Iraqi Army, 25th ID Leaders Meet in Mosul

By Pvt. 1st Class Jesus J. Aranda, Task Force Lightning Public AffairsDecember 14, 2008

Sgt. James Luker, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Regimental Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, stands sentry during a meeting between Iraqi Army Officials and 25th Infantry Division Leadership in the streets of Mosul, Iraq Dec. 10. Luker was among the many Soldiers who accompanied the military officials during a meet and greet in a once-dangerous thoroughfare of Mosul, Iraq.
1 / 3 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Sgt. James Luker, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Regimental Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, stands sentry during a meeting between Iraqi Army Officials and 25th Infantry Division Leadership in the streets of Mosul, Iraq Dec. 10. Luker was among the many Soldiers who accompanied the military officials during a meet and greet in a once-dangerous thoroughfare of Mosul, Iraq. (Photo Credit: Pvt. 1st Class Jesus J. Aranda, Task Force Lightning Public Affairs) VIEW ORIGINAL
A group of young Iraqi children gather around an Army contractor as he offers toys and gifts in the streets of Mosul, Iraq Dec. 10. These children were among the many who greeted Iraqi Army Officials and 25th Infantry Division Soldiers as they paid a visit to the streets of Mosul during a leadership meet and greet.
2 / 3 Show Caption + Hide Caption – A group of young Iraqi children gather around an Army contractor as he offers toys and gifts in the streets of Mosul, Iraq Dec. 10. These children were among the many who greeted Iraqi Army Officials and 25th Infantry Division Soldiers as they paid a visit to the streets of Mosul during a leadership meet and greet. (Photo Credit: Pvt. 1st Class Jesus J. Aranda, Task Force Lightning Public Affairs) VIEW ORIGINAL
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.
3 / 3 Show Caption + Hide Caption – 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. (Photo Credit: Pvt. 1st Class Jesus J. Aranda, Task Force Lightning Public Affairs) VIEW ORIGINAL