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Photos published February 20, 2006

Submitted by Robert T. Edmiston, captain, Training Officer WSI Fire and Emergency Services. A Cobra helicopter sets down on the landing zone at sunset at Forward Operating Base Ar Ramadi, Al Anbar Province, Iraq.

Submitted by Brad Shawhan. A U.S. soldier patrols along the Tigris River in Iraq.

Submitted by Lt. Col. Thomas Leonard. Sgt. Kelly Meggison, U.S. Army Reserve, sitting in the .50 caliber turret of his High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV). Sgt. Meggison is a HMMWV gunner with the “Rough Riders” Convoy Escort Platoon of the Multi-National Security Transition Command Iraq (MNSTC-I), in Baghdad. The photo was shot at the staging area on Route Irish, adjacent to Camp Victory late in the afternoon as the sun was beginning to set, while he was preparing to escort a convoy back to the Baghdad International Zone.

Submitted by Col. William J. Scott, commander, 160th Signal Brigade, Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. A group of soldiers wait for a flight to Baghdad at the Ali Al Salem Air Base in Kuwait just before Christmas.

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