Nobody knows better than Stars and Stripes what you go through downrange. Except you. So we want your help in telling your story. E-mail us your digital photos, depicting what life is like wherever you are, whether on the FOB or on a mission somewhere in the wild. It’s “Your View” of your role in the wars, whether Iraq, Afghanistan or somewhere else. Candid (not posed) shots are best, and please include your name, unit, location and a short caption explaining the picture and your thoughts when you took the shot. Selected photos will be used in the paper and here at E-mail your photos to:

Thank you for taking part in our calendar contest!We asked you to submit photos to help illustrate our 2008 calendar, and an online vote was conducted to select the ones that will be featured. The contest is now closed (although we still encourage you to send us your photos for the Your View feature); we'll let you know who won August 20.Photos published July 22, 2007

Submitted by Keith A. Stepp, Mosul, Iraq."A guard tower at sunrise on Forward Operating Base Marez in Mosul."

Submitted by Senior Chief Petty Officer Ken Elliott."This is a photo of a deep buried IED reduction in Baqouba, Iraq, courtesy of U.S. Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 8 Detachment 18. The “Thunderstealers” are based out of Naval Air Station Sigonella, Sicily."

Submitted by Capt. Joy C. Swanke, 49th Transportation Battalion (MC), LSA Anaconda, Balad, Iraq."Capt. Brett C. Swanke, my husband, gets a pie smeared in his face during a 49th Transportation Battalion unit fundraiser. He’s the HHD Commander, so the soldiers loved having the opportunity to rub his face in pie."

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