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Photos published April 3, 2006

Submitted by Chief Warrant Officer 3 Scott Higdon, U.S. Army, Camp Victory, Iraq. Col. James Coyne, the Multi-National Force-Iraq Staff Judge Advocate, shows off his new cigar lighter to Chief Warrant Officer 3 Edwin Diaz.

Submitted by Sgt. Scott A. Gurley, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 116th Field Artillery, Florida Army National Guard, deployed to Camp Phoenix, Kabul, Afghanistan. Soldiers from the 53rd Infantry Brigade tend to an Afghan boy during a medical mission just outside Kabul.

Submitted by Capt. Michelle Vergara, 50th Engineer Company, Logistics Support Area Anaconda, Iraq. This raft sits on the Tigris River, under the morning sunrise. Troops with the 50th Engineer Company, also known as “Pirates,” provide mobility for Company D, 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment.

Submitted by Staff Sgt. Kortne Wagaman, 332nd Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron. Senior Airman Anthony DiFlorio of the 332nd Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron talks with Omar, a 3-year-old Iraqi boy who was suffering from burns to 30 percent of his body. DiFlorio is a security forces airman who also volunteers at the hospital in Balad. “Helping him made me feel good about being there even though I knew I would miss the birth of my daughter due in March,” DiFlorio said.

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