February 12, 2007
By Air Force Staff Sgt. Stacy L. Pearsall
Sgt. Patrick Miller prepares for the day's mission with some personal hygiene.
There are many rooms to clear and stairs to climb and many other places in Kahn Bani Sahd that will be searched.
An Iraqi soldier takes the lead.
The Soldiers rush a house suspected of harboring terrorists.
Tech. Sgt. Harvey Holt, from the 732nd Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron, and his military working dog assist the Soldiers.
The Soldiers pause for cover at a wall and prepare to move out to their next objective.
Sgt. 1st Class Michael Gibson directs a convoy of M1A2 Abrams tanks down a road in Kahn Bani Sahd.
An Iraqi soldier is seen in the distance walking through Kahn Bani Sahd to form up with his unit.
There is a slight delay in the operation and Spc. Timothy McClellan takes the initiative by warming up with some baseball practice.
Pvt. Michael Points enjoys some sleep following the patrol. Instead of returning to a base, his unit stays at an Army outpost in Kahn Bani Sahd.