IP, Paratroopers stand watch by night

By Staff Sgt. James Selesnick, 3rd BCT, 82nd Abn. Div.February 19, 2009

JOINT SECURITY STATION MUTHANA, Iraq - Paratroopers assigned to 5th Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, discuss operational procedures during a pre-mission brief Feb. 16 at Joint Security Station Muthana. Paratroopers partner with Iraqi Police officers to check on the security of a neighborhood in the Rusafa district of eastern Baghdad.
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JOINT SECURITY STATION MUTHANA, Iraq - Paratroopers assigned to 5th Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, perform a nighttime foot patrol with Iraqi Police officers Feb. 16 in the Rusafa district of eastern Baghdad. Paratroopers partner with the IP to check for improvised explosive devices or signs of insurgent activity.
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JOINT SECURITY STATION MUTHANA, Iraq - Staff Sgt. Anthony Dewolfe (right), a native of Edmond, Okla., a squad leader assigned to Troop B, 5th Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, talks to his interpreter during a nighttime foot patrol Feb. 16 in the Rusafa District of eastern Baghdad. Paratroopers and Iraqi Police officers check the area looking for any suspicious activity during a clearance operation.
3 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – JOINT SECURITY STATION MUTHANA, Iraq - Staff Sgt. Anthony Dewolfe (right), a native of Edmond, Okla., a squad leader assigned to Troop B, 5th Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, talks to his interpreter during a nighttime foot patrol Feb. 16 in the Rusafa District of eastern Baghdad. Paratroopers and Iraqi Police officers check the area looking for any suspicious activity during a clearance operation. (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. James Selesnick, 982nd Combat Camera Co.) VIEW ORIGINAL
JOINT SECURITY STATION MUTHANA, Iraq - 2nd Lt. Andrew Smith, a native of Leesburg, Va., a platoon leader assigned to Troop B, 5th Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, gives a command to his men during a nighttime foot patrol Feb. 16 in the Rusafa district of eastern Baghdad. Paratroopers conduct joint operations with Iraqi Police officers to check on the area's security.
4 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – JOINT SECURITY STATION MUTHANA, Iraq - 2nd Lt. Andrew Smith, a native of Leesburg, Va., a platoon leader assigned to Troop B, 5th Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, gives a command to his men during a nighttime foot patrol Feb. 16 in the Rusafa district of eastern Baghdad. Paratroopers conduct joint operations with Iraqi Police officers to check on the area's security. (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. James Selesnick, 982nd Combat Camera Co.) VIEW ORIGINAL
JOINT SECURITY STATION MUTHANA, Iraq - A Paratrooper assigned to Troop B, 5th Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, checks his surroundings during a nighttime foot patrol inside a  Rusafa market in eastern Baghdad Feb. 16. Paratroopers partner with Iraqi Police officers during the patrol to conduct counter-improvised explosive devices operations and check on the area's security.
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JOINT SECURITY STATION MUTHANA, Iraq - A Paratrooper assigned to Troop B, 5th Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, checks out his surroundings during a nighttime foot patrol Feb. 16 in the Rusafa district of eastern Baghdad. Paratroopers partner with Iraqi Police officers during the patrol to check on the area's security and gather intelligence.
6 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – JOINT SECURITY STATION MUTHANA, Iraq - A Paratrooper assigned to Troop B, 5th Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, checks out his surroundings during a nighttime foot patrol Feb. 16 in the Rusafa district of eastern Baghdad. Paratroopers partner with Iraqi Police officers during the patrol to check on the area's security and gather intelligence. (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. James Selesnick, 982nd Combat Camera Co.) VIEW ORIGINAL