• BAGHDAD - Sgt. 1st Class Cary Hathcock (left), a native of Albemarle, N.C., and the operations noncommissioned officer assigned to Company A, 252nd Combined Arms Battalion, 30th Heavy Brigade Combat Team, talks with Command Sgt. Maj. Frank Grippe, the Multi-National Corps-Iraq senior enlisted advisor during a visit at Joint Security Station Doura, here, June 11. "It's pretty cool when you get somebody that high up to come and visit," said Hathcock, who is on his second tour to Iraq. "It's great when they come and visit a JSS this small...I think it helps everybody's morale."

    BAGHDAD - Sgt. 1st Class Cary Hathcock (left)...

    BAGHDAD - Sgt. 1st Class Cary Hathcock (left), a native of Albemarle, N.C., and the operations noncommissioned officer assigned to Company A, 252nd Combined Arms Battalion, 30th Heavy Brigade Combat Team, talks with Command Sgt. Maj. Frank Grippe, the...

  • BAGHDAD - Charlotte, N.C., native, Staff Sgt. Derek Easley (left), a forward observer and an intelligence noncommissioned officer, assigned to Company A, 252nd Combined Arms Battalion, 30th Heavy Brigade Combat Team, gives an intelligence briefing to Command Sgt. Maj. Frank Grippe, the Multi-National Corps-Iraq senior enlisted advisor during a visit at Joint Security Station Doura, here, June 11. "I think it's a big deal when he shows interest in what we do here...when a corps CSM shows interest at the company level," explained Easley.

    BAGHDAD - Charlotte, N.C., native, Staff Sgt...

    BAGHDAD - Charlotte, N.C., native, Staff Sgt. Derek Easley (left), a forward observer and an intelligence noncommissioned officer, assigned to Company A, 252nd Combined Arms Battalion, 30th Heavy Brigade Combat Team, gives an intelligence briefing to...

  • BAGHDAD - While inspecting force protection and quality of life standards at Joint Security Station Doura, here, June 11, 1st Sgt. Michael Hatley (left), an infantryman from Hope Mills, N.C., assigned to Company A, 252nd Combined Arms Battalion, 30th Heavy Brigade Combat Team, shows Command Sgt. Maj. Frank Grippe, the Multi-National Corps-Iraq senior enlisted advisor, around. "They're checking on security and the well-being of the troops," said Hatley. "These visits mean they're taking an interest in our troops."

    BAGHDAD - While inspecting force protection and...

    BAGHDAD - While inspecting force protection and quality of life standards at Joint Security Station Doura, here, June 11, 1st Sgt. Michael Hatley (left), an infantryman from Hope Mills, N.C., assigned to Company A, 252nd Combined Arms Battalion, 30th...

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