January 26, 2007
By Staff Sgt. Bennie Corbett
A curious Iraqi child observes Sgt. Ilhoo Lhondohomoilhoo.
The Iraqi and U.S. Soldiers work as a team in the complex urban environment.
Iraqi security forces on patrol have the advantage of understanding the language and culture; although U.S. Soldiers also receive some of this type of training.
In the crowded marketplace, the Soldiers must be vigilant at all times, while maintaining a benign presence.
Although the military occupational specialty of the U.S. Soldiers is artillery, they are equally adept at foot patrols.
Occasionally, the Soldiers pause to take in their surroundings.
The Iraqi soldiers are from 1st Battalion, 4th Brigade, 6th Iraqi Army Division.
The patrol gives the Iraqi security forces a chance to observe tactics used by the U.S. Soldiers.
The Iraqi security forces are increasingly taking the lead in operations.