PHOTOS: FOB Rustamiyah Prepares to Close

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982nd Combat Camera Co. (ABN), attached to 3rd BCT, 82nd Abn. Div., MND-B

An Iraqi contractor helps Staff Sgt. Russell Walls, take down a barrier wall at Forward Operating Base Rustamiyah in eastern Baghdad.
An Iraqi contractor helps Staff Sgt. Russell Walls, take down a barrier wall at Forward Operating Base Rustamiyah in eastern Baghdad.

FORWARD OPERATING BASE RUSTAMIYAH, Iraq – An Iraqi contractor helps Staff Sgt. Russell Walls, take down a barrier wall at Forward Operating Base Rustamiyah in eastern Baghdad. The barrier walls were removed in preparation for the closure of the base, which is scheduled to be transferred to the Iraqi government by the end of March. Walls, a native of Warsaw, N.Y., is assigned to the 82nd Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Multi-National Division – Baghdad.

An Iraqi contractor and Staff Sgt. Russell Walls take down a barrier wall at FOB Rustamiyah in preparation for the closure of the base.
An Iraqi contractor and Staff Sgt. Russell Walls take down a barrier wall at FOB Rustamiyah in preparation for the closure of the base.

FORWARD OPERATING BASE RUSTAMIYAH, Iraq – An Iraqi contractor helps Staff Sgt. Russell Walls, take down a barrier wall at Forward Operating Base Rustamiyah in eastern Baghdad. The barrier walls were removed in preparation for the closure of the base, which is scheduled to be transferred to the Iraqi government by the end of March. Walls, a native of Warsaw, N.Y., is assigned to the 82nd Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Multi-National Division – Baghdad.

Staff Sgt. Russell Walls oversees Iraqi contractors remove a barrier wall at FOB Rustamiyah.
Staff Sgt. Russell Walls oversees Iraqi contractors remove a barrier wall at FOB Rustamiyah.

FORWARD OPERATING BASE RUSTAMIYAH, Iraq – Staff Sgt. Russell Walls oversees Iraqi contractors remove a barrier wall at Forward Operating Base Rustamiyah in eastern Baghdad. The barrier walls were removed in preparation for the closure of the base, which is scheduled to be transferred to the Iraqi government by the end of March. Walls, a native of Warsaw, N.Y., is assigned to the 82nd Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Multi-National Division – Baghdad.

Flat bed trucks loaded with barrier walls prepare to leave FOB Rustamiyah prior to base closure.
Flat bed trucks loaded with barrier walls prepare to leave FOB Rustamiyah prior to base closure.

FORWARD OPERATING BASE RUSTAMIYAH, Iraq – Flat bed trucks loaded with barrier walls prepare to leave Forward Operating Base Rustamiyah in eastern Baghdad. The barrier walls were removed in preparation for the closure of the base, which is scheduled to be transferred to the Iraqi government by the end of March.

By Spc. Josh Lowery