• BAGHDAD - One of the largest bulldozers in the military arsenal, the D-9, being driven by Command Sgt. Maj. Joe Major of the 225th Engineer Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, pushes debris around Sather Airbase, located on Victory Base Complex, April 27. U.S. engineers, with the assistance of the Government of Iraq, plan to expand the facilities at the Sather Airbase to handle the projected increase of commercial air traffic in the upcoming years.

    BAGHDAD - One of the largest bulldozers in the...

    BAGHDAD - One of the largest bulldozers in the military arsenal, the D-9, being driven by Command Sgt. Maj. Joe Major of the 225th Engineer Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, pushes debris around Sather Airbase, located on Victory Base Complex, April 27...

  • BAGHDAD - Six foot, two inch Ventress, La. Native, Command Sgt. Maj. Joe Major (left,) from the 225th Engineer Brigade, stands in front of the 14-foot wide blade attached to the military D-9 Bulldozer with Pfc. Eric Salinas (right), a member of the 46th Eng. Combat Battalion (Heavy), 225th Eng. Bde., 1st Cavalry Division. Salinas, from Victoria, Texas, showed Major how to operate the large piece of machinery while clearing debris around Sather Airbase on Victory Base Complex April 27.  "I have driven a lot of dozers in my time," said Major who has more than 30-years in the National Guard. "Like the D-7 and D-8, but nothing as big as the D-9. It was an experience."

    BAGHDAD - Six foot, two inch Ventress, La...

    BAGHDAD - Six foot, two inch Ventress, La. Native, Command Sgt. Maj. Joe Major (left,) from the 225th Engineer Brigade, stands in front of the 14-foot wide blade attached to the military D-9 Bulldozer with Pfc. Eric Salinas (right), a member of the...

  • BAGHDAD - One of the largest bulldozers in the military arsenal, the D-9, driven by Command Sgt. Maj. Joe Major of the 225th Engineer Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, pushes debris around Sather Airbase, located on Victory Base Complex, April 27. U.S. engineers, with the assistance of the Government of Iraq, plans to expand the facilities at Sather Airbase to handle the projected increase of commercial air traffic in the upcoming years.

    BAGHDAD - One of the largest bulldozers in the...

    BAGHDAD - One of the largest bulldozers in the military arsenal, the D-9, driven by Command Sgt. Maj. Joe Major of the 225th Engineer Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, pushes debris around Sather Airbase, located on Victory Base Complex, April 27. U.S...

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