September 15, 2009

Joint Security Patrol in Salman Pak


Spc. Jonathan "Tito" Taylor ,of Los Angeles, leans against a rock wall as an Iraqi girl overlooks his shoulder during a combined foot patrol, Sept. 13, in the town of Salman Pak, Iraq, located 30 miles southeast of Baghdad. Iraq army soldiers and Paratroopers assigned to Company B, 1st Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Multi-National Division-Baghdad conducted these patrols frequently in order to deter any enemy activity in the area. Taylor is an infantryman assigned to Company B. Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Alex Licea


Spc. Nicholas King, of Nolensville, Tenn., looks down a neighborhood road during a combined foot patrol Sept. 13 in the town of Salman Pak, Iraq, located 30 miles southeast of Baghdad. U.S. and Iraqi forces conducted the presense patrol to address any concerns local residents may have and to assess the area's security. King is an infantryman assigned to the Company B, 1st Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Multi-National Division-Baghdad. Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Alex Licea


An Iraqi army soldier uses a fire extinguisher to put out a fire after a local resident calls on the combined forces to help them put out an electrical fire on an unoccupied home during a combined foot patrol Sept. 13 in the town of Salman Pak, Iraq, located 30 miles southeast of Baghdad. The fire was contained and no one was injured. The homeowners were not inside when the fire sparked. Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Alex Licea


Capt. Dallas Cheatham, of Fayetteville, N.C., says farewell as he shakes hands with a community leader during a combined foot patrol, Sept. 13, in the town of Salman Pak, Iraq, located 30 miles southeast of Baghdad. U.S. and Iraqi forces conducted a presence patrol in a local neighborhood in order to assess any concerns the area's residents may have had. Cheatham serves as the commander of Company B, 1st Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Multi-National Division-Baghdad. Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Alex Licea


A young Iraqi boy looks over a wall as Paratroopers assigned to Company B, 1st Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Multi-National Division-Baghdad and their Iraqi army partners visit a local school, Sept. 13, in the town of Salman Pak, Iraq, located 30 miles southeast of Baghdad. Paratroopers and their Iraqi counterparts conducted a routine patrol in one of the town's neighborhoods in order to assess any concerns local residents had and to check on the area's security. Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Alex Licea


Paratroopers assigned to Company B, 1st Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Multi-National Division-Baghdad, inspect an abandoned car along side a neighborhood road during a combined foot patrol Sept 13 in the town of Salman Pak, Iraq, located 30 miles southeast of Baghdad. Paratroopers and their Iraqi counterparts conducted the routine patrol in order to assess any concerns local residents had and check on the area's security. Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Alex Licea


U.S. Army 1st Lt. Jeffrey Wismann, of Louisville, Ky., sits and speaks next to an Iraqi boy as his Iraqi army partners enter a nearby home during a combined foot patrol Sept. 13 in the town of Salman Pak, Iraq, located 30 miles southeast of Baghdad. Iraq army soldiers and Paratroopers assigned to Company B, 1st Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Multi-National Division-Baghdad conducted the routine patrol in one of the town's neighborhoods in order to assess any concerns local residents had and to check on the area's security. Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Alex Licea

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