• BAGHDAD - Spc. Megan Bender, a combat medic assigned to the 300th Military Police Company, 91st MP Battalion, 8th MP Brigade, cleans a wound on the arm of Iraqi Police Capt. Hussein Howaish Salume, the training officer assigned to Adamiyah IP Station, during a range qualification at Joint Security Station Shuleik, here, May 21. Bender, a native of Rapids City, S.D., cleaned the minor cut and bandaged it to prevent further infection.

    BAGHDAD - Spc. Megan Bender, a combat medic...

    BAGHDAD - Spc. Megan Bender, a combat medic assigned to the 300th Military Police Company, 91st MP Battalion, 8th MP Brigade, cleans a wound on the arm of Iraqi Police Capt. Hussein Howaish Salume, the training officer assigned to Adamiyah IP Station...

  • BAGHDAD - At Joint Security Station Shuleik, Spc. Megan Bender, a combat medic assigned to the 300th Military Police Company, 91st MP Battalion, 8th MP Brigade, treats a cut on the arm of Iraqi Police Capt. Hussein Howaish Salume, the training officer assigned to Adamiyah IP Station, May 21. "I cleaned the wound and taped it up so it would heal up fine and it wouldn't get infected," said Bender, a native of Rapids City, S.D.

    BAGHDAD - At Joint Security Station Shuleik...

    BAGHDAD - At Joint Security Station Shuleik, Spc. Megan Bender, a combat medic assigned to the 300th Military Police Company, 91st MP Battalion, 8th MP Brigade, treats a cut on the arm of Iraqi Police Capt. Hussein Howaish Salume, the training officer...

  • BAGHDAD - "I love my job and I love helping people out whether they're Americans or Iraqis," said Rapids City, S.D., native Spc. Megan Bender, a combat medic assigned to the 300th Military Police Company, 91st MP Battalion, 8th MP Brigade, as she treats a minor wound on an Iraqi policeman at Joint Security Station Shuleik, here, May 21. Bender and her fellow MPs are on a 15-month tour to Iraq.

    BAGHDAD - "I love my job and I love helping...

    BAGHDAD - "I love my job and I love helping people out whether they're Americans or Iraqis," said Rapids City, S.D., native Spc. Megan Bender, a combat medic assigned to the 300th Military Police Company, 91st MP Battalion, 8th MP Brigade, as she...

  • BAGHDAD - Spc. Megan Bender, a combat medic assigned to the 300th Military Police Company, 91st MP Battalion, 8th MP Brigade, opens up sterile gauze before treating an Iraqi policeman at Joint Security Station Shuleik, here, May 21. "If they [Iraqis] do need medical attention or want a second opinion, then I sometimes do that for them," explained the Rapids City, S.D. native.

    BAGHDAD - Spc. Megan Bender, a combat medic...

    BAGHDAD - Spc. Megan Bender, a combat medic assigned to the 300th Military Police Company, 91st MP Battalion, 8th MP Brigade, opens up sterile gauze before treating an Iraqi policeman at Joint Security Station Shuleik, here, May 21. "If they [Iraqis]...

  • BAGHDAD - Iraqi Police Capt. Hussein Howaish Salume, the training officer assigned to Adamiyah IP Station, receives first aid for a minor wound at Joint Security Station Shuleik, here, May 21, from Spc. Megan Bender (right), a combat medic from Rapids City, S.D., assigned to the 300th Military Police Company, 91st MP Battalion, 8th MP Brigade.  "I've always wanted to do something in the medical field," said Bender who has been in Iraq for 12 months. "I love (being) hands on and the Army gave me the opportunity to do that."

    BAGHDAD - Iraqi Police Capt. Hussein Howaish...

    BAGHDAD - Iraqi Police Capt. Hussein Howaish Salume, the training officer assigned to Adamiyah IP Station, receives first aid for a minor wound at Joint Security Station Shuleik, here, May 21, from Spc. Megan Bender (right), a combat medic from Rapids...

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