Afoot with the Artillery

By Staff Sgt. Bennie CorbettJanuary 26, 2007

A curious Iraqi child observes Sgt. Ilhoo Lhondohomoilhoo.
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The Iraqi and U.S. Soldiers work as a team in the complex urban environment.
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Iraqi security forces on patrol have the advantage of understanding the language and culture; although U.S. Soldiers also receive some of this type of training.
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In the crowded marketplace, the Soldiers must be vigilant at all times, while maintaining a benign presence.
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Although the military occupational specialty of the U.S. Soldiers is artillery, they are equally adept at foot patrols.
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Occasionally, the Soldiers pause to take in their surroundings.
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The Iraqi soldiers are from 1st Battalion, 4th Brigade, 6th Iraqi Army Division.
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The patrol gives the Iraqi security forces a chance to observe tactics used by the U.S. Soldiers.
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The Iraqi security forces are increasingly taking the lead in operations.
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