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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 stripes.com. E-mail your photos to: view@mail.estripes.osd.mil.

Photos published Jan. 2, 2006

Submitted by Gunnery Sgt. Gary Bass, Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 163, 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit. A Harrier takes off the USS Tarawa on our transit to the Persian Gulf.

Submitted Capt. Kyle Bourque.Spc. Shaun Hall, Mental Health Tech for the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, takes a moment to unwind and reflect upon what may lie ahead, prior to the brigade’s movement into Iraq for a yearlong deployment.

Submitted by Maj. David Uyematsu, Detailed Inspector General Office of the Inspector General Headquarters, 377th Theater Support Command, Camp Arifjan.Although I’m a big time Army fan, I must admit that this was an excellent prank pulled in front of 3rd Army Headquarters at Camp Arifjan. It comforts me knowing that the Navy can spell!

Submitted by Mike Hurst, ITT Industries, Forward Operating Base Kalsu, Iraq. Like most people here in Iraq, I was taking a picture of a beautiful sunset when a few Apaches heading off on a mission decided to fly right into my cameras view finder. What an amazing shot showing off both power and beauty at the same time.

Submitted by Petty Officer 2nd Class Timothy Schroeder. Petty Officer 2nd Class Schroeder, Petty Officer 1st Class Silvis and Petty Officer 1st Class Stephenson — all from the K-9 Unit on FOB Diamondback, Mosul, Iraq — as we just completed gunfire training on FOB Marez. We all have about a month or less left in our deployment.

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