IA, Paratroopers team up for Operation Sway Sway

By Staff Sgt. James Selesnick, 3rd BCT, 82nd Abn. Div., MND-BMarch 2, 2009

RASHEED, Iraq - Iraqi Army Soldiers take the lead in a combined operation with Paratroopers assigned to 5th Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, during Operation Sway Sway Feb. 28. The operation partnered U.S. and Iraqi Forces in search for weapons caches and targeted insurgents in the Rusafa district of eastern Baghdad.
1 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – RASHEED, Iraq - Iraqi Army Soldiers take the lead in a combined operation with Paratroopers assigned to 5th Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, during Operation Sway Sway Feb. 28. The operation partnered U.S. and Iraqi Forces in search for weapons caches and targeted insurgents in the Rusafa district of eastern Baghdad. (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. James Selesnick, 982nd Combat Camera Co.)) VIEW ORIGINAL
RASHEED, Iraq - Paratroopers assigned to 5th Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division and Iraqi Army Soldiers check their surrounds inside an alleyway during Operation Sway Sway, a combined operation targeting historical weapon caches locations and signs of insurgent activity, Feb. 28 in the Rusafa district of eastern Baghdad.
2 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – RASHEED, Iraq - Paratroopers assigned to 5th Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division and Iraqi Army Soldiers check their surrounds inside an alleyway during Operation Sway Sway, a combined operation targeting historical weapon caches locations and signs of insurgent activity, Feb. 28 in the Rusafa district of eastern Baghdad. (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. James Selesnick, 982nd Combat Camera Co.)) VIEW ORIGINAL
RASHEED, Iraq - A U.S. Paratrooper assigned to 5th Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division provides security and checks his surrounds during Operation Sway Sway Feb. 28 in the Rusafa district of eastern Baghdad. The combined clearance operation partnered U.S. Paratroopers with Iraq Army Soldiers in search of weapons caches and targeted known insurgents.
3 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – RASHEED, Iraq - A U.S. Paratrooper assigned to 5th Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division provides security and checks his surrounds during Operation Sway Sway Feb. 28 in the Rusafa district of eastern Baghdad. The combined clearance operation partnered U.S. Paratroopers with Iraq Army Soldiers in search of weapons caches and targeted known insurgents. (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. James Selesnick, 982nd Combat Camera Co) VIEW ORIGINAL
RASHEED, Iraq - Capt. Frank Rodriguez, of Cameron, N.C., commander of  Troop A, 5th Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, looks at the top of a stairway while clearing a house during Operation Sway Sway Feb. 28 in the Rusafa district of eastern Baghdad. The combined clearance operation partnered U.S. Paratroopers with Iraq Army Soldiers in search of weapons caches and signs of insurgent activity.
4 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – RASHEED, Iraq - Capt. Frank Rodriguez, of Cameron, N.C., commander of Troop A, 5th Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, looks at the top of a stairway while clearing a house during Operation Sway Sway Feb. 28 in the Rusafa district of eastern Baghdad. The combined clearance operation partnered U.S. Paratroopers with Iraq Army Soldiers in search of weapons caches and signs of insurgent activity. (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. James Selesnick, 982nd Combat Camera Co) VIEW ORIGINAL
RASHEED, Iraq - 2nd Lt. James Kirby, of Williamsburg, Mich., a platoon leader with Troop A, 5th Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, walks down a flight of steps after clearing a building during Operation Sway Sway Feb. 28 in the Rusafa district of eastern Baghdad. The combined operation paired U.S. Paratroopers with Iraq Army Soldiers in search of weapons caches and signs of insurgent activity.
5 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – RASHEED, Iraq - 2nd Lt. James Kirby, of Williamsburg, Mich., a platoon leader with Troop A, 5th Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, walks down a flight of steps after clearing a building during Operation Sway Sway Feb. 28 in the Rusafa district of eastern Baghdad. The combined operation paired U.S. Paratroopers with Iraq Army Soldiers in search of weapons caches and signs of insurgent activity. (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. James Selesnick, 982nd Combat Camera Co.) VIEW ORIGINAL
RASHEED, Iraq - Paratroopers assigned to 5th Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, walk in an alley as they prepare to enter a home in search of weapons caches during Operation Sway Sway Feb. 28 in the Rusafa district of eastern Baghdad. More than 100 U.S. and Iraqi Soldiers were involved in the day-long operation.
6 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – RASHEED, Iraq - Paratroopers assigned to 5th Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, walk in an alley as they prepare to enter a home in search of weapons caches during Operation Sway Sway Feb. 28 in the Rusafa district of eastern Baghdad. More than 100 U.S. and Iraqi Soldiers were involved in the day-long operation. (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. James Selesnick, 982nd Combat Camera Co.) VIEW ORIGINAL