• CONTINGENCY OPERATING LOCATION Q-WEST, Iraq - Mississippi Guardsmen share a feast of curried rice and lamb with senior leaders of the Iraqi Army's 26th Brigade on the lift station dock of the Al Qayyarah pump house, Dec. 29. The Mississippians serve with A Company, 2nd Battalion, 198th Combined Arms, 155th Brigade Combat Team, out of Hernando, Miss., the force protection element for Contingency Operating Location Q-West providing security for all missions to the pump house, which supplies potable water to the base. Pictured at the head table wearing a black leather jacket is Col. Hussein Abbas, commander of the 26th Brigade.

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    CONTINGENCY OPERATING LOCATION Q-WEST, Iraq - Mississippi Guardsmen share a feast of curried rice and lamb with senior leaders of the Iraqi Army's 26th Brigade on the lift station dock of the Al Qayyarah pump house, Dec. 29. The Mississippians serve...

  • CONTINGENCY OPERATING LOCATION Q-WEST, Iraq - Staff Sgt. Jonathan C. Love, a squad leader from Southaven, Miss., scans the rooftops of Al-Qayyarah during a visit to the filtration plant pumping water to Contingency Operating Location Q-West, Dec. 27. Love serves with A Company, 2nd Battalion, 198th Combined Arms, 155th Brigade Combat Team, out of Hernando, Miss. The force protection company for Q-West, A Company provides security for all missions to the pump house and filtration plant supplying potable water for the base.

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    CONTINGENCY OPERATING LOCATION Q-WEST, Iraq - Staff Sgt. Jonathan C. Love, a squad leader from Southaven, Miss., scans the rooftops of Al-Qayyarah during a visit to the filtration plant pumping water to Contingency Operating Location Q-West, Dec. 27...

  • CONTINGENCY OPERATING LOCATION Q-WEST, Iraq - Staff Sgt. Jonathan C. Love, a squad leader from Southaven, Miss., scans the rooftops of Al-Qayyarah during a visit to the filtration plant pumping water to Contingency Operating Location Q-West, Dec. 27. Love serves with A Company, 2nd Battalion, 198th Combined Arms, 155th Brigade Combat Team, out of Hernando, Miss. The force protection company for Q-West, A Company provides security for all missions to the pump house and filtration plant supplying potable water for the base.

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    CONTINGENCY OPERATING LOCATION Q-WEST, Iraq - Staff Sgt. Jonathan C. Love, a squad leader from Southaven, Miss., scans the rooftops of Al-Qayyarah during a visit to the filtration plant pumping water to Contingency Operating Location Q-West, Dec. 27...

  • CONTINGENCY OPERATING LOCATION Q-WEST, Iraq - A Soldier serving with 1st Battalion, 64th Armor offers a biscuit to a sheep in an effort to coax the ewe out of the Al-Qayyarah pump house compound Dec. 30.  The animal scurried into the gate when the Soldier's gun trucks arrived during a joint patrol with elements of the Iraqi Army's 26th Brigade.

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    CONTINGENCY OPERATING LOCATION Q-WEST, Iraq - A Soldier serving with 1st Battalion, 64th Armor offers a biscuit to a sheep in an effort to coax the ewe out of the Al-Qayyarah pump house compound Dec. 30. The animal scurried into the gate when the...

  • CONTINGENCY OPERATING LOCATION Q-WEST, Iraq - Cpl. Terry B. Nolan, a gunner from Horn Lake, Miss., stands on the bank of the Tigris River during a security mission to the Al-Qayyarah pump house Dec. 29. Nolan serves with A Company, 2nd Battalion, 198th Combined Arms, 155th Brigade Combat Team, out of Hernando, Miss. The force protection company for Q-West, A Company provides security for all missions to the pump house and filtration plant potable supplying water to base.

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    CONTINGENCY OPERATING LOCATION Q-WEST, Iraq - Cpl. Terry B. Nolan, a gunner from Horn Lake, Miss., stands on the bank of the Tigris River during a security mission to the Al-Qayyarah pump house Dec. 29. Nolan serves with A Company, 2nd Battalion, 198th...

  • CONTINGENCY OPERATING LOCATION Q-WEST, Iraq - Discarded soda cans and a paint can lie along the western bank of the Tigris River near the Al-Qayyarah pump house Dec. 30. One of the things that impresses Ali Kaif Hussein, manager of the pump house, about U.S. Army forces with whom he works is their cleanliness, he said Dec. 30. "Before the U.S. Soldiers leave, they always clean up the area," he said through an interpreter. "They do not leave their trash behind, even the cigarette butts. I think this is a very good practice. It keeps away trash and disease and it helps with security, making it harder for insurgents to know their habits," said Hussein, a former captain in the Iraqi Army.

