• TAJI, Iraq - Little Rock, Ark. native Capt. Alex Aquino (center), commander of Battery B, 1st Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, speaks with Lt. Col. Majid Hentan, commander of the al-Wenda Battalion, 6th Bde., 22nd Federal Police Div., about an improvised explosive device in northern Baghdad Aug. 23. "They are very receptive when I offer my help," said Aquino. "They are beginning to lead and it shows they want to be independent."

    TAJI, Iraq - Little Rock, Ark. native Capt...

    TAJI, Iraq - Little Rock, Ark. native Capt. Alex Aquino (center), commander of Battery B, 1st Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, speaks with Lt. Col. Majid Hentan, commander of the al-Wenda...

  • TAJI, Iraq - Fort Myers, Fla. native, Spc. Matthew Medvecky, a medic from Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 1st  Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, scans his sector after hearing small arms fire in the distance in northern Baghdad Aug. 23. "We were prepared and began to take cover," said Crestview, Fla. native, Staff Sgt. Roree Anderson, a platoon sergeant for Btry. B. "Once we took cover, we started scanning our sectors."

    TAJI, Iraq - Fort Myers, Fla. native, Spc...

    TAJI, Iraq - Fort Myers, Fla. native, Spc. Matthew Medvecky, a medic from Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 1st Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, scans his sector after hearing small arms...

  • CAMP TAJI, Iraq - Lt. Col. Majid Hentan (left), commander of the al-Wenda Battalion., 6th Brigade, 22nd Federal Police Division, and Capt. Alex Aquino (center), from Little Rock, Ark., listen closely as Maj. Thamir Jabbar Abid (right), the commander of Hamamiat Iraqi Police Station explains the circumstances surrounding a blast in northern Baghdad Aug. 23. Aquino, the Battery B commander assigned to 1st Bn., 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, and his troopers were the first to respond to the incident and assist the Iraqi Security Forces in securing the area.

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq - Lt. Col. Majid Hentan (left)...

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq - Lt. Col. Majid Hentan (left), commander of the al-Wenda Battalion., 6th Brigade, 22nd Federal Police Division, and Capt. Alex Aquino (center), from Little Rock, Ark., listen closely as Maj. Thamir Jabbar Abid (right), the commander of...

  • TAJI, Iraq - Sgt. Corey Edwards, a truck commander from Gravity, Iowa, assigned to Battery B, 1st Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, provides security at an improvised explosive device blast site in northern Baghdad Aug. 23. Edwards and his fellow troopers were the first U.S. forces to arrive and assist Iraqi Security Forces.

    TAJI, Iraq - Sgt. Corey Edwards, a truck...

    TAJI, Iraq - Sgt. Corey Edwards, a truck commander from Gravity, Iowa, assigned to Battery B, 1st Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, provides security at an improvised explosive device blast site in...

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