Saturday, March 12, 2005

A Moment At the QRF Shack


Sergeant Mangin enjoys a bowl of Cheerio's and I take in some light reading while relaxing and watching some of the guys play horseshoes. Mangin often wishes he had as much hair as I do. We are sitting on the front porch of the QRF (Quick Reaction Force) Shack. Durring our QRF shift our section eats and sleeps here and must be ready to roll out in a moments notice.

Tuesday, March 01, 2005

"Step Away From the Vehicle"


Soldiers from G Troop, 1st Platoon, search a vehicle at a TCP (Traffic Control Point). TCP's are set up at random times in random places in an attempt to capture insurgents transporting weapons within our area of operations. Most Iraqi's stop and follow our instructions willingly. But then who would resist when surrounded by heavily armed soldiers and Humvee's? This picture was taken by a photographer from the Oregonian who was embedded with us for a few days. Thanks for the pictures Randy.