29 December 2007

Pfc. Kevin Smith of Los Angeles, with 2nd Platoon, Company C, 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), talks with Iraqi children at their home in Iskandariyah, Iraq.
Pic: SGT James Hunter

Policemen with the Iraqi national police display collected munitions after a tip led to the discovery of an old cache near the city of Tameem, Iraq. The INP delivered the unusable, but still deadly, cache to the 3rd Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, to be catalogued and destroyed.

Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Bridget Ellison, Multi-National Security Transition Command – Iraq, carries a box of school supplies into a Baghdad elementary school. Ellison and others from the command distributed school supplies, toys and candy to Iraqi schoolchildren.

Pic: SSG Christopher Frost

Kirkurk police academy recruits march in platoons numbering around 50 to various stations where they will conduct two hours of calisthenics daily.
Pic SSG Margaret Nelson

After talking to a local tribal sheik about reopening a bridge, Soldiers from Company A, 2nd ‘Lancer’ Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment and Headquarters Company, 2nd “Stallion” Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment walk past a bridge during a patrol. Pictured in the foreground are Co. A infantrymen, Irving, Texas native Cpl. Allen Doggett (center) and Spc. Juan Ramirez (right) of Shafter, Calif.
Pic: SSG Jon Cupp

Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Robert Sanders and his fellow Marines prepare to greet some of the local people in Sin Adh Dhibban, Iraq. Sanders spent much of his upbringing in Iran, Saudi Arabia and Egypt, learning the language and ways of the Arabic people. He now uses that knowledge while on missions with Battery K, 1st Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment.
Pic: Cpl. Thomas J. Griffith)

13 December 2007

With the sun already set over Camp Liberty, Iraq, SSG James Ausmann, platoon sergeant and native of Pulaski, Va., with Headquarters Platoon, Company A, 1st Battalion, 64th Armor Regiment, attached to the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), reads a letter from his wife prior to moving out to Joint Security Station Adil Mall.
Pic: SGT James Hunter

Country music star and former American Idol contestant Kellie Pickler shares the stage with PVT Andrea Mixon, 703rd Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga., during Kellie’s hit “Red High Heels”. Pickler visited Forward Operating Base Kalsu, to help boost Soldier morale by singing six of her songs.
Pic: SGT Kevin Stabinsky

SPC James Turpin of Bravo Company, 2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division searches a shelf for possible hidden contraband during an intel-driven raid located in Mosul, Iraq.
Pic: Airman 1st Class Christopher Hubenthal

An Iraqi boy in southern Baghdad's Doura Market takes time to talk with 1st Lt. Eric Fiedler, a team leader with Company A, 450th Civil Affairs Battalion from Washington, D.C. The company operates in southern Baghdad attached to the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, which deployed to Iraq from Fort Riley, Kan.
Pic: PFC Nathaniel Smith

After dining, a tribal sheik (right) pauses to count his prayer beads while looking around at the gathering of his fellow sheiks during a reconciliation meeting in Assiriyah, Iraq.
Pic: SSG Jon Cupp

Mushen Nasser, mayor of the Mada’in Qada, cuts the ribbon during a ceremony to open the new health clinic in Wahida, Iraq. Council members and village sheiks applaud the opening.
Pic: SGT Natalie Rostek

Capt. Aaron Wilson, from Watertown, N.Y., 203rd Brigade Support Battalion surgeon, checks a baby’s chest for wheezing during a free medical operation in Wahida, Iraq. Pic: SGT Natalie Rostek

Capt. Se Young Um, from El Paso, Texas, a pediatrician in the 203rd Brigade Support Battalion, checks a baby from head to toe during a free medical operation in Wahida, Iraq.
Pic: SGT Natalie Rostek

SSG Sean Sanders, from Philadelphia, 489th Civil Affairs Battalion, currently attached to the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, hands shampoo to citizens of Wahida, Iraq, after a free medical operation.
Pic: SGT Natalie Rostek

A computer instructor (left) teaches boys ages 11 to early teens how to use a computer during a computer literacy course at the community center in Assiriyah, Iraq.

U.S. Army Soldiers attached to the 2nd Division Military Transition Team, patrol the streets of Mosul, Iraq. The U.S. Soldiers of the 2nd Division MiTT team work side by side with the Iraqi army, assisting and advising them on the fight against the insurgency.
Pic: SPC Kieran Cuddihy

01 December 2007

Soldier from the 1BCT, 101st ABN DIV (AA) takes a defensive kneeling position while conducting night security patrol.

Pic: SFC Kevin Doheny

Soldier from the 1BCT, 101st ABN DIV (AA)
on night security enters a room searching for suspect terrorists.

Pic: SFC SFC Kevin Doheny

SP4 Lee, 1BCT, 101st ABN DIV (AA)

Pic: SFC Kevin Doheny

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