• Macedonian Special Forces soldiers from the outgoing Macedonian "Wolves" Team Rotation 9 (right in red berets) prepare to hand the Macedonian national colors to the incoming Macedonian Rangers (left) of Macedonian Team Rotation 10 during a transfer of authority ceremony at Camp Taji, Iraq Dec. 12. The troops from the Macedonian "Wolves" Special Forces Battalion spent a six-month tour in Iraq working alongside the Iraqi Security Forces and U.S. troops from the Fires Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment during joint operations.

    Macedonian Special Forces soldiers from the...

    Macedonian Special Forces soldiers from the outgoing Macedonian "Wolves" Team Rotation 9 (right in red berets) prepare to hand the Macedonian national colors to the incoming Macedonian Rangers (left) of Macedonian Team Rotation 10 during a transfer of...

  • After a transfer of authority ceremony, incoming Macedonian troops from the Macedonian Rangers, Macedonian Special Forces Battalion, receive a briefing at Camp Taji, Iraq Dec. 12 from Macedonian Maj. Marjan Jachevski (center), the Macedonian liaison officer for Multi-National Force-Iraq, on the types of things they should expect during their six-month rotation to Iraq. Jachevski also gave the troops some words of encouragement as they begin their tour.

    After a transfer of authority ceremony...

    After a transfer of authority ceremony, incoming Macedonian troops from the Macedonian Rangers, Macedonian Special Forces Battalion, receive a briefing at Camp Taji, Iraq Dec. 12 from Macedonian Maj. Marjan Jachevski (center), the Macedonian liaison...

  • Sequim, Wash. native Lt. Col. Robert J. McAleer, commander, Fires Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment, presents a plaque to Capt. Ivica Arsovski, a platoon leader from the Macedonian "Wolves" Special Forces Battalion, during a ceremony at Camp Taji, Iraq Dec. 12. McAleer presented the award to Arsovski in appreciation for the support the Wolves gave to Fires Squadron. The Wolves who have completed their six-month rotation in Iraq transferred authority for their area of responsibility to Macedonian Rangers from the Macedonian Special Forces Battalion during the ceremony.

    Sequim, Wash. native Lt. Col. Robert J...

    Sequim, Wash. native Lt. Col. Robert J. McAleer, commander, Fires Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment, presents a plaque to Capt. Ivica Arsovski, a platoon leader from the Macedonian "Wolves" Special Forces Battalion, during a ceremony at Camp Taji...

  • Sequim, Wash. native Lt. Col. Robert McAleer, commander, Fires Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment, attached to the 1st "Ironhorse" Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, shares a joke while bidding farewell to Macedonian troops of the Macedonian Special Forces "Wolves" Battalion, Team Rotation 9 during their transfer of authority ceremony with Team Rotation 10 at Camp Taji, Iraq Dec. 12. Wolves Team Rotation 9, which just completed a six-month rotation, worked with McAleer's squadron and Iraqi security forces, conducting cordon and searches, patrols and other joint missions.

    Sequim, Wash. native Lt. Col. Robert McAleer...

    Sequim, Wash. native Lt. Col. Robert McAleer, commander, Fires Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment, attached to the 1st "Ironhorse" Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, shares a joke while bidding farewell to Macedonian troops of the...

  • During a transfer of authority ceremony, incoming Macedonian Rangers of the Macedonian Special Forces march to the spot where they will receive the Macedonian national colors from the Macedonian "Wolves" Special Forces Battalion at Camp Taji, Iraq Dec. 12 thereby accepting responsibility for their area of operations for their six month deployment to Iraq.

    During a transfer of authority ceremony...

    During a transfer of authority ceremony, incoming Macedonian Rangers of the Macedonian Special Forces march to the spot where they will receive the Macedonian national colors from the Macedonian "Wolves" Special Forces Battalion at Camp Taji, Iraq Dec...

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