Infantrymen ensure smooth passage of U.S. military forces through Baghdad

By Sgt. Kissta Feldner, 2/82 PAONovember 20, 2011

Lt. Greg Early, a platoon leader assigned to C Co., 2nd Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division, talks to a local Sheik north of Baghdad on Nov. 17. Paratroopers with C Co. traveled from Camp Taji to gather information concerning recent attacks in the area. The 2nd Brigade is the last brigade in Baghdad and continues to partner with Iraqi Security Forces to facilitate the withdrawal of U.S. military forces from Iraq. Early is a native of Chattanooga, Tenn.
1 / 11 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Lt. Greg Early, a platoon leader assigned to C Co., 2nd Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division, talks to a local Sheik north of Baghdad on Nov. 17. Paratroopers with C Co. traveled from Camp Taji to gather information concerning recent attacks in the area. The 2nd Brigade is the last brigade in Baghdad and continues to partner with Iraqi Security Forces to facilitate the withdrawal of U.S. military forces from Iraq. Early is a native of Chattanooga, Tenn. (Photo Credit: Sgt. Kissta Feldner, 282 PAO) VIEW ORIGINAL
Paratroopers assigned to D Co., 2nd Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division, talk to an Iraqi Soldier on a highway in Baghdad on Nov. 18. Paratroopers with D Co. are responsible for securing the route for convoys traveling south to Kuwait. The 2nd Brigade is the last brigade in Baghdad and continues to partner with Iraqi Security Forces to facilitate the withdrawal of U.S. military forces from Iraq.
2 / 11 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Paratroopers assigned to D Co., 2nd Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division, talk to an Iraqi Soldier on a highway in Baghdad on Nov. 18. Paratroopers with D Co. are responsible for securing the route for convoys traveling south to Kuwait. The 2nd Brigade is the last brigade in Baghdad and continues to partner with Iraqi Security Forces to facilitate the withdrawal of U.S. military forces from Iraq. (Photo Credit: Sgt. Kissta Feldner, 282 PAO) VIEW ORIGINAL
Sgt. Eric Janson, an infantryman assigned to D Co., 2nd Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division, peers around from the cover of his armored vehicle toward a highway in Baghdad after hearing gunfire in the distance, Nov. 18. Paratroopers with D Co. are responsible for securing the route for convoys traveling south to Kuwait. The 2nd Brigade is the last brigade in Baghdad and continues to partner with Iraqi Security Forces to facilitate the withdrawal of U.S. military forces from Iraq. Janson is a native of Fayetteville, N.C.
3 / 11 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Sgt. Eric Janson, an infantryman assigned to D Co., 2nd Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division, peers around from the cover of his armored vehicle toward a highway in Baghdad after hearing gunfire in the distance, Nov. 18. Paratroopers with D Co. are responsible for securing the route for convoys traveling south to Kuwait. The 2nd Brigade is the last brigade in Baghdad and continues to partner with Iraqi Security Forces to facilitate the withdrawal of U.S. military forces from Iraq. Janson is a native of Fayetteville, N.C. (Photo Credit: Sgt. Kissta Feldner, 282 PAO) VIEW ORIGINAL
Sgt. Eric Janson, an infantryman assigned to D Co., 2nd Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division, pulls security along a route in Baghdad on Nov. 18. Paratroopers with D Co. are responsible for securing the route for convoys traveling south to Kuwait. The 2nd Brigade is the last brigade in Baghdad and is facilitating the withdrawal of U.S. military forces from Iraq. Janson is a native of Fayetteville, N.C.
4 / 11 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Sgt. Eric Janson, an infantryman assigned to D Co., 2nd Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division, pulls security along a route in Baghdad on Nov. 18. Paratroopers with D Co. are responsible for securing the route for convoys traveling south to Kuwait. The 2nd Brigade is the last brigade in Baghdad and is facilitating the withdrawal of U.S. military forces from Iraq. Janson is a native of Fayetteville, N.C. (Photo Credit: Sgt. Kissta Feldner, 282 PAO) VIEW ORIGINAL
Staff Sgt. Christopher King, a section leader assigned to D Co., 2nd Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division, talks on the radio and pulls security with his Paratroopers along a route in Baghdad on Nov. 18. Paratroopers with D Co. are responsible for securing the route for convoys traveling south to Kuwait. The 2nd Brigade is the last brigade in Baghdad and is facilitating the withdrawal of U.S. military forces from Iraq. King is a native of Tacoma, Wash.
5 / 11 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Staff Sgt. Christopher King, a section leader assigned to D Co., 2nd Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division, talks on the radio and pulls security with his Paratroopers along a route in Baghdad on Nov. 18. Paratroopers with D Co. are responsible for securing the route for convoys traveling south to Kuwait. The 2nd Brigade is the last brigade in Baghdad and is facilitating the withdrawal of U.S. military forces from Iraq. King is a native of Tacoma, Wash. (Photo Credit: Sgt. Kissta Feldner, 282 PAO) VIEW ORIGINAL
Three Iraqi children hug each other and giggle as a Paratrooper pulls security in the background in a village north of Baghdad on Nov. 17. With the U.S. Army's mission spanning the last eight years in Iraq, the sight of American Soldiers is commonplace for Iraqi youth. Infantrymen assigned to C Co., 2nd Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division, traveled to the village from Camp Taji to gather information concerning recent attacks in the area. The 2nd Brigade is the last brigade in Baghdad and continues to partner with Iraqi Security Forces to facilitate the withdrawal of U.S. military forces from Iraq.
