FRIDAY FOTO (May 28, 2010)

May 28, 2010 at 7:59 am Leave a comment

Before the rockets’ red glare (Click on image to enlarge)

U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod

U.S. Army soldiers fire rounds from a Humvee-mounted .50-caliber machine gun at the base of a training target to show nearby helicopters where to fire their rockets during aerial-ground integration training between U.S. and Iraqi forces at Al Asad Air Base, Iraq, May 21, 2010. The soldiers are assigned to the 558th Military Police Company.

The 558th is an active-duty MP company under 728th MP Battalion, 8th MP Brigade, based in Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. While deployed in Iraq, it is attached to the 1st (Advise and Assist)  Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division. The 1/82 AAB brigade is  specially trained to help Iraqi civil and military institutions achieve and maintain security and stability on their own. 4GWAR posted an item on the advise and assist brigades on March 29.

Entry filed under: Counter Insurgency, Iraq, National Security and Defense, Photos, Skills and Training, Weaponry and Equipment. Tags: , , , .

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