PHOTOS: MND-B Soldiers maintain daily operations in Rashid

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982nd Combat Camera (Abn.), attached to 1st BCT, 4th Inf. Div., MND-B

U.S. Army Sgt. Hy Thai, a cavalry scout, and Sgt. Tim Birk, a cable systems installer discuss the operations plan before conducting a convoy in the Rashid district of southern Baghdad.
U.S. Army Sgt. Hy Thai, a cavalry scout, and Sgt. Tim Birk, a cable systems installer discuss the operations plan before conducting a convoy in the Rashid district of southern Baghdad.

FORWARD OPERATING BASE FALCON, Iraq – U.S. Army Sgt. Hy Thai, a cavalry scout and a native of Monterey Park, Calif., along with Sgt. Tim Birk, a cable systems installer from Cold Water, Mich., both assigned to Company B, 1st Special Troops Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Multi-National Division – Baghdad, discuss the operations plan before conducting a convoy in the Rashid district of southern Baghdad. Thai and Birk serve in the 1st STB’s Personal Security Detachment, Headquarters and Headquarters Company.

Sgt. Hy Thai, a cavalry scout, provides flank security for 1st BCT Embedded Provincial Reconstruction team, during a visit to Al Rashid Public Library.
Sgt. Hy Thai, a cavalry scout, provides flank security for 1st BCT Embedded Provincial Reconstruction team, during a visit to Al Rashid Public Library.

FORWARD OPERATING BASE FALCON, Iraq – Sgt. Hy Thai, a cavalry scout from Monterey Park, Calif., assigned to Company B, 1st Special Troops Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Multi-National Division – Baghdad, provides flank security for members of the 1st BCT Embedded Provincial Reconstruction team and Company D, 404th Civil Affairs Battalion, during a visit to Al Rashid Public Library in the Rashid district of southern Baghdad. Thai serves in the 1st STB’s Personal Security Detachment, Headquarters and Headquarters Company.

Iraqi students walk to class near Al Rashid Public Library in the Doura community.
Iraqi students walk to class near Al Rashid Public Library in the Doura community.

FORWARD OPERATING BASE FALCON, Iraq – Iraqi students walk to class near Al Rashid Public Library in the Doura community during the morning in southern Baghdad. Soldiers of the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Multi-National Division – Baghdad, provided security for members of the 1st BCT Embedded Provincial Reconstruction team and Company D, 404th Civil Affairs Battalion, during a visit to Al Rashid Public Library in the Rashid district of southern Baghdad.

Staff Sgt. Andrew Glover, a multichannel transmission systems operator, points to an unidentified person during security operations in the Rashid district of southern Baghdad.
Staff Sgt. Andrew Glover, a multichannel transmission systems operator, points to an unidentified person during security operations in the Rashid district of southern Baghdad.

FORWARD OPERATING BASE FALCON, Iraq – Staff Sgt. Andrew Glover, a multi-channel transmission systems operator from Summerville, S.C., assigned to Company B, 1st Special Troops Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Multi-National Division – Baghdad, points his finger in the direction of an unidentified person during security operations in the Rashid district of southern Baghdad. Glover serves in the 1st STB’s Personal Security Detachment, Headquarters and Headquarters Company.

By Sgt. Gustavo Olgiati

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