U.S. Army Spc. Joel LeMaistre, a Soldier assigned to Joint Combat Camera-Iraq, documents video footage of a weapons cache discovered near K-3, Iraq, April 13. The EOD team came to detonate a cache of more than 30 120-mm Russian Mortar rounds the Golden Lions of the Combined Security Force discovered during a cache search.
Capt. Joe Byrnes, 554th Engineer Battalion, prepares a Talon robot during the IED 9-Line event of the 2010 Best Sapper Competition, April 19, at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. Byrnes and his teammate, Capt. Jason Castro won the this year’s competition.
U.S. Army Soldiers provide security as a convoy passes through a valley in southern Wardak province, Afghanistan, April 29, 2010. The soldiers are assigned to the 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Spc. De’Yonte Mosley
U.S. Army Sgt. Colin Unverzagt provides security after exiting a CH-47 Chinook helicopter with other soldiers during an operation in Afghanistan’s Khost province, April 23, 2010. The operation is being conducted to reintroduce a coalition presence, help Afghan forces clear the Shembowat Valley and communicate with village elders in the province. The Soldiers are assigned to 101st Airborne Division’s Charlie Troop, 1st Squadron, 33rd Cavalry Regiment. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jeffrey Alexander
U.S. Army solders travel dismounted through a creek in the village of Babus, May 7, Pole-Elam District, Afghanistan. The soldiers are assigned to 264th Route Clearance Company, 27th Engineer Battalion, Task Force Tiger Engineer Brigade.
U.S. Army Soldiers jump from a hovering CH-47 Chinook helicopter during the helo-cast event on day two of the Best Sapper Competition, Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., April 20, 2010. The Best Sapper Competition gives engineers throughout the Army the opportunity to compete in a grueling six phase and three day competition to determine who are the best engineers in the Army. DoD photo by Benjamin Faske
U.S. Army members with 782nd Alpha Company, make their way around gigantic Improvised Explosive Device blast holes that where created just a few hours prior to their convoy passing through April 30, Southern Afghanistan. The U.S. Army convoy just ahead of the 782nd suffered one casualty from the IED blast and several wounded soldiers. IED’s are amongst the top threat to U.S. and Coalition forces serving in Afghanistan right now.
U.S. Army Sgt. David M. Pooler of 1st. Platoon, Able Company, 2-503 Battalion Airborne, 173 Airborne Brigade Combat Team from Vincenza, Italy scans the area across the Kunar river as he provides security iin the Noorgal district on May 01, 2010, Konar province, Afghanistan. This was part of a community development council meeting. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Lorenzo Ware/ Released)
U.S. Army Warrant Officer Rick Fleming, left, and U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Elaine Jackson, assigned to the Alaska National Guard, cut through the fresh powder in preparation for the 2010 Alaska National Guard Iron Dog snowmobile race, Camp Denali, Alaska, Feb. 16, 2010. Alaska National Guard photo by U.S. Army Pfc. Karina Paraoan
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