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US Army (USA) Specialists Fourth Class (SPC) Berneil Mills, Brandon Ashley and Robert Henderson, 940th Military Police Unit, Kentucky Army National Guard (KYARNG), Walton, Kentucky (KY), maintain watch near the south fence line of Forward Operation Base (FOB) Hotel near Najaf, Iraq, during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM. The team is using an M998 Up Armored High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) armed with a Browning M2 HB 0.50 heavy machine gun

US Army (USA) Specialists Fourth Class (SPC) Berneil Mills, Brandon Ashley and Robert Henderson, 940th Military Police Unit, Kentucky Army National Guard (KYARNG), Walton, Kentucky (KY), maintain watch near the south fence line of Forward Operation Base (FOB) Hotel near Najaf, Iraq, during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM. The team is using an M998 Up Armored High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) armed with a Browning M2 HB 0.50 heavy machine gun

 
 
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Base: Fob Hotel, Najaf

Country: Iraq (IRQ)

Scene Major Command Shown: 240th MP

Scene Camera Operator: PHC(Aw/Nac) Edward Martens, Usn

Release Status: Released to Public
Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Iraq War aka Operation IRAQI FREEDOM was the 2003 invasion of Iraq, led by U.S. Army General Tommy Franks, under the code-name "Operation Iraqi Freedom". 248,000 soldiers from the United States, 45,000 British soldiers, 2,000 Australian soldiers and 194 Polish soldiers from Special Forces unit GROM sent to Kuwait for the invasion. The invasion force was also supported by Iraqi Kurdish militia troops, estimated to number upwards of 70,000.

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23/04/2005
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