Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Margaret C. Nelson, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mtn. Div., Public Affiars Office
Gen. David Petraeus, the commanding general of Multi-National Force - Iraq, takes a stroll through a market in downtown Hawijah, Iraq with key Kirkuk Provincial and its Security Forces' leadership during a "Battle Field Circulation" of northern Iraq on the Army's 233rd birthday, June 14. This was Petraeus' first visit to this northeastern district in the Kirkuk Province which was once considered the 'Anbar of the North' and has seen around a 90 percent drop in violent acts against Iraqi Security Forces, civilians, and the coalition force since the arrival of 1st Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 10th Mountain Division to this region in September.