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Photos published July 23, 2006

Submitted by Willy Rivera, Laboratory Analyst KBR at Forward Operating Base Loyalty, Baghdad. I was driving around the FOB and noticed some guys were suited up, and was glad to see they were only playing volleyball, crossed with some training I’m sure. Who said work/training had to be boring?

Submitted by Spc. Christopher J. Deery Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2-136th Combat Arms Battalion. Spc. Donavan Hellkemp with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2-136th CAB introduces himself to the newest member of the team, Ajax. Ajax, with the Marine K-9 unit located at Camp Al Taqaddum, Iraq, frequently accompanies troops on missions.

Submitted by Sgt. Laura A. Bearfield, Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 1st Battalion, 188th Air Defense Artillery Battalion. Soldiers from the 1-188th Air Defense Artillery Security Forces, North Dakota Army National Guard, along with soldiers from the 91st Military Police Battalion, 10th Mountain Division, rise from a moment of prayer at Bagram, Afghanistan, held at the conclusion of a Fallen Comrade Ceremony for North Dakota soldiers Sgt. Travis Van Zoest and Spc. Curtis Mehrer. Both soldiers were killed in action on June 6.

Submitted by Kurt Eulenfeld, Forward Operating Base Warhorse, Iraq. Army Sgt. D. Fraser and the 978th Military Police Company from FOB Warhorse pass out toys to children.

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