Third Army in Iraq: Photos

Earth-Shattering Ka-boom!

COB SPEICHER, Iraq (June 16, 2006) – Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 321st Field Artillery Regiment fire the M198 howitzer during an exercise at Contingency Operating Base Speicher, Iraq. Photo by Staff Sgt. Alfred Johnson.

Smiles All Around

SINJAR, Iraq (June 16, 2006) – Pfc. Chris Lunsford, from the 172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, makes a friend while on patrol in Sinjar, Iraq. Photo by Staff Sgt. Jacob Bailey.

Three Colours: Iraq

RAMADI, Iraq (June 15, 2006) – While covering their movements with smoke, a Soldier attached to the I Marine Expeditionary Force signals a Marine to cross a street during a firefight with insurgents in Ramadi, Iraq. Photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Samuel C. Peterson.

Black-Hawk Up

FORWARD OPERATING BASE SUMMERALL, Iraq (June 9, 2006) – An Army UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter descends to extract U.S. Army soldiers from an area west of Forward Operating Base Summerall, Iraq, during operations on June 9, 2006. The soldiers are attached to the 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division. Photo by Spc. Charles W. Gill, U.S. Army.

Nary a Tomcat

PERSIAN GULF (May 20, 2006) – The Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Rainier, center, provides fuel for the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan, bottom, and the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell in the Persian Gulf May 20, 2006. All three ships are assigned to the Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group, which is conducting maritime security operations in support of Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom.

Steel Beasts

MUSHAHADA, Iraq (May 18, 2006) – Iraqi soldiers from 9th Mechanized Division pass through a highway checkpoint while en route to Camp Taji, Iraq Thursday May 18, 2006.

All these great photos, and more, over at the US Third Army Coalition Forces Land Component Command web-site.

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—posted by Nicholas.