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Samarra Police conduct cohort training in Tikrit

May 08, 2007 — TIKRIT, Iraq With assistance from international police advisors, Task Force Danger is conducting a cohort training class for the Samarra police department from February 3 to February 17.The class is designed to foster team building and enhance the survivability of the Samarra police department.Task Force Danger hopes to achieve a permanent police MORE
Samarra Police conduct cohort training in Tikrit

Iraqis defy insurgency and vote at Kirkuk polling sites

May 08, 2007 — KIRKUK, Iraq It was about an hour before the polling site next to the Iraqi Police Highway Patrol station opened here, when a line of anxious Iraqi voters began to form outside on Jan. 30.Hundreds of Iraqi men and women equally in force along with their children, stood in a growing line of determined Iraqis who have never voted in a democratic MORE
Iraqi Police officers proudly display their ink-covered fingers after they cast their ballots at a polling site in Kirkuk. About 583,000 Iraqis were registered to vote in the Kirkuk Province for Iraq's first democratic elections on Jan. 30. (Photo by Sgt. Sean Kimmons, 25th ID (L) Public Affairs Office)

116th BCT soldiers help secure first free elections in Iraq in over 50 years

May 08, 2007 — FOB WARRIOR, Iraq- Soldiers of the 116of the 116th Brigade Combat Team worked together with the Iraqi Interim Government to provide security for the Iraqi citizens in their area during the countrys first free elections in more that 50 years.Working alongside soldiers from Hawaiis 2nd BCT, the Idaho-based unit conducted security patrols, manned MORE
Karso Awat, an Iraqi voter from the largely Kurdish province of Al-Sulaymaniyah, shows off a big grin and an inked finger after casting his vote in the first free Iraqi election in more than 50 years.  (Photo by Capt. Monte Hibbert, 116th Public Affairs Office)

Soldier starts own record label

May 08, 2007 — FORWARD OPERATING BASE BRASSFIELD-MORA, Iraq --Soldiers serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom have not only put their very lives on the line for what they believe in, they also put a hold on life at home.Essentially these men and women have chosen to perform this duty away from their family and some their goals and dreams.Spc. Donald Baptiste, food MORE
Spc. Donald Baptiste, food service specialist, 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, dining facility, sets up his laptop prior to beginning an open mic session.

Task Force 1-21 Infantry Soldiers, ISF stay vigilant before Iraqi elections

May 08, 2007 — KIRKUK, Iraq Prior to Iraqs first democratic elections, Soldiers from Task Force 1-21 Infantry and their counterparts in the Iraqi Security Forces, conducted multiple security operations to ensure safety on Election Day here.Throughout the month of January, TF 1-21 Inf. and the Kirkuk ISF carried out 12 joint operations that contributed to the MORE
Iraqis load election ballots onto a truck heading to Iraqi polling sites Jan. 29 in Kirkuk, Iraq. About 583,000 Iraqis were registered to vote in the Kirkuk Province for Iraq's first democratic elections on Jan. 30. (Photo by Sgt. Sean Kimmons, 25th ID (L) Public Affairs Office)

Bradley mechanics keep combat vehicles rolling

May 08, 2007 — PATROL BASE UVANNI, Iraq -- Mechanics of the Company B, 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, set the standard at Patrol Base Uvanni for providing combat support for M2 Bradley Armored Fighting Vehicles.Members of this maintenance company have been performing their duties for the past year under a wide spectrum of conditions.The conditions we have MORE
Spc. Leroy P. Lindsay, Task Force 1-26 Infantry senior turret mechanic, fixes a gun mount on the Bradley M2 Armored Fighting Vehicle.  (Photo by Staff Sgt. Duane M. Brown, 22nd MPAD)

Combat medic is a integral part of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team

May 08, 2007 — Sgt. Refugio Sypien has been serving as a combat medic in an all male tank battalion in Iraq since March 04. During her time as part of the Task Force 2-63 Medical Platoon, she has earned the respect of officers, NCOs, and soldiers and has become an integral part of the battalion team.Sgt. Sypien, wife of Edward Sypien and mother of 15-year-old MORE

