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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 E-mail your photos to:

Photos published December 11

Submitted by Spc. Nantena M. Belle, 188th Air Defense Artillery, Afghanistan. Several Afghan children show their enthusiasm to see the U.S. military as Sgt. Raymond Bickford gives some of the children pens.

Submitted by Bill Graves, father of Spc. Lukas Graves. Spc. Lukas Graves, in the gunner’s hatch of the Humvee, and other members of the 4th Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, during a sandstorm at Forward Operating Base Loyalty, Iraq.

Submitted by Maj. Bobby Hart, Task Force 3 MEDCOM. Spc. Michael Vangelderen of the 32nd Multifunctional Medical Battalion helps to leave the unit’s mark in Camp Buehring, Kuwait. He and other soldiers painted the unit sign prior to moving across the berm for a yearlong deployment to Iraq.

Submitted by Sgt. Jonathan M. Swango, 4th Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment, 172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team. The harsh rains had subsided and the sunshine broke through the clouds in Mosul, Iraq.

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