BAGHDAD-Tieton, Wash. native, 1st Lt. Nathan Kroger, shakes hands with Mohammed Jassim Almhinawi as he hands him $1,950 in cash as a micro grant May 10. Lt. Kroger is the Fire Support Officer for Troop B, 1st "Garryowen" Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment, the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division at Joint Security Station Istiqlal, northeast off Baghdad. One of his responsibilities is to assess the needs of businesses in the city of Hussaniyah, where his troop conducts missions. Almhinawi owns a generator repair business in Hussaniyah. He plans to use the money from the grant to install a new sign for his business, purchase new tools, work equipment, and re-wire his shop. Almhinawi was the first Iraqi business owner to receive a microgrant from 1-7 CAV .