JSS Loyalty expands base for Iraqi counterparts

By Staff Sgt. James Selesnick, 982nd Combat Camera Co.May 18, 2009

BAGHDAD - Spc. Brian Melvin, of Santa Cruz, Calif., assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, sits atop a concrete barrier after unhooking cables used to lift the barrier to a new position on the compound May 17 at Joint Security Station Loyalty, located in eastern Baghdad. U.S. Paratroopers are moving the concrete barriers during an expansion mission of the Iraqi controlled portion of Joint Security Station Loyalty. The repositioning will allow more Iraqi Security Forces personnel to work out of the compound.
1 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – BAGHDAD - Spc. Brian Melvin, of Santa Cruz, Calif., assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, sits atop a concrete barrier after unhooking cables used to lift the barrier to a new position on the compound May 17 at Joint Security Station Loyalty, located in eastern Baghdad. U.S. Paratroopers are moving the concrete barriers during an expansion mission of the Iraqi controlled portion of Joint Security Station Loyalty. The repositioning will allow more Iraqi Security Forces personnel to work out of the compound. (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. James Selesnick, 982nd Combat Camera Co.,) VIEW ORIGINAL
BAGHDAD - Spc. Calob Backes, of Hayden, Colo., assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, stands atop a concrete barrier preparing to hook up cables used to lift the barrier to a new position May 17 at Joint Security Station Loyalty, located in eastern Baghdad.  U.S. Paratroopers are moving concrete barriers in order to expand the Iraqi portion of Joint Security Station Loyalty.
2 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – BAGHDAD - Spc. Calob Backes, of Hayden, Colo., assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, stands atop a concrete barrier preparing to hook up cables used to lift the barrier to a new position May 17 at Joint Security Station Loyalty, located in eastern Baghdad. U.S. Paratroopers are moving concrete barriers in order to expand the Iraqi portion of Joint Security Station Loyalty. (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. James Selesnick, 982nd Combat Camera Co.,) VIEW ORIGINAL
BAGHDAD - Paratroopers assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, guide a concrete barrier into position May 17 at Joint Security Station Loyalty, located in eastern Baghdad.  Paratroopers are moving the concrete barriers in order to expand the Iraqi portion of the joint compound.
3 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – BAGHDAD - Paratroopers assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, guide a concrete barrier into position May 17 at Joint Security Station Loyalty, located in eastern Baghdad. Paratroopers are moving the concrete barriers in order to expand the Iraqi portion of the joint compound. (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. James Selesnick, 982nd Combat Camera Co.) VIEW ORIGINAL
BAGHDAD - Spc. William Thomason, of Roanoke, Va., assigned to the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, helps guide a concrete barrier into position during an expansion mission of the Iraqi controlled portion of the joint compound May 17 at Joint Security Station Loyalty, located in eastern Baghdad. The expansion of the base will allow more Iraqi Security Forces personnel to work out of the compound.
4 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – BAGHDAD - Spc. William Thomason, of Roanoke, Va., assigned to the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, helps guide a concrete barrier into position during an expansion mission of the Iraqi controlled portion of the joint compound May 17 at Joint Security Station Loyalty, located in eastern Baghdad. The expansion of the base will allow more Iraqi Security Forces personnel to work out of the compound. (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. James Selesnick, 982nd Combat Camera Co.) VIEW ORIGINAL