‘Comanche’ Troop Soldiers Enforce Driving Ban for Iraq’s Provincial Elections

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FORWARD OPERATING BASE FALCON, Iraq – Spc. Cody Cornwall, a cavalry scout from Pocatello, Idaho, assigned to Troop C, 7th Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Multi-National Division – Baghdad, searches the vehicle of an Iraqi citizen caught driving during Iraq’s Ministry of Interior no driving ban implemented to reinforce security measures during Iraq’s Provincial Elections yesterday.

Soldiers of the 1st “Raider” Brigade doubled their presence, increasing security patrols and pushing more Soldiers into the Abu T’shir and Saha communities of the Rashid district in southern Baghdad to assist Iraqi Security Forces secure Iraq’s third democratic elections since the beginning of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003.

Spc. Cody Cornwall, a cavalry scout from Pocatello, Idaho, assigned to Troop C, 7th Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4ID, MND B, searches the vehicle of an Iraqi citizen caught driving during Iraq Ministry of Interior no driving ban
U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Brent Williams, 1st BCT PAO, 4ID, MNDB

Police Escort

FORWARD OPERATING BASE FALCON, Iraq – Staff Sgt. Jason Hellums, cavalry scout section leader from Fort Washington, Ky.; and Sgt. Morgan Mitchell, team leader from South Jordan, Utah, both assigned to Troop C, 7th Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Multi-National Division – Baghdad, coordinate with Iraqi National Police to escort a citizen caught early in the morning violating the Ministry of Interior’s no-driving ban yesterday to reinforce security for Iraq’s Provincial Elections.

Soldiers of “Comanche” Troop doubled their patrols, putting more Soldiers in the Abu T’shir and Saha communities of the Rashid district in southern Baghdad to assist Iraqi Security Forces secure the landmark elections.

Staff Sgt. Jason Hellums, cavalry scout section leader from Fort Washington, Ky.; and Sgt. Morgan Mitchell, team leader from South Jordan, Utah, both assigned to Troop C, 7th Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4ID, MND B, coordinate with Iraqi National Police to escort a citizen caught early in the morning violating the Ministry of Interior no driving ban
Staff Sgt. Jason Hellums, cavalry scout section leader from Fort Washington, Ky.; and Sgt. Morgan Mitchell, team leader from South Jordan, Utah, both assigned to Troop C, 7th Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4ID, MND B, coordinate with Iraqi National Police to escort a citizen caught early in the morning violating the Ministry of Interior no driving ban

Vasquez

FORWARD OPERATING BASE FALCON, Iraq – Spc. Nelson Vasquez, a cavalry scout from Nelson, Calif., assigned to the Troop C, 7th Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Multi-National Division – Baghdad, maintains a vigilant eye for potential threats during security patrols in the Abu T’shir community of the Rashid district in southern Baghdad yesterday.

Vasquez and Soldiers of “Comanche” Troop doubled up on security operations, searching for weapons and patrolling the streets of southeastern Rashid during the nation’s Provincial Elections to assist Iraqi Security Forces provide security and stability for southern Baghdad.

Spc. Nelson Vasquez, a cavalry scout from Nelson, Calif., assigned to the Troop C, 7th Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4ID, MND B, maintains a vigilant eye for potential threats during security patrols in the Abu Tshir community of the Rashid district in southern Baghdad.
Spc. Nelson Vasquez, a cavalry scout from Nelson, Calif., assigned to the Troop C, 7th Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4ID, MND B, maintains a vigilant eye for potential threats during security patrols in the Abu Tshir community of the Rashid district in southern Baghdad.

Iraqi National Police Check Point

FORWARD OPERATING BASE FALCON, Iraq – Iraqi National Police from the 1st Battalion, 3rd Abu Risha Brigade, attached to the 7th Brigade, 2nd National Police Division, man a security checkpoint on the southern side of Abu T’shir yesterday.

Soldiers of Troop C, 7th Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Multi-National Division – Baghdad, increased their security presence in the Abu T’shir community of the Rashid district in southern Baghdad to assist the Iraqi Security Forces and the Government of Iraq provide security during Iraq’s Provincial Elections.

Iraqi National Police from the 1st Battalion, 3rd Abu Risha Brigade, attached to the 7th Brigade, 2nd National Police Division, man a security checkpoint on the southern side of Abu Tshir
Iraqi National Police from the 1st Battalion, 3rd Abu Risha Brigade, attached to the 7th Brigade, 2nd National Police Division, man a security checkpoint on the southern side of Abu Tshir

Inside Out

FORWARD OPERATING BASE FALCON, Iraq – Spc. Mack Pinson, a cavalry scout from Lincoln Park, Mich., assigned to Troop C, 7th Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Multi-National Division – Baghdad, searches a car at a traffic control point in the Abu T’shir community of the Rashid district in southern Baghdad yesterday.

Soldiers of the 1st “Raider” Brigade took to the streets to enforce the driving ban implemented by the Government of Iraq to reinforce security measures and protect Iraq’s Provincial Elections. Coalition Forces doubled their patrols, pushing more Soldiers into the communities and neighborhoods to secure the elections.

Spc. Mack Pinson, a cavalry scout from Lincoln Park, Mich., assigned to Troop C, 7th Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4ID, MND B, searches a car at a traffic control point in the Abu Tshir community of the Rashid district in southern Baghdad
Spc. Mack Pinson, a cavalry scout from Lincoln Park, Mich., assigned to Troop C, 7th Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4ID, MND B, searches a car at a traffic control point in the Abu Tshir community of the Rashid district in southern Baghdad

Head to Toe

FORWARD OPERATING BASE FALCON, Iraq – Spc. Mack Pinson, a cavalry scout from Lincoln Park, Mich., assigned to Troop C, 7th Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Multi-National Division – Baghdad, searches an Iraqi citizen caught driving during Iraq’s Ministry of Interior ban on driving to reinforce security measures in support of Iraq’s Provincial Elections yesterday.

The Soldiers of “Comanche” Troop doubled their security operations in the Abu T’shir and Saha communities of the Rashid district in southern Baghdad to assist Iraqi Security Forces provide security for Iraq’s third democratic election since the beginning of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003.

Spc. Mack Pinson, a cavalry scout from Lincoln Park, Mich., assigned to Troop C, 7th Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4ID, MND B, searches an Iraqi citizen caught driving during Iraq Ministry of Interior ban on driving to reinforce security measures in support of Iraq Provincial Elections.
Spc. Mack Pinson, a cavalry scout from Lincoln Park, Mich., assigned to Troop C, 7th Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4ID, MND B, searches an Iraqi citizen caught driving during Iraq Ministry of Interior ban on driving to reinforce security measures in support of Iraq Provincial Elections.

By Sgt. 1st Class Brent Williams

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