A day with the Spartans

By Staff Sgt. Peter Ford, MND-B PAOMay 29, 2009

BAGHDAD - Second Lt. Romeo Hizon (center), of El Paso, Texas, a military policeman assigned to the 591st Military Police Company, 93rd MP Battalion, 8th MP Brigade, listens intently as an interpreter translates the issues of a policeman of the Abu Ghraib district, here, May 20.  "We listen to the concerns of the Iraqi policemen and try to help them resolve them as much as we can to keep a good relationship," said Hizon.
1 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – BAGHDAD - Second Lt. Romeo Hizon (center), of El Paso, Texas, a military policeman assigned to the 591st Military Police Company, 93rd MP Battalion, 8th MP Brigade, listens intently as an interpreter translates the issues of a policeman of the Abu Ghraib district, here, May 20. "We listen to the concerns of the Iraqi policemen and try to help them resolve them as much as we can to keep a good relationship," said Hizon. (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Peter Ford, MND-B PAO) VIEW ORIGINAL
BAGHDAD - Staff Sgt. Jonathan Romero, from San Antonio, a military policeman assigned to the 591st Military Police Company, 93rd MP Battalion, 8th MP Brigade, keeps his guard up while dismounted during a patrol in the Abu Ghraib district, here, May 20.  "We should never get too comfortable and lose focus on what we are doing," said Romero.
2 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – BAGHDAD - Staff Sgt. Jonathan Romero, from San Antonio, a military policeman assigned to the 591st Military Police Company, 93rd MP Battalion, 8th MP Brigade, keeps his guard up while dismounted during a patrol in the Abu Ghraib district, here, May 20. "We should never get too comfortable and lose focus on what we are doing," said Romero. (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Peter Ford, MND-B PAO) VIEW ORIGINAL
BAGHDAD - Pfc. Michael Lang, from Ritchfield N.H., native, a military policeman assigned to the 591st Military Police Company, 93rd MP Battalion, 8th MP Brigade, secures his perimeter before the "Spartans" begin their dismounted patrol in the Abu Ghraib district, here, May 20.  "Security is the first priority once I step off of the vehicle," said Lang.
3 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – BAGHDAD - Pfc. Michael Lang, from Ritchfield N.H., native, a military policeman assigned to the 591st Military Police Company, 93rd MP Battalion, 8th MP Brigade, secures his perimeter before the "Spartans" begin their dismounted patrol in the Abu Ghraib district, here, May 20. "Security is the first priority once I step off of the vehicle," said Lang. (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Peter Ford, MND-B PAO) VIEW ORIGINAL
CAMP LIBERTY, Iraq - Staff Sgt. Jonathan Romero, a military policeman assigned to the 591st Military Police Company, 93rd MP Battalion, 8th MP Brigade, uses rocks to illustrate convoy operations during his mission briefing here, May 20.  "Sand boxes are not always available, so we use just improvise and use whatever we can as a training aid to get our point across to the Soldiers," said the San Antonio native.
4 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – CAMP LIBERTY, Iraq - Staff Sgt. Jonathan Romero, a military policeman assigned to the 591st Military Police Company, 93rd MP Battalion, 8th MP Brigade, uses rocks to illustrate convoy operations during his mission briefing here, May 20. "Sand boxes are not always available, so we use just improvise and use whatever we can as a training aid to get our point across to the Soldiers," said the San Antonio native. (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Peter Ford, MND-B PAO) VIEW ORIGINAL