Knock, talk mission with IA

By Sgt. Jon Soles, MND-B PAOOctober 13, 2009

TAJI, Iraq - Staff Sgt. William Cannon (left), of Taylor, Mich., and Sgt. Jhonny Beldor, of Fredericksburg, Pa., confer about directions during a patrol near Taji Oct. 5. Both non-commissioned officers are artillerymen assigned to Company A, 1st Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division.
1 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – TAJI, Iraq - Staff Sgt. William Cannon (left), of Taylor, Mich., and Sgt. Jhonny Beldor, of Fredericksburg, Pa., confer about directions during a patrol near Taji Oct. 5. Both non-commissioned officers are artillerymen assigned to Company A, 1st Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division. (Photo Credit: Sgt. Jon Soles, MND-B PAO) VIEW ORIGINAL
TAJI, Iraq -Sgt. Jhonny Beldor, an artilleryman from Fredericksburg, Pa., searches for weapons during a joint patrol with the Iraqi Army in the Taji area, Oct. 5. "I like the excitement when we get to do stuff like this instead of just sitting on the [forward operating base]," said Beldor. "This is our first time in this area and we want to get to know the people here." Beldor is assigned to Company A, 1st Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division.
2 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – TAJI, Iraq -Sgt. Jhonny Beldor, an artilleryman from Fredericksburg, Pa., searches for weapons during a joint patrol with the Iraqi Army in the Taji area, Oct. 5. "I like the excitement when we get to do stuff like this instead of just sitting on the [forward operating base]," said Beldor. "This is our first time in this area and we want to get to know the people here." Beldor is assigned to Company A, 1st Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division. (Photo Credit: Sgt. Jon Soles, MND-B PAO) VIEW ORIGINAL
TAJI, Iraq - Staff Sgt. Shad Fowler, of Amarillo, Texas, looks inside a barrel while searching through a garbage pile on a joint patrol with the Iraqi Army near TajiOct. 5. Fowler is a light-wheel vehicle mechanic assigned to Company A, 1st Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division.
3 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – TAJI, Iraq - Staff Sgt. Shad Fowler, of Amarillo, Texas, looks inside a barrel while searching through a garbage pile on a joint patrol with the Iraqi Army near TajiOct. 5. Fowler is a light-wheel vehicle mechanic assigned to Company A, 1st Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division. (Photo Credit: Sgt. Jon Soles, MND-B PAO) VIEW ORIGINAL
TAJI, Iraq - Spc. Marcus Jeter, of Atlanta, walks through a sunflower field near Taji, Oct. 5, during a joint patrol with the Iraqi Army. Jeter, an artilleryman assigned to Company A, 1st Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, searches for weapon caches and other suspicious activity. "You get more in-depth and meet a lot of people, see different cultures and see a lot of kids," said Jeter. "Plus, I get to do a different job because basically [artilleryman] usually sit on the [forward operating base]."
4 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – TAJI, Iraq - Spc. Marcus Jeter, of Atlanta, walks through a sunflower field near Taji, Oct. 5, during a joint patrol with the Iraqi Army. Jeter, an artilleryman assigned to Company A, 1st Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, searches for weapon caches and other suspicious activity. "You get more in-depth and meet a lot of people, see different cultures and see a lot of kids," said Jeter. "Plus, I get to do a different job because basically [artilleryman] usually sit on the [forward operating base]." (Photo Credit: Sgt. Jon Soles, MND-B PAO) VIEW ORIGINAL