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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 May 15, 2006

Submitted by Sgt. Ray Ledbetter, 584th Maintenance Company, Forward Operating Base Speicher, Iraq. A transport aircraft takes off into the setting sun after dropping soldiers and supplies at the base.

Submitted by Spc. Spencer Vogler, Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 1st Battalion, 180th Field Artillery, an Arizona National Guard unit now in Iraq. I took this photo on an early morning west of Baghdad on Route Tampa. Sgt. James Byrd is pulling security while Sgt. Ynez Lopez works on changing a tire on a Humvee that was in the convoy we were escorting back to Camp Victory, Iraq.

Submitted by Spc. Benjamin Steele, Company B, 341st Military Intelligence Battalion, Washington National Guard. Members of the 232nd Military Intelligence Company, a Wisconsin National Guard unit attached to Task Force 341, practice a bounding withdrawal under fire in limited space between some conex containers at Bagram air base, Afghanistan.

Submitted by Sgt. Ray Ledbetter, 584th Maintenance Company, FOB Speicher, Iraq. Sgt. Adam Bridge of the Communications and Electronics Section, 584th Maintenance Company, FOB Speicher, Iraq, conducts an inspection for repair on a PA system being used by base security forces.

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