2011-2014, while working as a documentation/production specialist in Afghanistan, photographer Robert L. Cunningham accompanied soldiers of 50 different units on 145 combat missions, following them during their typical on-base routines as well as outside the wire, into hazardous situations. Here are detailed examinations of the service members’ weapons, uniforms, vehicles, and gear, along with reflections on duty, insights into valor and heroism, and humor about life on deployment.