Photo Credit: Pvt. 1st Class Jesus J. Aranda, Task Force Lightning Public Affairs
Staff Sgt. Shawn P. Linhares, a Sierra Vista, Arizona native, 25th Infantry Division, surveys his surroundings as he and his fellow Soldiers escort Iraqi Army Officials and 25th Infantry Division leadership through the streets of Mosul, Iraq Dec. 10. "This would not have been possible last year," said Command Sgt. Maj. Frank M. Leota, Multi-National Division - North Command Sgt. Maj. having walked the once dangerous thoroughfare without incident.