• BAGHDAD - Captain Timothy Iannacone (right), the commander of Company B, 3rd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division, hands the final paperwork to Sameer Al-Haddad (left), Secretariat of Receivership for the Government of lraq April 30, transferring control of Joint Security Station Ur from the U.S. to Iraqi Security Forces. Iannacone said he was impressed with the Iraqi Army unit's proficiency and that they have shown they are prepared to take over security of the surrounding area. (U.S. Army photo by Pvt. Emily Knitter, 1 AAB, 3ID PAO, USD-C)

    The final paperwork

    BAGHDAD - Captain Timothy Iannacone (right), the commander of Company B, 3rd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division, hands the final paperwork to Sameer Al-Haddad (left), Secretariat of Receivership for the Government of lraq April 30...

  • BAGHDAD - Sameer Al-Haddad, Secretariat of Receivership for the Government of lraq, talks to Iraqi Army Soldiers April 30 after a ceremony transferring Joint Security Station Ur from U.S. to Iraqi control. The JSS had previously been used jointly by Soldiers of 3rd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division, and Soldiers of 2nd Bn., 44th Brigade, 11th Iraqi Army Div. The four-month partnership between the forces was geared for this day, as the Iraqi Security Forces now continue operations on their own. (U.S. Army photo by Pvt. Emily Knitter, 1 AAB, 3ID PAO, USD-C)

    Talking to Iraqi Army Soldiers

    BAGHDAD - Sameer Al-Haddad, Secretariat of Receivership for the Government of lraq, talks to Iraqi Army Soldiers April 30 after a ceremony transferring Joint Security Station Ur from U.S. to Iraqi control. The JSS had previously been used jointly by...

  • BAGHDAD - A Soldier assigned to 3rd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division, walks across the barren ground of Joint Security Station Ur after American forces transferred control of the base to Iraqi Security Forces in a ceremony April 30. The JSS was previously inhabited by Soldiers of 3/69 AR and Soldiers of the 2nd Bn., 44th Brigade, 11th Iraqi Army Div., but will now be solely under control of the Iraqi forces. (U.S. Army photo by Pvt. Emily Knitter, 1 AAB, 3ID PAO, USD-C)

    Barren ground

    BAGHDAD - A Soldier assigned to 3rd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division, walks across the barren ground of Joint Security Station Ur after American forces transferred control of the base to Iraqi Security Forces in a ceremony April...

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