MND-B Photos: Reaching out to Salman Pak

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By Spc. Jesse Gross, 3rd BCT PAO, 82nd Abn. Div.

Salman Pak, Iraq – Company B, 1st Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division soldiers visited the town of Salman Pak, Iraq, 25 miles southeast of Baghdad for a humanitarian mission. U.S. medics assisted Iraqi medical personnel, to deliver free medical screening for local residents.

The U.S. soldiers delivered toys and soccer balls for the children.

Iraqi Army Soldiers help assemble a wheelchair, in the town of Salman Pak, Iraq.
Iraqi Army Soldiers help assemble a wheelchair, in the town of Salman Pak, Iraq.

BAGHDAD – Iraqi Army Soldiers help assemble a wheelchair during a combined humanitarian mission, in the town of Salman Pak, Iraq, 25 miles southeast of Baghdad. U.S. Paratroopers assigned to Company B, 1st Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, teamed up with their IA counterparts to provide much-needed goods to the town’s residents.

A U.S. Paratrooper, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, throws a soccer ball to a group of Iraqi children during a combined humanitarian mission.
A U.S. Paratrooper, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, throws a soccer ball to a group of Iraqi children during a combined humanitarian mission.

BAGHDAD – A U.S. Paratrooper assigned to Company B, 1st Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, throws a soccer ball to a group of Iraqi children during a combined humanitarian mission, in the town of Salman Pak, Iraq, 25 miles southeast of Baghdad. Iraqi soldiers and Paratroopers teamed up to provided school and recreational goods to the area’s citizens. U.S. medics were also on hand to assist Iraqi medical personnel during a free medical screening for local residents.

1st Lt. Shannon Martin, of Louisville, Ky., escorts an Iraqi woman and her child to receive a free medical screening.
1st Lt. Shannon Martin, of Louisville, Ky., escorts an Iraqi woman and her child to receive a free medical screening.

BAGHDAD – 1st Lt. Shannon Martin, of Louisville, Ky., escorts an Iraqi woman and her child in order to receive a free medical screening during a combined humanitarian mission, in the town of Salman Pak, Iraq, 25 miles southeast of Baghdad. The U.S. medics were on hand to assist Iraqi medical personnel provide screenings to the town’s residents. Martin serves with Company C, 82nd Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division.

An Iraqi medic prepares to give medicine to an Iraqi woman during a combined humanitarian mission, in the town of Salman Pak, Iraq.
An Iraqi medic prepares to give medicine to an Iraqi woman during a combined humanitarian mission, in the town of Salman Pak, Iraq.

BAGHDAD – An Iraqi medic prepares to give medicine to an Iraqi woman during a combined humanitarian mission, in the town of Salman Pak, Iraq, located in the Ma’dain region outside eastern Baghdad. U.S. medics assigned to Company C, 82nd Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, were also on hand to assist their Iraqi counterparts.

U.S. Paratrooper medics assist Iraqi medical personnel during a free medical screening for local residents in the town of Salman Pak, Iraq.
U.S. Paratrooper medics assist Iraqi medical personnel during a free medical screening for local residents in the town of Salman Pak, Iraq.

BAGHDAD – U.S. Paratroopers assigned to Company B, 1st Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, take a look at an Iraqi boy’s knee during a combined humanitarian mission, in the town of Salman Pak, Iraq, 25 miles southeast of Baghdad. U.S. medics were on hand to assist Iraqi medical personnel during a free medical screening for local residents. Iraqi Soldiers and American Paratroopers also teamed up to provided school and recreational supplies to the area’s citizens.

Sgt. Kristina Ray, of Enterprise, Alaska, a medic, hands a stuffed animal to an Iraqi girl.
Sgt. Kristina Ray, of Enterprise, Alaska, a medic, hands a stuffed animal to an Iraqi girl.

BAGHDAD – Sgt. Kristina Ray, of Enterprise, Alaska, a medic assigned to Company C, 82nd Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, hands a stuffed animal to an Iraqi girl during a combined humanitarian mission, in the town of Salman Pak, Iraq, 25 miles southeast of Baghdad. The U.S. medics were on hand to assist Iraqi medical personnel providing free medical screenings to the town’s residents. U.S. Paratroopers and Iraqi Soldiers also handed out some much welcomed school and recreational supplies during the mission.

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By Spc. Jesse Gross, 3rd BCT PAO, 82nd Abn. Div.