One More Step: 2-5 Cav prepares for turnover of JSS Sadr City

By Staff Sgt. Mark Burrell, MND-B PAOJune 17, 2009

BAGHDAD - Pfc. Robert Corlew (left), a supply specialist from Muskegon, Mich., and Spc. Tyler Ring, an armorer, from Searcy, Ark., both assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Squadron, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, use teamwork and a forklift, May 26, to pack up a connex in preparation for their move from Joint Security Station Sadr City to JSS Ur. "Our goal is to get everything from JSS Sadr City to JSS Ur with zero property loss," said Ring. "Every time we do a major movement, we have to make sure we got everything.
1 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – BAGHDAD - Pfc. Robert Corlew (left), a supply specialist from Muskegon, Mich., and Spc. Tyler Ring, an armorer, from Searcy, Ark., both assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Squadron, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, use teamwork and a forklift, May 26, to pack up a connex in preparation for their move from Joint Security Station Sadr City to JSS Ur. "Our goal is to get everything from JSS Sadr City to JSS Ur with zero property loss," said Ring. "Every time we do a major movement, we have to make sure we got everything. (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Mark Burrell, MND-B PAO) VIEW ORIGINAL
BAGHDAD - As a minaret sounds the call to prayer in the background, Spc. Tyler Ring, an armorer, assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Squadron, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, moves a box, May 26, in preparation for the transfer of Joint Security Station Sadr City back to the Government of Iraq. "It's projected that we should be out of here in about 3 weeks," said the Searcy, Ark., native. "We gotta go somewhere else and continue our mission; we'll do whatever we gotta do to go home."
2 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – BAGHDAD - As a minaret sounds the call to prayer in the background, Spc. Tyler Ring, an armorer, assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Squadron, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, moves a box, May 26, in preparation for the transfer of Joint Security Station Sadr City back to the Government of Iraq. "It's projected that we should be out of here in about 3 weeks," said the Searcy, Ark., native. "We gotta go somewhere else and continue our mission; we'll do whatever we gotta do to go home." (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Mark Burrell, MND-B PAO) VIEW ORIGINAL
BAGHDAD - "Looking at the big picture - we're turning the country over and that's where it's headed," said Pfc. Robert Corlew, as he operates a forklift at Joint Security Station Sadr City, May 26. "It's a good thing that we're building a government to be self-sustaining. It's one more step toward freeing another country." Corlew, a Muskegon, Mich., native, and a supply specialist assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Squadron, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, packed supplies in preparation for the upcoming transition of JSS Sadr City to the Government of Iraq.
3 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – BAGHDAD - "Looking at the big picture - we're turning the country over and that's where it's headed," said Pfc. Robert Corlew, as he operates a forklift at Joint Security Station Sadr City, May 26. "It's a good thing that we're building a government to be self-sustaining. It's one more step toward freeing another country." Corlew, a Muskegon, Mich., native, and a supply specialist assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Squadron, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, packed supplies in preparation for the upcoming transition of JSS Sadr City to the Government of Iraq. (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Mark Burrell, MND-B PAO) VIEW ORIGINAL
BAGHDAD - Muskegon, Mich., native, Pfc. Robert Corlew, a supply specialist assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Squadron, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, operates a forklift at Joint Security Station Sadr City, May 26. "We've already started to move out and it's going a lot smoother than I thought it was going to be," said Corlew. "Army property is expensive and we gotta make sure that our people got their right equipment."
4 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – BAGHDAD - Muskegon, Mich., native, Pfc. Robert Corlew, a supply specialist assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Squadron, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, operates a forklift at Joint Security Station Sadr City, May 26. "We've already started to move out and it's going a lot smoother than I thought it was going to be," said Corlew. "Army property is expensive and we gotta make sure that our people got their right equipment." (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Mark Burrell, MND-B PAO) VIEW ORIGINAL