Regarding the cover photo for the 2010 edition of Heroes: The next time a cover like this is done, would you please ensure that all individuals being photographed are not chewing smokeless tobacco? This is unattractive, unprofessional, unhealthy and does not present a military image, regardless of whether the individual is a hero. I do not know if others noticed this, but it was this first thing I saw when I got my base paper.

I am prior active-duty, a reservist and a family member, and there are a few other things out of place with that individual — but the most offensive is the plug of chew in the front corner of his bottom lip.

I thank you in advance for your attention to detail.

Jennifer Blair

Cibolo, Texas

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