Army National Guard Deployment

I was assigned to cover the 151st Regional Support Group, Massachusetts Army National Guard deployed recently. The group will be deployed to southwest Asia for nine months and held a deployment ceremony at Reading High School. These assignments usually present opportunities to capture raw emotion but you need to be in the right place at the right time because moments like these don't last to long.

 Nikon D4s, 1/250 @ f/4.5, ISO 3200, 17-35mm  Sergeant Briama Massaquoi, of Cambridge, recieves a hug from Shakyla Platt at the conclusion of the 151st Regional Support Group Deployment Ceremony at Reading High School on Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018. Soldiers from the 151st Regional Support Group, Massachusetts Army National Guard will soon be deployed to southwest Asia for nine months. [Wicked Local Staff Photo / David Sokol]

Nikon D4s, 1/250 @ f/4.5, ISO 3200, 17-35mm

Sergeant Briama Massaquoi, of Cambridge, recieves a hug from Shakyla Platt at the conclusion of the 151st Regional Support Group Deployment Ceremony at Reading High School on Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018. Soldiers from the 151st Regional Support Group, Massachusetts Army National Guard will soon be deployed to southwest Asia for nine months. [Wicked Local Staff Photo / David Sokol]

 Nikon D4s, 1/250 @ f/4, ISO 2500, 70-200mm  Nora Charony, 2, plays with her father Omid Charony's, of Hanscom, hat at the conclusion of the 151st Regional Support Group Deployment Ceremony at Reading High School on Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018. Soldiers from the 151st Regional Support Group, Massachusetts Army National Guard will soon be deployed to southwest Asia for nine months. [Wicked Local Staff Photo / David Sokol]

Nikon D4s, 1/250 @ f/4, ISO 2500, 70-200mm

Nora Charony, 2, plays with her father Omid Charony's, of Hanscom, hat at the conclusion of the 151st Regional Support Group Deployment Ceremony at Reading High School on Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018. Soldiers from the 151st Regional Support Group, Massachusetts Army National Guard will soon be deployed to southwest Asia for nine months. [Wicked Local Staff Photo / David Sokol]

 Nikon D4s, 1/250 @ f/4, ISO 2200, 17-35mm  Soldiers from the 151st Regional Support Group, Massachusetts Army National Guard, embrace at the conclusion of a deployment ceremony at Reading High School on Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018. Soldiers from the 151st Regional Support Group, Massachusetts Army National Guard will soon be deployed to southwest Asia for nine months. [Wicked Local Staff Photo / David Sokol]

Nikon D4s, 1/250 @ f/4, ISO 2200, 17-35mm

Soldiers from the 151st Regional Support Group, Massachusetts Army National Guard, embrace at the conclusion of a deployment ceremony at Reading High School on Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018. Soldiers from the 151st Regional Support Group, Massachusetts Army National Guard will soon be deployed to southwest Asia for nine months. [Wicked Local Staff Photo / David Sokol]

 Nikon D500, 1/320 @ f/4, ISO 7200, 70-200mm  Specialist Ben Delisle, of South Bridge, holds his son Theadore, 11 months, at the conclusion of a deployment ceremony at Reading High School on Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018. Soldiers from the 151st Regional Support Group, Massachusetts Army National Guard will soon be deployed to southwest Asia for nine months. [Wicked Local Staff Photo / David Sokol]

Nikon D500, 1/320 @ f/4, ISO 7200, 70-200mm

Specialist Ben Delisle, of South Bridge, holds his son Theadore, 11 months, at the conclusion of a deployment ceremony at Reading High School on Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018. Soldiers from the 151st Regional Support Group, Massachusetts Army National Guard will soon be deployed to southwest Asia for nine months. [Wicked Local Staff Photo / David Sokol]