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01/30/2009

PLAN OF ACTION

U.S. Army Capt. Brian Sweigart discusses the best plan of action for searching an Istaqlal Qada neighborhood with an Iraqi police officer during a combined patrol northeast of Baghdad, Iraq, Jan. 23, 2009, to secure the community before the upcoming provincial elections. Sweigart commands the 25th Infantry Division's Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Brad Willeford

01/30/2009

SUNRISE STRETCH

U.S. Marines participate in physical training on the last day of a corporals course on Camp Lemonier, Djibouti, Jan. 29, 2008. The Marines are assigned to 9th Provisional Security Forces, Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa. The goal of the two-week course is developing the leadership skills of the corporals. U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Joseph L. Swafford Jr.

01/30/2009

IDITAROD DREAM

Alaska Army National Guard Staff Sgt. Harry Alexie runs 10 sled dogs on an 18-mile practice run near two-time Iditarod champion Lance Mackey’s ‘Comeback Kennel’ training facility in Fairbanks, Alaska, Jan. 30, 2009. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Paizley Ramsey

01/30/2009

INK POWER

An Iraqi police officer gives a “peace” sign as he shows his ink-stained finger after leaving a polling station in the New Baghdad district of eastern Baghdad, Jan. 28, 2009. The Iraqi government is holding early elections to enable Iraqi Security Forces and others with special needs to vote in provincial elections, scheduled for Jan. 31 for the general public. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Alex Licea

01/30/2009

POLLING STATION

U.S. Army 1st Lt. Steve Smith checks his surroundings during a voting site assessment Jan. 26, 2009, in the Al Karradah district of eastern Baghdad, Iraq, to prepare for upcoming provincial elections. Smith, a platoon leader, is assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division's Headquarters Company, 3rd Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Alex Licea

01/30/2009

BLANKET DRIVE

Iraq Brig. Gen. Ali Ibraheem Dabown and U.S. paratroopers hand out wool blankets to an Iraqi women during a humanitarian drive in the New Baghdad district of eastern Baghdad, Jan. 26, 2009. More than 500 Wool blankets, along with children's clothing and toys were distributed to citizens. The U.S. paratroopers are assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division's 2nd Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by 2nd Lt. Benjamin Balazs

01/30/2009

SNOW TUNNEL

U.S. Army soldiers drive toward Afghanistan's Salang tunnel in the Hindu Kush Mountain range to check on security, Jan. 30, 2009. The soldiers are assigned to the 101st Airborne Division's Company A, 101st Division Special Troop Battalion. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Scott Davis

01/30/2009

PLANNING HUDDLE

U.S. Army Soldiers discuss plans for security operations at a polling station in the Abu T'shir community of the Rashid district in southern Baghdad, Iraq, Jan. 28, 2009. The soldiers, assigned to the 4th Infantry Division's Troop C, 7th Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, will help Iraqi forces provide security during provincial elections on Jan. 31. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Brent Williams

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