If you’ve served abroad, Uncle Sam wants your photographs.
The Defense Department wants donated photos from current and former service members who have served overseas for use in a recognition exhibition planned in conjunction with the State Department, according to a DoD press release. The department is looking for photos that depict life as a military member overseas in six specific categories: daily life, friendship, places, faces, loss or triumph. If your picture is chosen, it will be used for display in a special photography exhibition planned for the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Pentagon and other prominent venues, stateside and overseas. Project “Serving Abroad…Through Their Eyes” is accepting photo submissions through Presidents Day, which is Feb. 20, 2012. “It is simply phenomenal, and absolutely fitting that photos by America’s bravest during tough duty abroad get this sort of national recognition,” said Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, in the press release.“I can’t wait to see them and take part in the new conversations and relationships this is sure to inspire.” Rules, entry form and submission guidelines can be found at http://www.ourmilitary.mil/their-eyes/serving-abroad-through-their-eyes The image credit is: Senior Airman Lauren Everett, a medic attached to Laghman Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT), talks to an Afghan child during a patrol in Mehtar Lam district, Laghman province, Afghanistan, Oct. 14 // Staff Sgt. Ryan CraneFor the full story on Air Force Times, click on the following link: http://militarytimes.com/blogs/flightlines/2011/11/28/serving-abroad-through-your-eyes/