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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 29, 2007

Submitted by Lt. E.B. Miller, U.S. Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 133, Camp Lemonier, Djibouti, Africa."Petty Officer 2nd Class Derek Reijo lays block and mortar at the Chercheno School in Bilate, Ethiopia. Reijo and his fellow Seabees are constructing two schoolhouses and one latrine facility."

Submitted by Sgt. Ivan M. Gomez, LSA Anaconda, Balad, Iraq."My job in the Black Hawk helicopter is to make sure the VIP has communication to the ground troops via satellite and make sure the Blue Force Tracker is up all the time to track the VIP’s movements. On this day, April 22, we had just dropped off Gen. David Petraeus at BIAP. He was heading to the U.S. to report to Congress on the situation in Iraq."

Submitted by Lance Cpl. Michael Haak, 6th Provisional Security Company, Djibouti, Africa."Lance Cpl. J. Campagna stands post on the wire of Camp Lemonier, Djibouti, Africa."

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