U.S. Troops Support Iraqi Provincial Elections

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • Iraqi Army Brig. Gen. Amer Khames Hameed, left, along with U.S. Army Lt. Col. William E. McRae, and Col. Timothy McGuire, walk to a voting site Jan. 26, 2009, in the Al Karradah district of eastern Baghdad, Iraq. U.S. soldiers and NPs checked on the security of several voting sites across the district in preparation for the Iraqi provincial elections on Jan. 31, 2009. More than 14,400 candidates competed for 440 seats in 14 of 18 Iraqi provinces. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Alex Licea
  • 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 Iraqi provincial elections. Smith is a platoon leader assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division's Headquarters Company, 3rd Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Alex Licea
  • U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Thomas Yaudas and Staff Sgt. Justin Works discuss potential security risks during polling site security assessments in the Abu T'shir community of the Rashid district in southern Baghdad, Iraq, Jan. 28, 2009. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Brent Williams
  • U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Robert Yaudas questions an Iraqi Police officer about local security near a polling site in the Abu T'shir community of the Rashid district of southern Baghdad, Iraq, Jan. 28, 2009. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Brent Williams
  • U.S. Army Staff Sgt. David Pena takes to the rooftops of a polling site during a leader's reconnaissance in preparation for Iraq's provincial elections in the Abu T'shir community of the Rashid District in southern Baghdad, Iraq, Jan. 28, 2009. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Brent Williams
  • U.S. Army Capt. Sean Tennimon completes a leader's reconnaissance in the Abu T'shir community of the Rashid district of southern Baghdad, Iraq, Jan. 28, 2009. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Brent Williams
  • U.S. Army Staff Sgt. David Pena, left, Sgt. 1st Class Thomas Yaudas, center and Capt. Sean Tennimon, conduct reconnaissance operations in the Abu T'shir community of the Rashid district in southern Baghdad, Iraq, Jan. 28, 2009. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Brent Williams
  • U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Timothy Long monitors radio traffic during security operations in the Abu T'shir community of the Rashid District in southern Baghdad, Iraq, Jan. 28, 2009. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Brent Williams
  • U.S. Army Staff Sgt. David Pena makes recommendations to an Abna al-Iraq security volunteer during security operations in the Abu T'shir community of the Rashid District in southern Baghdad, Iraq, Jan. 28, 2009. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Brent Williams
  • U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Thomas Yaudas, left, Staff Sgt. David Pena, center, and Staff Sgt. Justin Works, search buildings around a polling site in the Abu T'shir community of the Rashid district in southern Baghdad, Iraq, looking for potential avenues of approach, Jan. 28, 2009. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Brent Williams
  • An Iraqi little girl runs underneath campaign posters for a female candidate in Baghdad’s Sadr City neighborhood, Iraq, Jan. 29, 2009. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jerry Saslav
  • A campaign poster for Iraqi Prime Minister Al-Maliki hangs from a building in Baghdad’s Sadr City district, Iraq, Jan. 29, 2009. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jerry Saslav
  • An Iraqi army soldier stands guard at a school in Baghdad’s Sadr City district, Iraq, 
Jan. 29, 2009. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jerry Saslav
  • U.S. Army Col. Byron Freeman, left, and Iraqi Police Brig. Gen. Ali Adnan Yunis meet at the Provincial Directorate of Police headquarters in Baghdad, Iraq, Jan. 29, 2009. Freeman is the commander of the 8th Military Police"Watchdog" Brigade. The leaders discussed and reviewed security procedures as they made their preparations for the Jan. 31, 2009, provincial elections. U.S. Army Photo by Staff Sgt. Jessika Malott
  • U.S. Army soldiers pull security during a patrol in which Multinational Division Baghdad leaders visited provincial election polling sites in the Hurriyah area of Baghdad, Iraq, Jan. 29, 2009. The soldiers are assigned to 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Multi-National Division - Baghdad. U.S. forces visited the area to get a feel for the security situation at polling sites and will be providing outer-cordon security during the Jan. 31, 2009, provincial elections. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Brock Jones
  • U.S. Army Lt. Col. John Vermeesch, left, and Army Brig. Gen. William Grimsley, right, deputy commanding general of 4th Infantry Division and Multinational Division Baghdad, talk to an Iraqi Army soldier who is part of the security element guarding the polling site at Al-Aldala Boys Middle School in the Hurriyah area of Baghdad, Iraq, Jan. 29. 2009. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Brock Jones
  • U.S. Army Brig. Gen. William Grimsley, left, deputy commanding general of 4th Infantry Division and Multi-National Division - Baghdad, talks to an Iraqi army soldier, who is part of the security element guarding the polling site at Al-Aldala Boys Middle School in the Hurriyah area of Baghdad, Iraq, Jan. 29, 2009. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Brock Jones
  • Iraqi Policemen and Iraqi army soldiers work together to secure the provincial election polling site at the Al-Jihad Boys Elementary School in the Hurriyah area of Baghdad, Iraq, Jan 29, 2009. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Brock Jones
  • U.S Army soldiers stand by to provide support to Iraqi Army troops manning a checkpoint in Baghdad’s Sadr City district, Jan. 31, 2009. The Iraqi government held provincial elections in which 14,400 candidates competed for 440 seats in 14 of 18 Iraqi provinces. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jerry Saslav
  • U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Eyer, senior enlisted leader of the 1st Armored Division's 2nd Brigade Combat Team, speaks with Iraqi citizens while touring the different polling stations in Mada’in Qada, Iraq, Jan. 31, 2009. The combat team's soldiers partnered with the 9th Iraqi Army Division to help ensure safe and successful provincial elections in the area. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Kevin Holden
  • Iraqi National Police officers partnered with paratroopers assigned to the  82nd Airborne Division's 3rd Brigade Combat Team to conduct security operations outside a polling station in eastern Baghdad, Jan. 31, 2009. The U.S. soldiers assisted Iraqi security forces during the provincial elections.  U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Alex Licea
  • Iraqi police officers provide security as Iraqi citizens walk towards a polling site in Jabella, Iraq, to vote during the provincial elections in Babil Province on Jan. 31, 2009.  U.S. Navy Photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Wendy Wyman
  • Iraqi security forces ensure security as Iraqi citizens wait in line to vote at a polling site in Jabella, Iraq, during the provincial elections in Babil Province on Jan. 31, 2009.  U.S. Navy Photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Wendy Wyman
  • Several Iraqi men proudly hold up their ink-stained fingers, displaying proof that they have voted outside a polling site in Jabella, Iraq, during the provincial elections in Babil Province on Jan. 31, 2009.  U.S. Navy Photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Wendy Wyman