Sharing a few Pictures

All pictures courtesy of the 1st Cav News

Bardstown, Ky., native Sgt. Christopher Cichocki, a chemical defense specialist for Company C, 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, feeds grass to a goat in the village of Naif Al Hasan, Iraq June 20. An Iraqi boy (right) gave Cichocki the grass and also brought out a baby goat by that he wanted to show to the Soldier. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Jon Cupp, 1st BCT, 1st Cav. Div. Public Affairs)

Bardstown, Ky., native Sgt. Christopher Cichocki, a chemical defense specialist for Company C, 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, feeds grass to a goat in the village of Naif Al Hasan, Iraq June 20. An Iraqi boy (right) gave Cichocki the grass and also brought out a baby goat by that he wanted to show to the Soldier. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Jon Cupp, 1st BCT, 1st Cav. Div. Public Affairs)  

It looks like the child has taken the Soldier to the Petting Zoo!

Tacoma, Wash., native Spc. Austin Gamache, the mail clerk for the 610th Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, sorts mail in a 20-foot metal shipping container he converted into the battalion’s mail room. (U.S. Army photo)

Tacoma, Wash., native Spc. Austin Gamache, the mail clerk for the 610th Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, sorts mail in a 20-foot metal shipping container he converted into the battalion’s mail room. (U.S. Army photo)

Please note that the mail trailer is not nearly as full as it could be. Lets get those packages rolling to our guys and keep Spc. Gamache hopping!

Spc. Leo Pacheco, a rifleman with Company C, 2nd Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, entertains local children on the streets of northern Ghazaliya. A few months ago, the once prominent upper-middle class neighborhood had turned into a battleground of sectarian violence. The Soldiers from Fort Bliss, Texas helped stop the violence in the area. (U.S. Army photo by 1st Lt. Erik Klapmeier, 2nd Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment)Spc. Leo Pacheco, a rifleman with Company C, 2nd Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, entertains local children on the streets of northern Ghazaliya.  A few months ago, the once prominent upper-middle class neighborhood had turned into a battleground of sectarian violence.   The Soldiers from Fort Bliss, Texas helped stop the violence in the area. (U.S. Army photo by 1st Lt. Erik Klapmeier, 2nd Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment)

Great form Spc. Pancheo!  CNN headlines might read “Fierce Iraqi Citizens fight off American Soldier”

J/K… I love seeing the happy faces!

James Daniels flies past Brandon Jones during the Black Jack Basketball Championship game on FOB Prosperity, Baghdad, Iraq June 17. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Kap Kim, 2nd BCT, 1st Cav. Div. Public Affairs)

James Daniels flies past Brandon Jones during the Black Jack Basketball Championship game on FOB Prosperity, Baghdad, Iraq June 17. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Kap Kim, 2nd BCT, 1st Cav. Div. Public Affairs)

Wahoooo…. Our guys don’t need an airplane in order to fly!

The Ballers’ center, Swayne Jordan tries to get past the Headhunters’ Brandon Jones during the Black Jack Basketball Championship game on FOB Prosperity, Baghdad, Iraq June 17. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Kap Kim, 2nd BCT, 1st Cav. Div. Public Affairs) The Ballers’ center, Swayne Jordan tries to get past the Headhunters’ Brandon Jones during the Black Jack Basketball Championship game on FOB Prosperity, Baghdad, Iraq June 17.  (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Kap Kim, 2nd BCT, 1st Cav. Div. Public Affairs)

(one more Basketball pic) Ummm excuse me. Would you mind stepping to the side for a sec? You are blocking my shot.
Sgt. 1st Class Duane France, of St. Louis, from Company A, 2nd Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division, watches as the runners bolt out of the starting gate during the first 5K run at Forward Operating Base Rustamiyah June 16. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Courtney Marulli, 2nd BCT, 2nd Inf. Div. Public Affairs)

Sgt. 1st Class Duane France, of St. Louis, from Company A, 2nd Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division, watches as the runners bolt out of the starting gate during the first 5K run at Forward Operating Base Rustamiyah June 16. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Courtney Marulli, 2nd BCT, 2nd Inf. Div. Public Affairs)

Way to go… I appreciate ya’ll making me look bad. I just told Mr. J that it was too darn hot for me to get out and run.

While searching a house in Baghdad's Adhamiyah neighborhood June 14, San Antonio, Texas-native Spc. Ruben Chavez of Company C, 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, gets some help beating the summer heat from children he found playing in a kiddie pool in the kitchen. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Mike Pryor, 2nd BCT, 82nd Airborne Division Public Affairs)

While searching a house in Baghdad’s Adhamiyah neighborhood June 14, San Antonio, Texas-native Spc. Ruben Chavez of Company C, 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, gets some help beating the summer heat from children he found playing in a kiddie pool in the kitchen. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Mike Pryor, 2nd BCT, 82nd Airborne Division Public Affairs)

Media Headlines: Iraqi Children keep Americans at bay with superior Water Tactics.  I am becoming quite skilled at this!

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2 Responses to Sharing a few Pictures

  1. Leta says:

    What an incredibly WONDERFUL post!!! Thank you so very much for sharing these great photos. AND….I gotta agree with you – they need so much mail they have to commandeer ANOTHER conex! Get busy people!

  2. cavmom says:

    The Military has some very skilled writers and photographers! Big thanks to them for sharing the pics.

    …And No Son, I would never use the money you gave us for the car to send out more care packages… hehehe… 😉

    (My fantastic L’il Trooper bought a car from us)

    … and Dad J said, “Son, your Mom is grown up now. If she wants to spend every penny of the money on you, I will not try to stop her.” 😀

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