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Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, prepare to conduct a night patrol from Contingency Operating Station Kalsu near the city of Hilla, Iraq.
Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, prepare to conduct a night patrol from Contingency Operating Station Kalsu near the city of Hilla, Iraq. (Joshua L. DeMotts/Stars and Stripes)
Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, prepare to conduct a night patrol from Contingency Operating Station Kalsu near the city of Hilla, Iraq.
Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, prepare to conduct a night patrol from Contingency Operating Station Kalsu near the city of Hilla, Iraq. (Joshua L. DeMotts/Stars and Stripes)
Sgt. Steven Spurrell, with 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, scans the area during a night patrol from Contingency Operating Station Kalsu near the city of Hilla, Iraq.
Sgt. Steven Spurrell, with 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, scans the area during a night patrol from Contingency Operating Station Kalsu near the city of Hilla, Iraq. (Joshua L. DeMotts/Stars and Stripes)
Sgt. Steven Spurrell with 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, stands at the ready while visiting an Iraqi police station in Tunis, Iraq, during a night patrol conducted from Contingency Operating Station Kalsu near the city of Hilla, Iraq.
Sgt. Steven Spurrell with 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, stands at the ready while visiting an Iraqi police station in Tunis, Iraq, during a night patrol conducted from Contingency Operating Station Kalsu near the city of Hilla, Iraq. (Joshua L. DeMotts/Stars and Stripes)
First Lt. David Coleman, with 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, visits an Iraqi police station during a night patrol conducted from Contingency Operating Station Kalsu near the city of Hilla, Iraq.
First Lt. David Coleman, with 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, visits an Iraqi police station during a night patrol conducted from Contingency Operating Station Kalsu near the city of Hilla, Iraq. (Joshua L. DeMotts/Stars and Stripes)
Soldiers with 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division observe illumination rounds  during a night patrol conducted from Contingency Operating Station Kalsu near the city of Hilla, Iraq. The illumination rounds are fired to deter terrorist activity.
Soldiers with 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division observe illumination rounds during a night patrol conducted from Contingency Operating Station Kalsu near the city of Hilla, Iraq. The illumination rounds are fired to deter terrorist activity. (Joshua L. DeMotts/Stars and Stripes)

Members of 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division conduct a night patrol from Contingency Operating Station Kalsu near the city of Hilla in Babil province, Iraq.Patrols are conducted to provide security for COS Kalsu during the U.S. military’s transition out of Iraq. The 1st Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division will be the last U.S. military unit to occupy COS Kalsu as they prepare to hand the COS over to the government of Iraq.

— Joshua L. DeMotts/Stars and Stripes

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