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Spc. Lee Elder

Spc. Lee Elder
Specialist Lee Elder is a photographer and writer with the 133d Mobile Public Affairs Detachment, based in Iraq.
Capt. Joseph James, incoming battle captain with 5th Squadron, 73rd Cavalry, talks to Capt. Steven Munoz, outgoing battle captain

Special Troops Battalion Amazing Accomplishments – Rotates out to 5/73rd Cavalry

Helping the Iraqi security forces and local governments work together to defeat the insurgent threat and improve the lives of ordinary Iraqis has been the greatest accomplishment...
Staff Sgt. Ashley Campbell gives Sgt. 1st Class Lisa Mathews some tips while performing on a circuit set up by Australian Soldiers at Kirkush Military Training Base

Aussie Circuit Keeps Soldiers in Shape

Members of the U.S. Armed Forces are now doing nighttime circuit training hosted by members of the Australian Army Training Team Iraq.
Spc. Brian Koerner applies an IV to a mock patient during medical training

Province Reassignment Moves Two 4ID Battallions to 101st Airborne Control

Two battalions based at Fort Carson, Colo., are being moved from the 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, to the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division.
Iraqi Army Maj. Gen. Ahmed addresss his Soldiers at Transfer of Authority ceremony

Iraqi 5th Div Takes Charge of Military Operations in Diyala, Northern...

The Iraqi Army's 5th Division officially took charge of military operations in northern Iraq's Diyala Province from Coalition Forces during a ceremony held here today.
Stoking the fire during local Wiccan Monday ritual

Wiccans In The U.S. Military

Wiccans, who see the divine in all of creation to include nature, are a growing presence among military members. They embrace many of the ancient pagan customs...
Capt. Alejandro Rameriz gives up command

Blackhorse Troop Leadership Change, Muqdadiyah, Iraq

Soldiers from B Troop, 1st Squadron, 32nd Cavalry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, said goodbye to the only commander they have ever known.
Army Reserve Capt. Andrew Berry watches training

Military Trainer uses Police, Recovery and Army Skills to Train Iraqis

Capt. Andrew Berry, a member of the Military Training Team assisting the Iraqi Army's 3rd Battalion, 3rd Brigade, 5th Division, was called to active duty from the Inactive Ready Reserve.
Spc. Antonio Van Dyke and Spc. Derrick Parizek with rescued vehicle

Vehicle Bone Yard Comes to Life, Helps Iraqi Army

What started out as a project to alleviate mechanics' boredom between jobs has turned into a key way to enhance the combat capabilities of the fledgling Iraqi Army in northern Iraq.
Maj. Gabrielle Bryen, mental health officer

Smoking Cessation in a Combat Zone

A combat zone is not the ideal place for Soldiers to quit a bad habit, but a dozen took the plunge anyway during a recent Smoking Cessation Class.
Iraqi army Brig. Gen. Essa.

5th Iraqi Army Infantry Division Validation Exercise

MANDALI, Iraq - The Iraqi Army's 5th Division was out in force throughout eastern Diyala Province during a three-day division validation exercise.Two of the...
returning iraqi antiques

US Forces Return Antiques to Iraqi Government Museum

BAQUBAH, Iraq - When U.S. forces set out to return a collection of beautiful antique furniture worth more than $1 million to an Iraqi...

Ipswich Town Football Club Donates Uniforms to Hamrin, Iraq

Soon, Iraqi soccer players will be wearing new jerseys donated by the English football club Ipswich Town.

Paladins Ready: Teamwork in Iraq

Members of Company A, 3rd Battalion, 29th Field Artillery, are ready in a moment's notice to support U.S. and Coalition forces here in a powerful way.

Tennessee Guard Soldier Stays in Iraq to Continue Her Work

The largest deployment of Tennessee Army National Guard history ended in November when members of the 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment redeployed to Tennessee, but a handful of the unit remained.
cross stitch1

Motivated Medic Uses Cross-Stitch as Relaxation, Practice for Sutures

Spc. Michelle Huang, Company C, 426th Brigade Support Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, is attached to the 1-32 Cavalry at Forward Operating Base Normandy.