An M1A1 Abrams main battle tank on it's way out of Iraq as part of the U.S military's drawdown.
Me...The Jihadists worst nightmare.
Me, playing "chem-lite" golf on the Iraqi border as we awaited word to cross.
Some more "down time". Sgt's Danny Ulino and Scott Lynch playing "Guitar Hero."
Sadaam Husseins palace under construction with French assistance, on his private lake. He was was hung before he could ever occupy it. Sadaam shut off Baghdad's entire water supply for three days so he could fill his private lake.
Another of Sadaam's residences. Bombed on the opening night of the invasion and watched live by millions on CNN as part of President Bush's "Shock and Awe" strategy.
This is what happens when a 2000 lb bomb falls through your palace ceiling.
SPC Tyler Miller-Cobb carrying spare .50 caliber machine gun barrels to be loaded onto the truck at the start of a mission
Here is what happens when a 15,000 lb up-armored gun truck fails to negotiate a turn and enters it at too high a speed. Fortunately, no one was seriously injured
Three of the reasons we're here
Loading ammunition into magazines prior to the start of a mission
SPC Jake Sere Poses next to a four-barrelled Russian anti aircraft gun somewhere in the Kuwaiti desert.
Concrete blast walls and tangled concertina wire line most of the MSR within the Iraqi cities. This one is just outside the city of Balad. They're supposed to keep insurgents from planting IED's along the road. If people can get through to glue posters to them, I dont think IED's are that much more difficult.
One of our FOB's in Central Iraq. The palm gorve and a small village are just outside the perimeter.