30 January 2008

Two Iraqi men stand by and watch as U.S. Army Soldiers, from Alpha Company, 489th Civil Affairs Battalion, attached to Baker Company Commander, 1-15 Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, write down a shop owner's information before giving him a application for a $2,500 micro grant to help him re-established his shop in Al Ja'ara, Iraq.
Pic: SGT Timothy Kingston

1LT Nick Piergallini, center, a native of Easton, Pa., who serves as a platoon leader with 1st Platoon, Company D, 1st Combined Arms Battalion, 68th Armor Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Multi-National Division - Baghdad, currently attached to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1-68 AR, and CPT Enardo Collazo, right, a Salinas, Puerto Rico, native, who is the commander of HHC, 1-68 AR, discuss the day's mission with Sheik Emad Abdul-Settar Muhammad, the senior sheik for the village of Fahama, in the street outside his home. Silver Lion Soldiers escorted a truck filled with empty propane tanks from the villages of Fahama and Gumayrah to the nearby town of Boob Al Sham to exchange for full tanks.
Pic: PFC April Campbell

23 January 2008

SSG Roberson, from C Company, 492nd Civil Affairs Battalion, surveys the Al-Ghazaly Electrical Service Station which provides power to the 143 residents of Muhallah, Iraq, in east Baghdad, Iraq, during an area patrol. Routine patrols and checkups on utility stations such as this help provide consistently reliable services to Iraqis.
Pic: SPC Nicholas Hernandez

The second aircraft of the medical evacuation flight sits in a field as seen through the windshield of the first aircraft during a mission to rescue Soldiers injured in an attack.
PIc: SFC Thomas Mills

Soldier from the 789th Ordnance Company prepares a cache of 120 mm mortars for a controlled detonation near Jisr Diyala, Iraq.
Pic: SGT Natalie Rostek

11 January 2008

SFC Michael Bright, 2nd platoon, 224th Engineers, Oregon Army National Guard platoon sergeant, discusses the details of culvert construction and repair with an unarmored Hyex, one of the many engineer duties his unit conducts in Iraq, Pic: 1LT Stephen Bomar

A retired teacher and lifetime beekeeper shows citizens of Diyala his honey products at the Diyala Honey Festival in Baqubah, Iraq.
Pic: 1LT Stephen Bomar

An RQ7B Shadow 200 is launched into the skies over the Multi-national Division Baghdad operational area at the Camp Taji, Iraq, launch and recovery site. Shadows are the primary type of unmanned aerial vehicles used at the brigade level in the Baghdad area of operations.
PIc: PFC April Campbell

SPC Mark Parrish, left, an unmanned aerial systems mechanic, and SSG Terry Rust, maintenance noncommissioned officer in charge, both with the 4th Infantry Division's UAS Platoon, Company A, 3rd Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, attached to Company G, Task Force 12, prepare an RQ7B Shadow 200 to be launched at the launch and recovery site at Camp Taji, Iraq. (
Pic: PFC April Campbell

From left) LTC John Chadbourne, PFC Heidi Gregory, SPC Ernesto Garcia and CSM Harry Jeffries pose in front of the newly-painted sign in front of the 703rd Brigade Support Battalion headquarters at Forward Operating Base Kalsu, Iraq.

PFC Gregory signs her name on the newly-painted sign in front of the 703rd Brigade Support Battalion headquarters at Forward Operating Base Kalsu, Iraq. Heidi Gregory was one of two Soldiers who worked nights to complete the sign.

An Iraqi army soldier breaks through concrete as part of a demonstration of martial arts skills at the 87th anniversary of the Iraqi army during a cereremony at the 2nd Brigade, 8th Iraqi Army Division’s base in Hillah.
Pic: PFC Amanda Mcbride

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