27 May 2006
24 May 2006
Lance Cpl. Gary W. Clark, motor transportation operator, 1st Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team 5, prepares to lift an Iraqi Army vehicle hit by a suicide vehicle bomber in western, Fallujah. Marines arrived at the scene to aid the Iraqi soldiers in clearing debris and two downed vehicles on the roadway.
Pic: Cpl. Brian Reimers
Cpl. Joseph E. Sherwood, a 29-year-old from Orlando, Fla., and Cpl. Paul Kozlowski, a 20-year-old from from Buoy, Md., both assinged to D Company, 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalionn, make coffee before a day of conducting counterinsurgency operations. Working in direct support of 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, the Marines maintain security and stability in Gharmah, a farming town outside of Fallujah.
Pic: Cpl. Graham Paulsgrove
Cpl. Joseph E. Sherwood, a 29-year-old from Orlando Fla., assigned to Company D, 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, scans a berm for anything unusual during patrol. Working in direct support of 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, the Marines maintain security and stability in Gharmah, a farming town outside of Fallujah.
Pic: Cpl. Graham Paulsgrove
15 May 2006
11 May 2006
07 May 2006
Iraqi children watch soldiers from the 1st Division of the Iraqi Army patrol the streets of Habbaniyah. Patrols like this have become commonplace throughout the Al Anbar province as Iraqi soldiers work towards independent operations without U.S. assistnce. "The Iraqi soldiers are 20 times better than when we first started working with them in January," said GySgt. Michael McDaniel, a Los Angeles native assigned to the Militray Transition Team responsible for advising the 1st Division. Pic: lLT Robert Shuford
Iraqi children in the town of Habbaniyah crowd around Iraqi soldiers as they and out toys and candies during a patrol. During the patrol Iraqis mingled with the locals and attempted to give something to every child who asked for something but ran out of prizes before the patrol was complete. Iraqi patrols are becoming commonplace in many areas of the Al Anbar province as U.S. forces continue to hand over more area of responsibility to the Iraqi Army. Pic: lLT Robert Shuford
A young Iraqi girl peeks out from her gate as Iraqi soldiers patrol pass her house in Habbaniyah. Iraqi patrols are becoming more common as the Iraqi Army increases its capabilities. Habbaniyah is located between Fallujah and Ramadi and has been a holding spot for many terrorists. Pic: lLT Robert Shuford
An Iraqi soldier passes out pro-military stickers to a local child in the town of Habbaniyah. Patrols by Iraqi soldiers have become more common in many parts of the Al Anbar province as Iraqis work toward independent operations. Patrols like this are conducted daily with Marine advisors assigned to Military Transition Teams who assist Iraqis troops when needed with things like fire support and logistics. Pic: 1LT Robert Shuford)
Iraqi soldiers joke around with their Marine advisor, Capt. Jonathan Bonar, before stepping off on a patrol though the town of Habbaniyah. Marines like Bonar are assigned to Military Transition Teams, or MiTTs, and are responsible for advising and training Iraqi soldiers who they live and operate with. A typical MiTT has 10-15 U.S. service members deployed for a year and are part of the U.S. effort to create an independent Iraqi army. Pic: 1LT Robert Shuford
04 May 2006
02 May 2006
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