Your View: Pictures submitted by Stars and Stripes readers
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: email@example.com.
Photos first published in the Oct. 15 Pacific edition
Submitted by Spc. Rebekah Hauck, Combined Joint Task Force-76. Spc. Michael Rombout and myself run a Humanitarian Assistance Program out of Bagram, Afghanistan, where American people from all over the world send donations to help support our program.
Submitted by Sgt. Brian Marshall. Soldiers of Task Force 1-30 Mortar Platoon prepare for an air assault raid near Muqdadiyah.
Submitted by Lt. Col. John G. Melville, Multi-National Corps-Iraq. This photograph was taken in Dodge City North LSA, Victory Base after a few days of rain. Next time I’ll think twice about wishing for rain.
Submitted by Staff Sgt. Charles Reed, Company B, 467th Engineer Battalion, Tikrit, Iraq. A soldier from the 50th Main Support Battalion hurries back to her vehicle after loading a bulldozer during route clearance operations while attached to 2nd Platoon, B Company, 467th Engineer Battalion Trailblazer Patrol. The purpose is to eliminate possible IED hide-outs and to locate the ones already put in place.
Submitted by by Maj. Paul Maxwell of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 64th Armor Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division. In Camp Rustamiyah, the mission continues despite the weather. Here, Wildbunch Company rehearses for its change of responsibility ceremony in a desert dust storm.
Submitted by Sgt. Jason J. Phillips, 891st Engineer Battalion at LSA Adder, Iraq. Unit is from the Kansas Army National Guard. This photo depicts a group of us sharing breakfast with a local sheik in An-Nasyriah. Bravo company commander Capt. Albright, left, was called “his brother” by the sheik. Seated from left to right are Capt. Albright, the sheik, Lt. Rutledge, Sgt. Phillips and Spc. Haskins. Later on in the week we brought out a pizza from Pizza Hut to him.