TAJI, Iraq - Sgt. Charles Snyder, a squad leader with 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, hands out pencils to Iraqi children counting in English inside a newly opened school in Malahma July 24. Insurgents blew up the school in 2007 days before it opened, but 2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment Soldiers, Iraqi Security Forces, and the Government of Iraq helped refurbish and reopen the school so local children would have a closer school to attend. Snyder, a Grandview, Wash., native handed out pencils and helped provide security alongside ISF and 2nd Bn., 23rd Inf. Regt., Soldiers.