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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 July 17, 2006

Submitted by 1st Lt. Duane Sanders, Company C, 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division at FOB Paliwoda, Balad, Iraq. A tanks sits poised for an upcoming night mission as a nearby bonfire pours smoke over the front slope.

Submitted by Daniel C. Jensen, KBR Security in Camp Phoenix, Afghanistan. I was deployed in Iraq for 15 months and I am now in Afghanistan working for KBR Security escorting convoys. I took this picture in Afghanistan through the passenger side rear view mirror when we stopped our convoy to secure a load on one of our flatbed trucks. The soldier in the picture is Spc. Joshua Hall of Company C, 2nd Battalion, 116th Field Artillery.

Submitted by Spc. James A. Schmill Company D, 2nd Battalion, 4th Aviation Regiment, at Camp Taji, Iraq. This is a composite of four exposures I took at 1 a.m. as a storm approached the base. The aircraft are Chinooks belonging to Company B, 2nd Battalion, 4th Aviation Regiment.

Submitted by Spc. Christopher J. Deery, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2-136TH Combat Arms Battalion. Staff Sgt. Luke Haggerty reacts to a surprise during a routine check of one of the towers at Camp Al Taqaddam, Iraq.

Submitted by Carlotta Maneice, 160th Signal Brigade. This was taken by Sgt. 1st Class Marci Bailey of the 160th Signal Brigade. She thought it was pretty cool to take a photograph of the Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, firefighters “washing dishes.”

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