Night fighters on the hunt

By Sgt. Doug Roles, 56th SBCT, MND-BJune 20, 2009

TAJI, Iraq - As seen through a night vision lens, two Soldiers from Company B, 1st Battalion, 112th Infantry Regiment, based in Corry, Pa., scan the Iraqi countryside north of Camp Taji in the early morning hours of May 31. The Pennsylvania National Guard Soldiers, with the 56th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, deter possible placement of weapon caches by observing the area after it is lighted by illuminating artillery rounds fired from Camp Taji.
1 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – TAJI, Iraq - As seen through a night vision lens, two Soldiers from Company B, 1st Battalion, 112th Infantry Regiment, based in Corry, Pa., scan the Iraqi countryside north of Camp Taji in the early morning hours of May 31. The Pennsylvania National Guard Soldiers, with the 56th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, deter possible placement of weapon caches by observing the area after it is lighted by illuminating artillery rounds fired from Camp Taji. (Photo Credit: Sgt. Doug Roles, 56th SBCT, MND-B) VIEW ORIGINAL
TAJI, Iraq - As seen through a night vision lens, Sgt. Ben Behringer, of Lake City, Pa., Company B, 1st Battalion, 112th Infantry Regiment, 56th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, scans the Iraqi countryside north of Camp Taji in the early morning hours, May 31. Pennsylvania National Guard Soldiers from Co. B use artillery illumination rounds fired from Camp Taji to light up the night to deter insurgents from placing weapon caches in the area.
2 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – TAJI, Iraq - As seen through a night vision lens, Sgt. Ben Behringer, of Lake City, Pa., Company B, 1st Battalion, 112th Infantry Regiment, 56th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, scans the Iraqi countryside north of Camp Taji in the early morning hours, May 31. Pennsylvania National Guard Soldiers from Co. B use artillery illumination rounds fired from Camp Taji to light up the night to deter insurgents from placing weapon caches in the area. (Photo Credit: Sgt. Doug Roles, 56th SBCT, MND-B) VIEW ORIGINAL
TAJI, Iraq - From behind their Stryker vehicle, Sgt. Ben Behringer  (at right) of Lake City, Pa., Company B, 1st Battalion, 112th Infantry Regiment, 56th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, and another Soldier scan the Iraqi countryside north of Camp Taji in the early morning hours, May 31. The Pennsylvania National Guard Soldiers, seen here through a night vision lens, deter placement of weapon caches by observing the area with help from illumination artillery rounds fired from Camp Taji.
3 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – TAJI, Iraq - From behind their Stryker vehicle, Sgt. Ben Behringer (at right) of Lake City, Pa., Company B, 1st Battalion, 112th Infantry Regiment, 56th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, and another Soldier scan the Iraqi countryside north of Camp Taji in the early morning hours, May 31. The Pennsylvania National Guard Soldiers, seen here through a night vision lens, deter placement of weapon caches by observing the area with help from illumination artillery rounds fired from Camp Taji. (Photo Credit: Sgt. Doug Roles, 56th SBCT, MND-B) VIEW ORIGINAL
TAJI, Iraq - A Soldier from Company B, 1st Battalion, 112th Infantry Regiment, 56th Stryker Brigade Combat Team Soldier, scans the Iraqi countryside north of Camp Taji in the early morning hours, May 31, as an illumination artillery round descends through the night sky. Fired from Camp Taji, the illumination rounds assist Soldiers to deter insurgents from placing weapon caches.
4 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – TAJI, Iraq - A Soldier from Company B, 1st Battalion, 112th Infantry Regiment, 56th Stryker Brigade Combat Team Soldier, scans the Iraqi countryside north of Camp Taji in the early morning hours, May 31, as an illumination artillery round descends through the night sky. Fired from Camp Taji, the illumination rounds assist Soldiers to deter insurgents from placing weapon caches. (Photo Credit: Sgt. Doug Roles, 56th SBCT, MND-B) VIEW ORIGINAL