SGT Thomas Weaver, right, a native of Buford, S.C., and cavalry scout with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, assigned to the 352nd National Police Transition Team, who works with the 3rd Battalion, 5th Brigade, 2nd Division National Police, and SFC Richard Gregory, left, a cavalry scout with the team and native of Atkinson, N.C., share a laugh during a game of “Spades” between missions at the Joint Security Station Maverick, in Ghazaliya, just west of Baghdad. The team members regularly play “Spades” in their downtime. The games typically get out of hand once the “trash talking” begins, according to SFC Roy Lewis, second from right, a logistics specialist and Charlotte, N.C., native. He added they use it as a way to decompress and to break up the monotony of the day to day grind. The three are joined by Charlotte, N.C., native, MSG Dwayne Heyward, second from left, a medic with the team.
Pic: SPC Benjamin Gable