During Stephen Otero’s 11½ years in the Air Force, it was always easier being on duty in combat than being home.

A combat photographer, Otero deployed with the Army and Marines to pound the ground and cover thousands of square miles — usually under the blanket of darkness.

The son of a police officer and a teacher loved the structure of the missions. The rule-following, blue-collar kid was good at it.

“I wasn’t good at coming back home and being a husband or being an office military worker,” Otero said.

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