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    CONTINGENCY OPERATING LOCATION Q-WEST, Iraq - Discarded soda cans and a paint can lie along the western bank of the Tigris River near the Al-Qayyarah pump house Dec. 30. One of the things that impresses Ali Kaif Hussein, manager of the pump house...

  • CONTINGENCY OPERATING LOCATION Q-WEST, Iraq - Sgt. Clarence M. Myers (left), a supply noncommissioned officer in charge from Carrollton, Miss., and Spec. Andreka L. Mormon, an acting supply specialist, inventory and pack .50 cal. machine guns in the company area at Contingency Operating Location Q-West, during a final excess equipment turn-in push Jan. 5. Both men serve with B Company, 2nd Battalion, 198th Combined Arms, 155th Brigade Combat Team, out of Greenwood, Miss. A mechanized infantry unit, B Company runs convoy security missions to bases across

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    CONTINGENCY OPERATING LOCATION Q-WEST, Iraq - Sgt. Clarence M. Myers (left), a supply noncommissioned officer in charge from Carrollton, Miss., and Spec. Andreka L. Mormon, an acting supply specialist, inventory and pack .50 cal. machine guns in the...

  • CONTINGENCY OPERATING LOCATION Q-WEST, Iraq - Sgt. Clarence M. Myers, a supply noncommissioned officer in charge from Carrollton, Miss., lugs a .50 cal. machine gun into a packing crate in the company area at Contingency Operating Location Q-West, during a final excess equipment turn-in push Jan. 5. Myers serves with B Company, 2nd Battalion, 198th Combined Arms, 155th Brigade Combat Team, out of Greenwood, Miss. A mechanized infantry unit, B Company runs convoy security missions to bases across northern Iraq.

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    CONTINGENCY OPERATING LOCATION Q-WEST, Iraq - Sgt. Clarence M. Myers, a supply noncommissioned officer in charge from Carrollton, Miss., lugs a .50 cal. machine gun into a packing crate in the company area at Contingency Operating Location Q-West...

  • CONTINGENCY OPERATING LOCATION Q-WEST, Iraq - Staff Sgt. Wesley N. Page (left), a gun truck commander from Starkville, Miss., consults with Staff Sgt. David W. Cantrell, a convoy commander from Madison, Miss., during a quality assurance / quality control inspection in the company motor pool Jan. 5. Both men serve with B Company, 2nd Battalion, 198th Combined Arms, 155th Brigade Combat Team, out of Greenwood, Miss. A mechanized infantry unit, B Company runs convoy security missions to bases across northern Iraq.

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    CONTINGENCY OPERATING LOCATION Q-WEST, Iraq - Staff Sgt. Wesley N. Page (left), a gun truck commander from Starkville, Miss., consults with Staff Sgt. David W. Cantrell, a convoy commander from Madison, Miss., during a quality assurance / quality...

  • CONTINGENCY OPERATING LOCATION Q-WEST, Iraq - Pfc. Ivory D. Lynch, a mechanic from Oxford, Miss., checks a gun truck motor for deficiencies during a quality assurance / quality control inspection in the company motor pool Jan. 5. Lynch serves with B Company, 2nd Battalion, 198th Combined Arms, 155th Brigade Combat Team, out of Greenwood, Miss. A mechanized infantry unit, B Company runs convoy security missions to bases across northern Iraq.

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    CONTINGENCY OPERATING LOCATION Q-WEST, Iraq - Pfc. Ivory D. Lynch, a mechanic from Oxford, Miss., checks a gun truck motor for deficiencies during a quality assurance / quality control inspection in the company motor pool Jan. 5. Lynch serves with B...

  • CONTINGENCY OPERATING LOCATION Q-WEST, Iraq - Spec. Richard M. Webb, a driver from Pickens, Miss., checks the oil of his Mine-Resistant, Ambush-Protected gun truck during a during a quality assurance / quality control inspection in the company motor pool Jan. 5. Webb serves with B Company, 2nd Battalion, 198th Combined Arms, 155th Brigade Combat Team, out of Greenwood, Miss. A mechanized infantry unit, B Company runs convoy security missions to bases across northern Iraq.

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    CONTINGENCY OPERATING LOCATION Q-WEST, Iraq - Spec. Richard M. Webb, a driver from Pickens, Miss., checks the oil of his Mine-Resistant, Ambush-Protected gun truck during a during a quality assurance / quality control inspection in the company motor...

