Andrew Craft has been staff photographer at the Fayetteville Observer in North Carolina since 2005. His assignments vary from covering the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan to your typical building mug. He has been named North Carolina Photographer of the Year for 2007, 2008 and 2009 and his work has been recognized by Pictures of the Year International, NPPA's Best of Photojournalism, Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar and the Southern Short Course in News Photography.
Capt. Shelia Jenkins comforts her daughter, Khadyajah, 7, while holding the hand of her husband, Chief Warrant Officer Claude Jenkins, as departs on a bus to his flight to Iraq, August 23, 2006. Jenkins is part of the 82nd Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade that is deploying to Iraq.
Sgt. Eric Woody preps his horse for the ride across Fort Bragg, N.C., to the new riding stables at Smith Lake, Sept 3, 2005. The site of the old stables will be torn down to make way for facilities for the 4th Brigade Combat Team.
Warrant Officer Casey Matullo plays with his two sons, Gaberiel, 2, and Michael, 4, Thursday, July 24, 2014, on Fort Bragg, N.C., before he and his fellow soldiers from Company C, 3rd General Support Aviation Battalion, 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade deploy to Afghanistan for nine months.