Infantry Soldiers secure the streets of Samarra

May 08, 2007 — FORWARD OPERATING BASE BRASSFIELD-MORA, Iraq -- Soldiers of the Big Red One are doing their part to secure the city of Samarra, affording its residents the chance to vote on their future.With only two election sites in the city, the 1ity, the 1ity, the 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiments mission has taken on an even greater role. Soldiers must MORE
Infantry Soldiers secure the streets of Samarra

Faulkenburg Theatre dedicated at FOB Warhorse

May 08, 2007 — FORWARD OPERATING BASE WARHORSE, Iraq -- My first memory of Command Sgt. Maj. (Steven W.) Faulkenburg was in Kosovo at Friday night burger-night, said Lt. Col. Peter A. Newell, commander, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division. Somewhere between the hours of 8-10 p.m. you could see him at the movie theater with his Soldiers MORE
Faulkenburg Theatre dedicated at FOB Warhorse

Successful Elections conducted in Kirkuk Province

May 08, 2007 — The local citizens participated in elections in Kirkuk on January 30 with great celebration and fanfare. The jubilant people of Kirkuk were happy to participate in the democratic process and treated the day as a holiday.The security preparations by the Iraqi Police, Iraqi Army and Coalition Forces allowed the voters to participate in this historic MORE
Successful Elections conducted in Kirkuk Province

The 201st Iraqi Army Battalion secures ballots prior to elections

May 08, 2007 — TIKRIT, Iraq The 201st Iraqi Army Battalion with support from Task Force 1-18 Infantry successfully secured the ballots during the week leading up to the Iraqi elections.Tikrit is the location of provincial-level activities for the region so the Tikrit Iraqi Security Forces were responsible for the security of not only their local polling sites, MORE
The 201st Iraqi Army Battalion secures ballots prior to elections

1st Infantry Division bids farewell to ADC-S

May 08, 2007 — WURZBURG, Germany A ceremony was held at Victory Park at Leighton Barracks Mar. 29 to honor Brig. Gen. Stephen D. Mundt, the departing 1st Infantry Division assistant division commander for support. Mundt, who has been the ADC-S of the 1st ID for 26 months, has had the longest ADC-S tenure in Big Red One history. His time in the 1st ID included MORE
Brig. Gen. Stephen D. Mundt, 1st Infantry Division Assistant Division Commander for Support, speaks at his farewell ceremony at Victory Park, Leighton Barracks, Wurzburg, Germany Mar. 29.  Mundt is departing the 1st ID after serving 26 months as the ADC-S. (Photo by Spc. Joe Alger, 1st Infantry Division Public Affairs Office)

Big Red One veterans reunite for annual dinner

May 08, 2007 — Current and former officers who have served in war with the 1st Infantry Division gathered in Washington D.C., April 2 for their 86th annual reunion dinner.Attending the reunion were veterans from World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Operation Desert Storm and Operation Iraqi Freedom. The reunion gives the veterans an opportunity to reunite with old MORE
Veterans who served as officers with the 1st Infantry Division during various wars salute the color guard during a reunion April 2 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Spc. Joe Alger, 1st Infantry Division Public Affairs Office)

1st ID Soldiers help celebrate liberation of Cheb

May 08, 2007 — CHEB, Czech Republic - Soldiers with the 1st Infantry Division were in Cheb April 28-30 to help the town celebrate the 60th anniversary of its liberation from the Nazis.The 1st Infantry Division played an integral role in extricating the Germans from the area during World War II. Modern-day 1st ID Soldiers provided a color guard for the MORE
Spc. Kevin Tangney, 1st Infantry Division trumpet player, greets local residents in Cheb, Czech Republic, on April 30, during the towns 60th anniversary celebration commemorating liberation from the Nazis.

New biological detection equipment tested at Harvey

May 08, 2007 — Like most civilian businesses, the U.S. Army is always updating its technology and equipment to stay with the times. And Soldiers with the 307th Chemical/Biological Detachment had a chance to test the new Biological Integrated Detection System (BIDS) April 18-22 on Harvey Barracks.We received the BIDS systems on Monday, and the rest of the week MORE
Soldiers from the 307th Chemical/Biological Detachment test the new Biological Detection System on April 19 at Harvey Barracks. (Photo by Spc. Joe Alger, 1st Infantry Division Public Affairs Office)