6 / 11 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Three Iraqi children hug each other and giggle as a Paratrooper pulls security in the background in a village north of Baghdad on Nov. 17. With the U.S. Army's mission spanning the last eight years in Iraq, the sight of American Soldiers is commonplace for Iraqi youth. Infantrymen assigned to C Co., 2nd Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division, traveled to the village from Camp Taji to gather information concerning recent attacks in the area. The 2nd Brigade is the last brigade in Baghdad and continues to partner with Iraqi Security Forces to facilitate the withdrawal of U.S. military forces from Iraq. (Photo Credit: Sgt. Kissta Feldner, 282 PAO) VIEW ORIGINAL
Lt. Greg Early, a platoon leader assigned to C Co., 2nd Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division, talks to a local Sheik north of Baghdad on Nov. 17. Paratroopers with C Co. traveled from Camp Taji to gather information concerning recent attacks in the area. The 2nd Brigade is the last brigade in Baghdad and continues to partner with Iraqi Security Forces to facilitate the withdrawal of U.S. military forces from Iraq. Early is a native of Chattanooga, Tenn.
7 / 11 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Lt. Greg Early, a platoon leader assigned to C Co., 2nd Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division, talks to a local Sheik north of Baghdad on Nov. 17. Paratroopers with C Co. traveled from Camp Taji to gather information concerning recent attacks in the area. The 2nd Brigade is the last brigade in Baghdad and continues to partner with Iraqi Security Forces to facilitate the withdrawal of U.S. military forces from Iraq. Early is a native of Chattanooga, Tenn. (Photo Credit: Sgt. Kissta Feldner, 282 PAO) VIEW ORIGINAL
Two Iraqi children hug each other and giggle in front of an armored vehicle in a village north of Baghdad on Nov. 17. With the U.S. Army's mission spanning the last eight years in Iraq, the sight of Soldiers and military equipment is commonplace for Iraqi youth. Infantrymen assigned to C Co., 2nd Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division, traveled to the village from Camp Taji to gather information concerning recent attacks in the area. The 2nd Brigade is the last brigade in Baghdad and continues to partner with Iraqi Security Forces to facilitate the withdrawal of U.S. military forces from Iraq.
8 / 11 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Two Iraqi children hug each other and giggle in front of an armored vehicle in a village north of Baghdad on Nov. 17. With the U.S. Army's mission spanning the last eight years in Iraq, the sight of Soldiers and military equipment is commonplace for Iraqi youth. Infantrymen assigned to C Co., 2nd Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division, traveled to the village from Camp Taji to gather information concerning recent attacks in the area. The 2nd Brigade is the last brigade in Baghdad and continues to partner with Iraqi Security Forces to facilitate the withdrawal of U.S. military forces from Iraq. (Photo Credit: Sgt. Kissta Feldner, 282 PAO) VIEW ORIGINAL
Pfc. Kane Briggs, an infantryman assigned to C Co., 2nd Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division, takes a knee to pull security in a village north of Baghdad on Nov. 17. Paratroopers with C Co. traveled to the village from Camp Taji to gather information concerning recent attacks in the area. The 2nd Brigade is the last brigade in Baghdad and is facilitating the withdrawal of U.S. military forces from Iraq. Briggs is a native of Medical Lake, Wash.
9 / 11 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Pfc. Kane Briggs, an infantryman assigned to C Co., 2nd Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division, takes a knee to pull security in a village north of Baghdad on Nov. 17. Paratroopers with C Co. traveled to the village from Camp Taji to gather information concerning recent attacks in the area. The 2nd Brigade is the last brigade in Baghdad and is facilitating the withdrawal of U.S. military forces from Iraq. Briggs is a native of Medical Lake, Wash. (Photo Credit: Sgt. Kissta Feldner, 282 PAO) VIEW ORIGINAL
Sgt. Eric Janson, an infantryman assigned to D Co., 2nd Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division, pulls security along a route in Baghdad on Nov. 18. Paratroopers with D Co. are responsible for securing the route for convoys traveling south to Kuwait. The 2nd Brigade is the last brigade in Baghdad and is facilitating the withdrawal of U.S. military forces from Iraq. Janson is a native of Fayetteville, N.C.
10 / 11 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Sgt. Eric Janson, an infantryman assigned to D Co., 2nd Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division, pulls security along a route in Baghdad on Nov. 18. Paratroopers with D Co. are responsible for securing the route for convoys traveling south to Kuwait. The 2nd Brigade is the last brigade in Baghdad and is facilitating the withdrawal of U.S. military forces from Iraq. Janson is a native of Fayetteville, N.C. (Photo Credit: Sgt. Kissta Feldner, 282 PAO) VIEW ORIGINAL
Infantrymen assigned to D Co., 2nd Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division, keep a watchful eye on a highway in Baghdad on Nov. 18. Paratroopers with D Co. are responsible for securing the route for convoys traveling south to Kuwait. The 2nd Brigade is the last brigade in Baghdad and is facilitating the withdrawal of U.S. military forces from Iraq.
11 / 11 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Infantrymen assigned to D Co., 2nd Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division, keep a watchful eye on a highway in Baghdad on Nov. 18. Paratroopers with D Co. are responsible for securing the route for convoys traveling south to Kuwait. The 2nd Brigade is the last brigade in Baghdad and is facilitating the withdrawal of U.S. military forces from Iraq. (Photo Credit: Sgt. Kissta Feldner, 282 PAO) VIEW ORIGINAL