Bridging the gap

By Pfc. Adam Halleck, 1st BCT PAO, 1st Cav. Div., MND-BOctober 13, 2009

TAJI, Iraq- Cambridge, Mass. native, Staff Sgt. Carlos Madden, a civil affairs team leader attached to the 1st Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, inspects the progress of a guardrail on the Odessa Bridge, Oct. 9.  The troops visited two bridge projects in the Taji area, north of Baghdad, that the battalion essential services team oversees.
1 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – TAJI, Iraq- Cambridge, Mass. native, Staff Sgt. Carlos Madden, a civil affairs team leader attached to the 1st Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, inspects the progress of a guardrail on the Odessa Bridge, Oct. 9. The troops visited two bridge projects in the Taji area, north of Baghdad, that the battalion essential services team oversees. (Photo Credit: Pfc. Adam Halleck, 1st BCT PAO, 1st Cav. Div., MND-B) VIEW ORIGINAL
TAJI, Iraq- Ozark, Ala. native, Lt. Col. Eric Schwegler (left), commander of the 1st Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, walks past as a contractor prepares to paint the sidewalls of the Odessa Bridge, Oct. 9. Schwegler and his essential services team were on site to inspect the progress of the bridge
2 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – TAJI, Iraq- Ozark, Ala. native, Lt. Col. Eric Schwegler (left), commander of the 1st Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, walks past as a contractor prepares to paint the sidewalls of the Odessa Bridge, Oct. 9. Schwegler and his essential services team were on site to inspect the progress of the bridge (Photo Credit: Pfc. Adam Halleck, 1st BCT PAO, 1st Cav. Div., MND-B) VIEW ORIGINAL
TAJI, Iraq- Ozark, Ala. native, Lt. Col. Eric Schwegler (left), commander of the 1st Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, listens as the Odessa Bridge project's site manager explains the work that he and his contractors have done to the project, Oct. 9. The brigade's essential services team oversees the two bridge building projects in the Taji area, north of Baghdad.
3 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – TAJI, Iraq- Ozark, Ala. native, Lt. Col. Eric Schwegler (left), commander of the 1st Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, listens as the Odessa Bridge project's site manager explains the work that he and his contractors have done to the project, Oct. 9. The brigade's essential services team oversees the two bridge building projects in the Taji area, north of Baghdad. (Photo Credit: Pfc. Adam Halleck, 1st BCT PAO, 1st Cav. Div., MND-B) VIEW ORIGINAL
TAJI, Iraq- Cambridge, Mass. native, Staff Sgt. Carlos Madden (left), a civil affairs team leader, speaks with Whitewater, Wis. native, Staff Sgt. Nicholas Lien, the battalion civil capacity and essential services officer, during an assessment of the Sheik Abdullah Bridge, Oct. 9.  U.S. troops visited two bridge projects in the Taji area, north of Baghdad, that the battalion essential services team overseees.
4 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – TAJI, Iraq- Cambridge, Mass. native, Staff Sgt. Carlos Madden (left), a civil affairs team leader, speaks with Whitewater, Wis. native, Staff Sgt. Nicholas Lien, the battalion civil capacity and essential services officer, during an assessment of the Sheik Abdullah Bridge, Oct. 9. U.S. troops visited two bridge projects in the Taji area, north of Baghdad, that the battalion essential services team overseees. (Photo Credit: Pfc. Adam Halleck, 1st BCT PAO, 1st Cav. Div., MND-B) VIEW ORIGINAL