29 November 2006

1st CAV Division Horses Headed for Slaughter?

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Upper left-hand corner. While the 1st CAV soldiers are in Iraq..........

.........these 1st CAV horses could end up in the slaughterhouse enroute to a dining table in France or China.

Help us save these beautiful creatures. They even have U.S. insignia brands - write your Congressman or Senator and tell him/her to save our 1st CAV horses! We have only until 07 Dec to do something!!!

The Antley brothers, Tyrone, Lorenzo and Corey reunited in Iraq. Pic: SGT J.H. French.

26 November 2006

CPT Frank Williams Jr., trial counsel, 1169th Engineer Group, reads a story about his son, Plebe (Freshman) Carson Riley Williams, starting quarterback for the Army Black Knights at his desk at Camp Liberty. Williams deployed two-and-a-half weeks after his son left to attend the U.S. Military Academy. He has followed his son’s season closely and is happy they both wear the 1st Cavalry Division patch on game day. Pic: SPC L.B. Edgar

Biswas Emajaddin, assistant executive chef, and Raju Madhraveni, cook, who both work for the Pegasus Sports Oasis, smoke turkeys for the troops Nov. 21 here. The two Indian cooks worked tirelessly to prepare the food, which will feed the Soldiers of the 1st Cavalry Division and Multi-National Division - Baghdad on Thanksgiving Day. Pic: SPC L.B. Edgar

25 November 2006

1LT Serena Merrill, a native of Big Sandy, Mont., who serves as a staff officer for the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, takes a photo with Iraqi children during a visit to the Yusufiyah Marketplace. Pic: CSM Anthony Mahoney

Members of the Iraqi government join GEN George W. Casey, Jr. and Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad in celebrating Thanksgiving dinner with American troops.

23 November 2006

CPT Letisha Wayne (left) and 1SG Kahrim Singleton recite the Oath of Enlistment during his reenlistment ceremony at Forward Operating Base Prosperity. Pic: SFC Kap Kim

22 November 2006

After weeks of training in Kuwait, Soldiers of the 1st "Ironhorse" Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division finally arrived recently on Camp Taji. These Fort Hood, Texas-based Soldiers are beginning their year-long mission of "working together with the Iraqi people to provide Iraqis a safe, stable and secure environment" in their area of responsibility. Pic: SGT Cheryl Cox

An Iraqi soldier with the 4th “Eagle” Brigade, 6th Iraqi Army Division, briefs an American troop on 21 Nov with the 2nd Battalion, 15th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd “Commando” Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, of a detainee’s involvement with anti-Iraqi forces. Commando and IA troops participated in a combined operation, Operation Silver Eagle, to capture terrorist suspects. During the operation, 45 locals were detained in the town, located south of the Iraqi capital.

A Paratrooper from the 4th Brigade Combat Team (ABN), 25th Infantry Division, makes his way through a field in Iraq, during an escort mission for the 4-25th Brigade Commander, COL Michael X. Garrett. Pic: Marcus Butler

20 November 2006

MG Joseph Fil (left) and CSM Phillip Johndrow (right) uncase the 1st Cavalry flag during the Transfer of Authority ceremony at Camp Liberty. Pic: SGT Ann Drier

MG Joseph F. Fil, Jr., commanding general, 1st Cavalry Division, meets with Husayn al-Tahhan, governor of Baghdad, and Tony Haddad, an interpreter, in Baghdad to discuss important issues affecting the Iraqi capital in Baghdad. The meeting was held two days before Fil's Fort Hood, Texas-based division took over operational control of Multi-National Division in Baghdad from the 4th Infantry Division, which returned to Fort Hood. Pic: PFC William Hatton

PFC Andrew Williams, an infantryman serving with Headquarters Company, Division Special Troops Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division, feeds line through the fishing pole he brought from home before he attempts to catch some fish at Camp Liberty. The Columbus, Ga., native now based in Baghdad has been fishing since the age of four, when his father introduced the pastime to him. Pic: PFC Jeffrey Ledesma

12 November 2006

Soldiers from the 4th Iraqi Army Battalion greet Suniyah citizens Oct. 27 before speaking with them about daily life in the city.

Without taking his eyes off of his sector of watch, PFC Thomas Somers (center), assistant gunner, Company A, 2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Multi-National Division – Baghdad, smiles in appreciation after receiving a coin for outstanding performance from CSM Ronald Riling (left), MND-B, while 1SG David Schumacher, Co. A, watches proudly at the Yusufiyah Power Plant Nov. 1.

Pic: SPC Rodney Foliente

In an effort to prevent further violence, as well as encourage a more positive relationship, female Marines like Sgt. Maureen D. Mendenhall and Cpl. Jennifer B. Holt are shedding combat-service-support roles and leaving the base to become part of the Marine Corps FST, or female search team. Members of the team said they feel like they are doing their part to protect the streets of Fallujah, as well as those Marines patrolling those streets daily. "Of course anytime that somebody comes through and we are able to stop them with guns or IED paraphernalia, that's exciting because you know that that's one less person who's going to hurt our boys out there," said Cpl. Jennifer B. Holt, 25 from Clay, Ala. Holt is normally a company clerk for Engineer Company, Combat Logistics Battalion 5, 1st Marine Logistics Group (Forward). Mendenhall, a 25-year-old native of Edmonds, Wash. and normally a substance abuse counselor and career planner for CLB-5, said "You find (something suspicious), and you realize that could have been used for an improvised explosive device somewhere." Combat Logistics Company 5 is deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in the Al Anbar Province of Iraq (MNF-W) to develop the Iraqi Security Forces, facilitate the development of official rule of law through democratic government reforms, and continue the development of a market based economy centered on Iraqi Reconstruction. Pic: Cpl. Geoffrey P. Ingersoll

Cpl. Jason D. Green, a 24-year-old vehicle commander with Security Company, Combat Logistics Battalion 5, 1st Marine Logistics Group (Forward), surveys the scene at an explosion site. What's most exciting is heading out into the unknown, said Green from Meridian, Id. Green explained that in the unfamiliar, urban territory of Fallujah, fighting a faceless enemy always keeps these security Marines focused. "You have to count on (the other Marines) so you can take care of your mission," said Green. "(We have) a very strong bond because you have to rely on the brother next to you." Combat Logistics Battalion 5 is deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in the Al Anbar Province of Iraq (MNF-W) to develop the Iraqi Security Forces, facilitate the development of official rule of law through democratic government reforms, and continue the development of a market based economy centered on Iraqi Reconstruction. Pic: Lance Cpl. Geoffrey P. Ingersoll

Soldiers from 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Multi-National Division – Baghdad, release cargo straps, which secured baggage to a pallet during a flight from Kuwait to Baghdad International Airport.
Pic: SGT Lance Wail

02 November 2006

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