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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 September 25, 2006

Submitted by Sgt. Mark Roberts, V Corps Artillery. A sandstorm sweeps through Camp Victory.

Submitted by Sgt. April K. Martinez, Company C, 3rd Brigade Special Troop Battalion at Forward Operating Base Salerno, Afghanistan. This is one of the things our company does out here to keep up morale. We try to do a barbecue whenever we can. It gives the soldiers in our company a break from the hard work they do every day and reminds us a little of the summers at home. We are in a signal company and in charge of communications throughout the FOB.

Submitted by Capt. Adam Collett, Task Force Southern Lightning — 136th Signal Battalion, Texas Army National Guard and 111th Signal Battalion, South Carolina National Guard — in Camp Speicher, Iraq. Underground, Sgt. Johnny Blackley of Company D, 111th Signal Battalion hammers a hole through a concrete wall so pipes for fiber optic cable can be installed. This project is part of the overall effort to create a commercial communications infrastructure at Speicher, near Tikrit.

Submitted by 1st Sgt. Oree J. White Jr. of Company C, 72nd Integrated Theater Signal Battalion at LSA Anaconda in Balad, Iraq. Sgt. Eric Butcher of Company C, 72nd ITSB, provides security for Iraqi workers who arrive daily. Sgt. Butcher is assigned to the 7th Signal Brigade from Mannheim, Germany.

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