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:

Photos published March 8, 2008

Submitted by Ron Hill, LSA Anaconda, Iraq. “I was walking to the Aerostat location and the sun was setting. I saw the Aerostat eclipsing the sun and thought of how that it replicated the moon and, along with the sun, that it just might make a great picture and it did!

Submitted by Staff Sgt. Rex Hipp, Combined Joint Task Force–Horn of Africa. After a water well drilling mission in the field in Djibouti, Africa, troops took a seven-hour hike to a mountaintop overlooking the Red Sea/Gulf of Tadjourah, just above the Village of Carta, Djibouti. Back row, from left, are: Spc. Gabriel Rodriguez, North Carolina Army National Guard; Petty Officer 2nd Class Joseph DeGarmo; Air Force Tech. Sgt. Derrell Willson; and Spc. Charles Bautista, Guam Army National Guard. Front row, from left, are: Sgt. Ricardo Rodriguez, Guam Army National Guard; Staff Sgt. Rex Hipp, North Carolina National Guard; and Spc. Michael Oexman, Guam Army National Guard.

Submitted by Senior Chief Petty Officer Arthur Najera, Kabul, Afghanistan. “Our directorate travels around Kabul, Afghanistan, inspecting current construction projects. During one of our trips we found the only soft spot in Kabul. It had not rained in many months.”

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