February 13, 2007
By Air Force Staff Sgt. JoAnn S. Makinano
The Soldiers are greeted by children at the start of the operation.
2nd Lt. John Arant hands out treats to the children. The Soldiers enjoy interacting with the children and frequently comment that this aspect is one of the most rewarding.
The Soldiers continue their mission through the town, interacting with the people but always keeping on the alert for the unexpected.
Although the mission is humanitarian, the Soldiers spot suspicious activity at a propane distributing station, where IEDs are suspected of being produced. Sgt. Rosario Leotta (right) and Staff Sgt. Mike Rice search a suspected bomb maker. From...