• Sgt. Michael Eichmann, a military policeman from El Paso, Texas, assigned to the 591st Military Police Company "Spartans," 93rd MP Battalion, 8th MP Brigade, guards an outer cordon of a market opening in Abu Ghraib here, April 29. The Spartans work closely with their Iraqi Police counterparts on missions similar to this one every day. "We help them with supply issues, setting up an arms room, help their leaders become better leaders, make sure they're taking care of their people and helping them with force protection, to name a few things," said Eichmann.

    Sgt. Michael Eichmann, a military policeman...

    Sgt. Michael Eichmann, a military policeman from El Paso, Texas, assigned to the 591st Military Police Company "Spartans," 93rd MP Battalion, 8th MP Brigade, guards an outer cordon of a market opening in Abu Ghraib here, April 29. The Spartans work...

  • BAGHDAD - Brookings, S.D. native, Sgt. Justin Haugen, a military policeman team leader assigned to the 591st MP Company "Spartans," 93rd MP Bn., 8th MP Bde., takes the perimeter of a cordon for a new market opening in Abu Ghraib here, April 29. The Spartans' mission was to provide security during the opening ceremony along with their Iraqi Police counterparts from three different IP Stations in the area. The site of the previous market was notorious for crimes against Coalition forces along a main route in western Baghdad; the market was moved and reopened in a safer location April 29.

    BAGHDAD - Brookings, S.D. native, Sgt. Justin...

    BAGHDAD - Brookings, S.D. native, Sgt. Justin Haugen, a military policeman team leader assigned to the 591st MP Company "Spartans," 93rd MP Bn., 8th MP Bde., takes the perimeter of a cordon for a new market opening in Abu Ghraib here, April 29. The...

  • BAGHDAD - Staff Sgt. Marc Paugh, a military policeman from Dunkirk, Ohio, assigned to the 591st MP Company "Spartans," 93rd MP Battalion, 8th MP Brigade, stands guard behind a fence during an opening ceremony for a market opening in Abu Ghraib here, April 29. The Iraqi Police work seamlessly with the Spartans and have built personal relationships with their counterparts, added Paugh, once a civilian law enforcement officer.

    BAGHDAD - Staff Sgt. Marc Paugh, a military...

    BAGHDAD - Staff Sgt. Marc Paugh, a military policeman from Dunkirk, Ohio, assigned to the 591st MP Company "Spartans," 93rd MP Battalion, 8th MP Brigade, stands guard behind a fence during an opening ceremony for a market opening in Abu Ghraib here...

  • BAGHDAD - Pfc. Lee Mickelson, a military policeman and gunner, who hails from Enning, S.D., assigned to the 591st MP Company "Spartans," 93rd MP Battalion, 8th MP Brigade, mans the .50 caliber machine gun providing over watch for his fellow Spartans and Iraqi Security Forces during the grand opening of a market in Abu Ghraib here, April 29.

    BAGHDAD - Pfc. Lee Mickelson, a military...

    BAGHDAD - Pfc. Lee Mickelson, a military policeman and gunner, who hails from Enning, S.D., assigned to the 591st MP Company "Spartans," 93rd MP Battalion, 8th MP Brigade, mans the .50 caliber machine gun providing over watch for his fellow Spartans...

  • BAGHDAD - Sgt. Justin Haugen (left), a Brookings, S.D. native and military policeman team leader and Staff Sgt. Marc Paugh (right), a military policeman and native of Dunkirk, Ohio, both assigned to the 591st MP Company "Spartans," 93rd MP Battalion, 8th MP Brigade, discuss the plan on where to set up security to guard an outer cordon of a market opening in Abu Ghraib here, April 29.

    BAGHDAD - Sgt. Justin Haugen (left), a...

    BAGHDAD - Sgt. Justin Haugen (left), a Brookings, S.D. native and military policeman team leader and Staff Sgt. Marc Paugh (right), a military policeman and native of Dunkirk, Ohio, both assigned to the 591st MP Company "Spartans," 93rd MP Battalion...

  • BAGHDAD - Sgt. Justin Haugen, a team leader and military policeman from Brookings, S.D., assigned to the 591st MP Company "Spartans," 93rd MP Battalion, 8th MP Brigade, guards an outer cordon of a market opening in Abu Ghraib here, April 29. Haugen has been in the military for almost 10 years, deployed four times and visited ten countries. "I enjoy seeing the difference that we make," explained Haugen.

    BAGHDAD - Sgt. Justin Haugen, a team leader and...

    BAGHDAD - Sgt. Justin Haugen, a team leader and military policeman from Brookings, S.D., assigned to the 591st MP Company "Spartans," 93rd MP Battalion, 8th MP Brigade, guards an outer cordon of a market opening in Abu Ghraib here, April 29. Haugen has...

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