Congratulations to photographer Staff Sergeant Joseph A. Araiza!
Staff Sergeant Araiza’s photo was the runaway favorite for February photos in the area of responsibility for the U.S. Africa Command. Check out his terrific photo below of U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Geoff Shepelew reenlisting underwater off the coast of Djibouti.
This photo gathered 78% of the total votes, counting both online survey votes and blog comments. View the other contenders here.
Thanks to everyone for voting! Feel free to post photos you like relating to AFRICOM in March on our Facebook page, and look for the next photo survey in a month.
The winning photo
Off Djibouti: Sailor reenlists underwater
GULF OF TADJOURA, Djibouti (Feb. 12, 2012) – U.S. Navy Lieutenant Scott Pennoyer reads (right) U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Geoff Shepelew, both of the 221st Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 2, the Oath of Enlistment off the coast of Moucha Island, Djibouti, February 12. Shepelew chose to reenlist underwater while during his deployment to the Horn of Africa. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sergeant Joseph A. Araiza)