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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photos published Dec.11
Submitted by Tech. Sgt. Tye J. Sevening, 2632nd Transportation Detachment. This photo was taken when the U.S. Air Force’s 2632nd Transportation Detachment “landed” in Udari Range, Kuwait, for gun truck escort training. Since mid-August 2005, the 2632nd Transportation Detachment, while attached to 181st Transportation Company, has been based in Logistics Support Area Anaconda, Iraq, providing gun truck escorts to KBR (a construction and engineering unit of Halliburton) TCN (third country nationals), and Army line haul units. “This photo depicts the loneliness one encounters while away from family and friends. It is just you, your buddy, and your weapon systems that you can rely on.”Submitted by Chief Warrant Officer Barry D. Durant, Multi-National Corps-Iraq/Iraq Assistance Group. Lt. Col. Craft and Capt. Miller of the Iraq Assistance Group (MNC-I/IAG) from Camp Victory stand with Iraqi soldiers from a Motorized Transport Regiment in Camp Taji. “This was just prior to a convoy in which we delivered force protection equipment to Military Transition Teams and Border Transition Teams.Submitted by 1st Lt. Joel A. Pitman, U.S. Air Force Detachment 2632 Combat Logistics Patrol, Alpha Flight Commander, Logistics Support Area Anaconda, Iraq. “This is a great depiction of a convoy with Air Force gun truck escorts. The 2632 out of LSA Anaconda is providing security while in line halt. With gun trucks flexed out, gunners have a better line of sight for optimal convoy defense.Submitted by Capt. Mark Maneval, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Division Pharmacist. “I took this as I was walking to board my plane for Iraq.”Submitted by Senior Airman Eric Velasquez, 506th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron. The sun, obscured by clouds, over Kirkuk Air Base, Iraq.See last week’s submissions to Your View