IRAQ 2003 

Sky Soldiers at their best!

 

Time in Iraq!

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Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Todd Oliver, SETAF Public Affairs

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Surrounded by a symphony of hums and hisses, Maj. Robert Gowan (left) and 1st Lt. Brian Nash of the 173rd Airborne Brigade, Vicenza, Italy, walk through a corridor of pipes at the large oil facility north of Kirkuk in northern Iraq.

The Kirkuk facility also produces natural gas, according to Hassan Shunasi, the facility's shift control operator. Pictured with Shunasi is U.S. Army 1st Lt. Brian Nash, 25, of East Grand Rapids, Mich. Nash is the executive officer for Delta Battery, 319th Field Artillery, 173rd Airborne Brigade.

A month ago, the 173rd Airborne Brigade, commanded by Army Col. Bill Mayville, was focused on fighting the Iraqi army. Now Mayville's troops — and others across the country — are fighting to maintain the peace. The 43-year-old commander — and "mayor" of Kirkuk — meets frequently with local leaders to gauge the needs of an area that includes roughly a million people and scores of villages

U.S. Army Col. Bill Mayville often meets with local leaders of all walks of life. Several days ago he met with 10 members of the Salhi tribe, whose ancestral land includes the vast oil and natural gas fields north of Kirkuk, Iraq.
 

Soldier of U.S. Army 173rd Airborne Brigade adjusts his gas mask prior to an air analysis mission near an oil and gas separation plant at the Baba Gurgur oil field outside northern Iraqs town of Kirkuk May 3, 2003.

 

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Able Company, 2/503rd, 2nd Platoon - (Left to Right) SSG Fehl, SPC Fraley, SPC Manana, SGT Charo & SPC Campbell

Able Company, 2/503rd, 2nd Platoon - SFC Gueringer with the Iraqi Police

Able Company, 2/503rd, 2nd Platoon - Platoon SGT & Squad Leaders (Left to Right) SSG Hogan, SSG Fehl, SFC Gueringer, SSG Pasion, SSG Kahler

Able Company, 2/503rd, 2nd Platoon - (Top Row, Left to Right) SSG Hogan, SFC Gueringer, SSG Fehl, LT Lee, SSG Kahler, (Bottom Row) SSG Pasion with the Iraqi Police

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(Photo by

Pfc. Brandon
Aird, 173rd PAO)

 

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Aird, 173rd PAO)

 

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Photo By Sgt. First Class Todd Oliver
SETAF Public Affairs NCOIC

A company, 1/508th provide security as the rest of their team moves upstairs to secure a building inside an abandoned Iraqi military base.

Pfc. Danny Thurman takes aim as his fellow squad members rush upstairs while securing the upstairs area in a building on a former Iraqi military base.

After observing a local man walking into a field to discard of a rug, Sgt. Jason Weaver and Spc. Eric Biggs discover two AK47 rifles hidden. A further search of the immediate area and village revealed no other weapons. The man could not be found to question.

Concealed in a valley in Bashur, Iraq is Sniper Sgt. Chris Sanchez, Headquarters and Headquarters Company’s scout platoon, 2nd Battalion Airborne, 503rd Infantry Regiment. Sanchez is observing a very heavily used highway that leads to Kirkuk, Iraq.

John B. Pellet, Alpha Company, 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, guards a checkpoint in Bashur, Iraq. The 503rd jumped into the region with the 173rd Airborne Brigade to secure an airfield for future airborne operations.

Sgt. Jonathan Brooks gets promoted to staff sergeant Thursday while the soldiers are deployed to northern Iraq

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Aird, 173rd PAO)

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Aird, 173rd PAO)

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Aird, 173rd PAO)

 

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1Sgt. Toby Boland,

C-1/508th tries out some nuts in Kirkuk

SSGT Lester,

C-1/508th searching

Spc. Faherty,

C-1/508th eats in a local restraunt in Kirkuk

HHC Officers

Sun Set in Iraq

2nd platoon,
Charlie, 508th

HHC 1-508th Scouts

left is Spc. Matthew
Baden

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