• Col. Matthew Lopez, commander of Marine Regimental Combat Team 6, center, introduces the Karmah education inspector to Col. Mark Stammer, commander of 1st Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division (Advise and Assist), at the opening of the Karmah School for Girls, Sept. 9, 2009,in  Karmah, Iraq. Stammer's brigade of paratroopers is continuing the Marine's partnerships with Iraqi security forces, sheiks, and local and provincial officials to ensure that school and water projects begun in Karmah continue to completion.

    Joint Readiness Training Center to Iraq: 82nd advises, assists

    Col. Matthew Lopez, commander of Marine Regimental Combat Team 6, center, introduces the Karmah education inspector to Col. Mark Stammer, commander of 1st Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division (Advise and Assist), at the opening of the Karmah School for...

  • U.S. and Iraqi artillerymen train on American 105mm howitzers during partnered live-fire training Feb. 21, 2010, at Al Asad Air Base, Iraq. The Americans are paratroopers with 3rd Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division (Advise and Assist), and the Iraqis are soldiers with the 7th Iraqi Division.

    Joint Readiness Training Center to Iraq: 82nd advises, assists

    U.S. and Iraqi artillerymen train on American 105mm howitzers during partnered live-fire training Feb. 21, 2010, at Al Asad Air Base, Iraq. The Americans are paratroopers with 3rd Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade, 82nd...

  • Staff Sgt. George Richards, right, a platoon fire direction chief with 3rd Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division (Advise and Assist), describes to an Iraqi 7th Division army captain through an interpreter how to translate data from a forward observer into "gun talk" of deflection and quadrant for the gunners Feb. 21, 2010, at Al Asad Air Base, Iraq. Iraqi and U.S. forces were training on American 105mm howitzers.

    Joint Readiness Training Center to Iraq: 82nd advises, assists

    Staff Sgt. George Richards, right, a platoon fire direction chief with 3rd Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division (Advise and Assist), describes to an Iraqi 7th Division army captain through an...

  • A platoon leader with Company D, 2nd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, left, checks a map during a room-clearing operation at night for which his platoon is playing a supporting role to Iraqi army troops during a training exercise at the Joint Readiness Training Center on Fort Polk, La., in May of 2009. Paratroopers discover the challenges associated with working with a non-English-speaking army.

    Joint Readiness Training Center to Iraq: 82nd advises, assists

    A platoon leader with Company D, 2nd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, left, checks a map during a room-clearing operation at night for which his platoon is playing a supporting role to Iraqi...

  • A mortar crew with Mortar Platoon, Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, operate a 81mm mortar for the brigade's 'Walk and Shoot,' a live-fire exercise to train platoon leaders and forward observers of the brigade's maneuver battalions on an artillery range at Fort Bragg, N.C., June 9-11, 2009. Artillery elements also fired live rounds a month earlier at the Fort Polk, La., Joint Readiness Training Center.

    Joint Readiness Training Center to Iraq: 82nd advises, assists

    A mortar crew with Mortar Platoon, Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, operate a 81mm mortar for the brigade's 'Walk and Shoot,' a live-fire exercise to train platoon...

  • 1st Lt. Pat Barone, foreground, a platoon leader, and Sgt. Daryl Appling, both with Company D, 1st Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division (Advise and Assist), explain to Iraqi Department of Border Enforcement soldiers how to conduct tactical patrols at night along the Iraqi-Syrian border Dec. 9, 2009. At rear is an Iraqi soldier and an interpreter.

    Joint Readiness Training Center to Iraq: 82nd advises, assists

    1st Lt. Pat Barone, foreground, a platoon leader, and Sgt. Daryl Appling, both with Company D, 1st Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division (Advise and Assist), explain to Iraqi Department of Border Enforcement...

  • A medic with Company D, 2nd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, waits for orders as company leadership assesses the next step in a night mission supporting role-playing Iraqi army troops during a training exercise at the Joint Readiness Training Center on Fort Polk, La., in May of 2009. U.S. forces often have an advantage over their foes due to their night-vision optics.

    Joint Readiness Training Center to Iraq: 82nd advises, assists

    A medic with Company D, 2nd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, waits for orders as company leadership assesses the next step in a night mission supporting role-playing Iraqi army troops during...

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