PHOTOS: FA Soldiers train SoI, patrol Baghdad

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4th BCT, 10th Mtn. Div. (L), MND-B

Comparoni

FORWARD OPERATING BASE RUSTAMIYAH, Iraq – Pfc. Bryan Comparoni, an artilleryman from Las Vegas, assigned to Battery B, 5th Battalion, 25th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light), Multi-National Division – Baghdad, demonstrates proper weapons-handling techniques to Sons of Iraq (Abna al-Iraq) members May 21. Comparoni and his comrades provided classes on muzzle awareness and the rules of engagement. (U.S. Army photo from 4th BCT, 10th Mtn. Div.)

Spears

FORWARD OPERATING BASE RUSTAMIYAH, Iraq – Pvt. Anthony Spears, an artilleryman from Franklin, Indiana, assigned to Battery B, 5th Battalion 25th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light), Multi-National Division – Baghdad, talks to an Iraqi boy while on dismounted patrol in a Riyadh muhalla May 21.(U.S. Army photo from 4th BCT, 10th Mtn. Div.)

Spc. Michael Toigo, an artilleryman from Merrillville, Ind., 10th Mountain Division, takes time to talk with an Iraqi boy in a neighborhood school while patrolling in the Riyadh area of Baghdad. Cork

FORWARD OPERATING BASE RUSTAMIYAH, Iraq – Sgt. Entzminger Cork, a chemical specialist from Ackerman, Miss., assigned to Battery B, 5th Battalion, 25th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light), Multi-National Division – Baghdad, talks to an Iraqi National Policeman in front of a National Police headquarters building in Baghdad May 21. Cork and his comrades partner with the INPs daily to protect innocent Iraqi citizens from militants.

(U.S. Army photo from 4th BCT, 10th Mtn. Div.)

Dorris

FORWARD OPERATING BASE RUSTAMIYAH, Iraq – Spc. Thomas Dorris, an artilleryman from Winnemucca, Nev., assigned to Battery B, 5th Battalion, 25th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light), Multi-National Division – Baghdad, provides security from his gunner’s hatch while on patrol in Karadah May 21. Dorris patrols the muhallas in Riyadh to ensure streets are safe while looking for suspicious activities.(U.S. Army photo from 4th BCT, 10th Mtn. Div.)

Lane

FORWARD OPERATING BASE RUSTAMIYAH, Iraq – Pfc. Scott Lane, an artilleryman from Bend, Ore., assigned to Battery B, 5th Battalion, 25th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light), Multi-National Division – Baghdad, sits in a parked car as Sons of Iraq (Abna al-Iraq) guards prepare to demonstrate they know how to properly search a vehicle May 21. Lane and his comrades taught the SOI guards how to properly search a vehicle and gave them ideas on exactly what to look for and the places to find it.(U.S. Army photo from 4th BCT, 10th Mtn. Div.)

Simon

FORWARD OPERATING BASE RUSTAMIYAH, Iraq – Pvt. Winston Simon III, an artilleryman from Houston, assigned to Battery B, 5th Battalion 25th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light), Multi-National Division – Baghdad, provides security from his gunner’s hatch while on patrol in Karadah May 21. Simon patrols the muhallas in Riyadh to ensure streets are safe while looking for suspicious activities.(U.S. Army photo from 4th BCT, 10th Mtn. Div.)

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