Baqubah Raid

By Air Force Staff Sgt. Stacy L. PearsallJanuary 26, 2007

Soldiers share a moment before moving out on the raid.
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Staff Sgt. Victor Blomberg, at Forward Operating Base Warhorse, mentally prepares for the mission ahead.
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2nd Lt. Jonathan Hicks realizes it might be difficult getting to the second floor after securing the building.
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The Iraqi and U.S. Soldiers head back to base after a successful mission.
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After the conclusion of a successful operation, Sgt. Benny Alicea prepares a fire for dinner at the Iraqi police emergency response force building in Baqubah.
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Iraqi soldiers are becoming more and more proficient every day.
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An Iraqi soldier from 2nd Battalion, 2nd Brigade, 5th Iraqi Army Division provides security from the rooftop of the recaptured building.
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An Iraqi soldier is prepared to launch a rocket-propelled grenade at insurgents.
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The Iraqi and U.S. forces operate side by side.
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Iraqi soldiers take the lead in clearing the rooms.
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Spc. Michael Branley earns a good night's sleep at the Iraqi police emergency response force building in Baqubah.
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