  • CONTINGENCY OPERATING LOCATION Q-WEST, Iraq - Capt. Drew Clark, a company commander from Madison, Miss., places specialist rank on Pfc. Michael Murtagh, an entry control point guard from Pickens, Miss., during a promotion ceremony in the company area at Contingency Operating Location Q-West, Jan. 5. Murtagh serves with A Company, 2nd Battalion, 198th Combined Arms, 155th Brigade Combat Team, out of Hernando, Miss.

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    CONTINGENCY OPERATING LOCATION Q-WEST, Iraq - Capt. Drew Clark, a company commander from Madison, Miss., places specialist rank on Pfc. Michael Murtagh, an entry control point guard from Pickens, Miss., during a promotion ceremony in the company area...

  • CONTINGENCY OPERATING LOCATION Q-WEST, Iraq - Capt. Drew Clark, a company commander from Madison, Miss., places corporal stripes on Spec. Michael J. Hawkins, a gun truck driver from Olive Branch, Miss., during a promotion ceremony in the company area at Contingency Operating Location Q-West, Jan. 5. Hawkins, serving his second tour in Iraq, belongs to 2nd Platoon, A Company, 2nd Battalion, 198th Combined Arms, 155th Brigade Combat Team, out of Hernando, Miss.

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    CONTINGENCY OPERATING LOCATION Q-WEST, Iraq - Capt. Drew Clark, a company commander from Madison, Miss., places corporal stripes on Spec. Michael J. Hawkins, a gun truck driver from Olive Branch, Miss., during a promotion ceremony in the company area...

  • CONTINGENCY OPERATING LOCATION Q-WEST, Iraq - Capt. Drew Clark, a company commander from Madison, Miss., returns the salute of newly promoted Sgt. Russell R. Rippy, assistant sergeant of the guard for the North Entry Control Point, during a promotion ceremony in the company area at Contingency Operating Location Q-West, Jan. 5. Rippy serves with A Company, 2nd Battalion, 198th Combined Arms, 155th Brigade Combat Team, out of Hernando, Miss.

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    CONTINGENCY OPERATING LOCATION Q-WEST, Iraq - Capt. Drew Clark, a company commander from Madison, Miss., returns the salute of newly promoted Sgt. Russell R. Rippy, assistant sergeant of the guard for the North Entry Control Point, during a promotion...

  • CONTINGENCY OPERATING LOCATION Q-WEST, Iraq - Capt. Drew Clark, a company commander from Madison, Miss., promotes Sgt. Julia R. Goins, a senior medic and native of Jackson, Miss., to staff sergeant during a promotion ceremony in the company area at Contingency Operating Location Q-West, Jan. 5. Goins serves with A Company, 2nd Battalion, 198th Combined Arms, 155th Brigade Combat Team, out of Hernando, Miss.

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    CONTINGENCY OPERATING LOCATION Q-WEST, Iraq - Capt. Drew Clark, a company commander from Madison, Miss., promotes Sgt. Julia R. Goins, a senior medic and native of Jackson, Miss., to staff sergeant during a promotion ceremony in the company area at...

  • CONTINGENCY OPERATING LOCATION Q-WEST, Iraq - The city of Al Qayyarah at sunset, seen from a guard tower at the Al Qayyarah pump house during a maintenance mission Dec. 30. The pump house supplies potable water to Contingency Operating Location Q-West as well as to local villages. The sheep in the foreground belong to the farmer who owns the fields along the Tigris River on which the pump house is situated.

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    CONTINGENCY OPERATING LOCATION Q-WEST, Iraq - The city of Al Qayyarah at sunset, seen from a guard tower at the Al Qayyarah pump house during a maintenance mission Dec. 30. The pump house supplies potable water to Contingency Operating Location Q-West...

  • CONTINGENCY OPERATING LOCATION Q-WEST, Iraq - Capt. Drew Clark (center, with gloves), commander of A Company, 2nd Battalion, 198th Combined Arms from Hernando, Miss., speaks through his interpreter to Iraqi Army 1st Lt. Salah Joad (facing, in beret), commander of 1st Company, 2nd Battalion, 26th Brigade at the Al-Qayyarah pump house Dec. 30. Clark, a Madison, Miss., native, commands the force protection company for Contingency Operating Base, including all missions to the pump house, and the Soldiers of A Company work closely with the Iraqi soldiers who secure the pump house.

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    CONTINGENCY OPERATING LOCATION Q-WEST, Iraq - Capt. Drew Clark (center, with gloves), commander of A Company, 2nd Battalion, 198th Combined Arms from Hernando, Miss., speaks through his interpreter to Iraqi Army 1st Lt. Salah Joad (facing, in beret)...

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