First off, Miss USA, Rachel Smith, visited 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne (Air Assault) Soldiers at Contingency Operating Base Speicher, near Tikrit, Iraq, during a United Service Tour event today.
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U.S. Army Capt. Thomas Melton, commander of Alpha Troop, 1st Squadron, 75th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division discusses the day's mission with his counterpart from the 4th Battalion, 1st Brigade, 6th Iraqi Army Division, in Bakariya, Iraq, on Dec. 4.
U.S. Army Capt. Thomas Melton, commander, Alpha Troop, 1st Squadron, 75th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, listens as his interpreter talks to a local during a censing mission in Bakariya, Iraq, on Dec. 4.
An Iraqi soldier from 4th Battalion, 1st Brigade, 6th Iraqi Army Division, frisks locals hired to clean up the neighborhood, prior to their entry to Joint Security Station Thrasher in Gazaliya, Iraq, on Dec. 4. Images: One Two Three Four Five
Iraqi National Police, Troops Patrol Kahdra As Violence Continues to Decrease
BAGHDAD - In Kahdra, troops with Company C, 1st Battalion, 64th Armor Regiment, working and living alongside Iraqi national police with the 1st Battalion, 2nd Brigade, 6th Iraqi National Police, keep in contact with the local citizens through patrols-both mounted and dismounted. [...]
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An M1A12 Tank belonging to Delta Company, 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, attached to the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), convoys out to its security position at an Entry Control Point in Ameriya, Iraq, Dec. 11. (U.S.Army photo/Spc. Charles W. Gill)
Iraqis Step Up at Volunteer Drive
BAGHDAD - Local citizens stepped up to answer their nation's call for a standardized, uniformed police force to be available when their neighbors and fellow Iraqi citizens called for help. [...]
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Iraqi Children Get New Wheelchairs
CAMP STRIKER, Iraq - Fifteen Iraqi children can now get around a little easier, thanks to the new wheelchairs they received at the Radwaniyah Palace Complex Civil-Military Operations Center earlier this month. [...]
Cavalry Troops Patrol Gazaliyah
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Appointment in Samarra
Much like the servant in this short tale told by British author W. Somerset Maugham in 1933, al-Qaida in Iraq has fled Baghdad and other major Iraqi cities in an attempt to escape its fate, and much like the tale's narrator, troopers from the 101st Airborne Division intend to meet them in Samarra.
"No slack" Soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, assumed responsibility of the tumultuous city, Oct. 2007.
These "Screaming Eagle" Soldiers are concentrating their efforts, to provide Samarra's people with the security they need, to reestablish the city as one of Iraq's most treasured destinations and to encourage the city's dwindling economy. [...]
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Military Policemen, Civilian Officers Teach Tactics to Tikrit Police
TIKRIT, Iraq Saladin, a 12th century, Tikrit-born Kurdish political and military leader, for whom the Salah ad Din province is named, is renowned for leading a Muslim resistance against foreign fighters and recaptured territories which were crucial to the people of the Arab world. He is an admired figure within the Muslim culture. [...]
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