BAGHDAD - Spc. Randy Sites (left), from Rising Sun, Md., communicates with Spc. Gordon Brooks from Tucson, Ariz., as they prepare to fire their first mortar since arriving in Iraq six months ago at Joint Security Station Istaqlaal, here. Both Soldiers are mortar men assigned to C Troop, 1st Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division. "It definitely felt good to fire," said Sites after firing high-explosive mortar rounds July 31. "It got the cobwebs out."