Steps to success in the al-Fadhil market

By Scott Flenner, 225th Eng. Bde., 1st Cav. Div., MND-BMarch 10, 2009

BAGHDAD - Lt. Col. Matthew Zajac (left), commander of the 46th Engineer Battalion, 225th Engineer Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, Multi-National Division - Baghdad, discusses progress with a local Iraqi contractor responsible for the ongoing sidewalk construction project at the al-Fadhil market in the Rusafa district of Baghdad March 9. In addition to this project, Zajac and his unit, from Fort Polk, La., work side by side with Iraqi contractors to oversee multiple construction projects throughout the Baghdad area.
1 / 5 Show Caption + Hide Caption – BAGHDAD - Lt. Col. Matthew Zajac (left), commander of the 46th Engineer Battalion, 225th Engineer Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, Multi-National Division - Baghdad, discusses progress with a local Iraqi contractor responsible for the ongoing sidewalk construction project at the al-Fadhil market in the Rusafa district of Baghdad March 9. In addition to this project, Zajac and his unit, from Fort Polk, La., work side by side with Iraqi contractors to oversee multiple construction projects throughout the Baghdad area. (Photo Credit: Scott Flenner, 225th Eng. Bde., 1st Cav. Div., MND-B) VIEW ORIGINAL
BAGHDAD - A local Iraqi worker tamps down concrete bricks during the construction of a new sidewalk at the al-Fadhil market in the Rusafa district of Baghdad March 9.  Once completed, the new sidewalk will increase the curb appeal to this thriving Rusafa market. This project is just one of many construction efforts supported by Soldiers with the 225th Engineer Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, Multi-National Division-Baghdad.
2 / 5 Show Caption + Hide Caption – BAGHDAD - A local Iraqi worker tamps down concrete bricks during the construction of a new sidewalk at the al-Fadhil market in the Rusafa district of Baghdad March 9. Once completed, the new sidewalk will increase the curb appeal to this thriving Rusafa market. This project is just one of many construction efforts supported by Soldiers with the 225th Engineer Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, Multi-National Division-Baghdad. (Photo Credit: Scott Flenner, 225th Eng. Bde., 1st Cav. Div., MND-B) VIEW ORIGINAL
BAGHDAD - A local Iraqi worker lays concrete bricks during the construction of a new sidewalk is the al-Fadhil market in the Rusafa district of Baghdad March 9.  This project is one of many that Soldiers with the 225th Engineer Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division assist Iraqis with rebuilding their neighborhoods and economy.
3 / 5 Show Caption + Hide Caption – BAGHDAD - A local Iraqi worker lays concrete bricks during the construction of a new sidewalk is the al-Fadhil market in the Rusafa district of Baghdad March 9. This project is one of many that Soldiers with the 225th Engineer Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division assist Iraqis with rebuilding their neighborhoods and economy. (Photo Credit: Scott Flenner, 225th Eng. Bde., 1st Cav. Div., MND-B) VIEW ORIGINAL
BAGHDAD - A local Iraqi worker spreads out fine sand to prepare a foundation for the bricks during the construction of a new sidewalk at the al-Fadhil market in the Rusafa District of Baghdad, Mar. 9.  The new sidewalk is scheduled to be finished in the upcoming month and once complete,  will increase the curb appeal to this thriving Rusafa market. This project is just one of many construction efforts being support by the 225th Engineer Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, Multi-National Division-Baghdad.
4 / 5 Show Caption + Hide Caption – BAGHDAD - A local Iraqi worker spreads out fine sand to prepare a foundation for the bricks during the construction of a new sidewalk at the al-Fadhil market in the Rusafa District of Baghdad, Mar. 9. The new sidewalk is scheduled to be finished in the upcoming month and once complete, will increase the curb appeal to this thriving Rusafa market. This project is just one of many construction efforts being support by the 225th Engineer Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, Multi-National Division-Baghdad. (Photo Credit: Scott Flenner, 225th Eng. Bde., 1st Cav. Div., MND-B) VIEW ORIGINAL
BAGHDAD - A local Iraqi worker tamps down concrete bricks, while listening to his favorite music, during the construction of a new sidewalk at the Al Fadhil market in the Rusafa District of Baghdad March 9.  The new sidewalk is scheduled to be finished in the upcoming month and once complete will increase the curb appeal to this thriving Rusafa market. This project is just one of many construction efforts being support by the 225th Engineer Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, Multi-National Division - Baghdad and Task Force Gold - Forward.
5 / 5 Show Caption + Hide Caption – BAGHDAD - A local Iraqi worker tamps down concrete bricks, while listening to his favorite music, during the construction of a new sidewalk at the Al Fadhil market in the Rusafa District of Baghdad March 9. The new sidewalk is scheduled to be finished in the upcoming month and once complete will increase the curb appeal to this thriving Rusafa market. This project is just one of many construction efforts being support by the 225th Engineer Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, Multi-National Division - Baghdad and Task Force Gold - Forward. (Photo Credit: Sgt. Rebekah Malone, 225 Eng. Bde, 1st Cav. Div., MND-B) VIEW ORIGINAL