Anyway, we set up a white back drop and three SB-900 strobes. I chose not to use a soft box today because I wanted a really hard light. I was looking for a high contrast black and white and new straight strobe would give me the desired effect.
I used a Nikon D3 and Nikkor 70-200mm lens. My camera was set on ISO 100 with an aperture of f-8 and shutter of 1/125. I had two strobes in the back on stands shooting at an angle toward the back of the subject's head. I didn't move those for the duration of the sitting. However, I moved my main strobe depending on the subject's face and expression.
I would like to thank the veterans for being great subjects today. I also want to thank the Charleston VA for inviting me to be a part of this wonderful event!