March 30, 2007
By Sgt. Tierney P. Nowland
Staff Sgt. Manuel Sahagun greets an Iraqi Soldier before the operation.
Staff Sgt. Juan Alba, Cpl. Joseph Casiano, Spc. David Tunstall and an Iraqi National Police officer patrol the market area.
Spc. Ismael Gonzalez uses his scope to check for trouble.
Iraqi Soldiers watch for insurgents who might be lurking nearby.
An Iraqi Soldier peers over a gate as the owner prepares to open it for him.
Iraqi Soldiers provide security for fellow Soldiers clearing a house.
Iraqi Soldiers take a quick break in a courtyard during the clearing operation.
The Soldiers finish clearing a house and move to the next one.
Teamwork between U.S. and Iraqi Soldiers is evident throughout the operation.
A U.S. Soldier provides security as Iraqi Soldiers enter a courtyard.
Sgt. Tierney Nowland (the photographer of this slideshow) poses for a picture with Iraqi children during the operation.
Pfc. Jason Kelly and an Iraqi Soldier work side by side.
Iraqi Soldiers prepare to clear a house.
An Iraqi Soldier provides security inside a courtyard.
Staff Sgt. Manuel Sahagun maintains radio contact with his unit.
1st Lt. Matthew DeWitt scans rooftops for snipers.
British Maj. Gen. Gerry Berragan, deputy commander, Multinational Corps - Iraq, visits the Soldiers and asks about the unit's effective use of Stryker vehicles in urban areas.