PICRYL
PICRYLThe World's Largest Public Domain Source
  • homeHome
  • searchSearch
  • photo_albumStories
  • collectionsCollections
  • infoAbout
  • star_rateUpgrade
  • account_boxLogin

Embarkation at Woolwich of the B Battery, Fourth Brigade of Royal Field Artillery on board the MELBOURNE for Canada

"De-cootieized" and happy These men of B Battery, 102nd F.A., have had their baths, their cresol solution, their fresh underclothing, new or disinfected O.D. clothing, their "cooties" are gone and they are going "home" as merry as small boys from a school picnic (Saacy, August 10, 1918).

Private Donnie Smith of B Battery, 1ST Battalion, 7th Air Defense Artillery rushes to uncover a camouflaged HAWK surface-air-to-air missile launcher during joint Air Force and US Readiness Command training exercise Brave Shield XIX

Artwork: "Artillerymen From B Battery, 6/27th, Waiting for a Plane to Song Be at Bien Hoa AFB in October 1969" Artist: George Clark, USAF Art Collection

The missile pod of an M270 227 mm multiple launch rocket system from B Battery, 1ST Battalion, 92nd Field Artillery, is raised into the firing position during SPEARPOINT '84, a phase of Exercise REFORGER '84

An M270 227 mm multiple launch rocket system from B Battery, 1ST Battalion, 92nd Field Artillery, is deployed on a dry-fire mission during SPEARPOINT '84, a phase of Exercise REFORGER '84

Members of B Battery, 7th Bn., 9th Field Arty. Regt., Inf. Div., fire a 105mm M-102 howitzer during a live-fire exercise at the Pohakuloa Training Area

Members of B Battery, 7th Bn., 8th Field Artillery Regiment, 25th Inf. Div., prepare a 105mm shell for firing from an M-102 howitzer during a live-fire exercise at the Pohakuloa Training Area

On the afternoon of May 23rd, 1996, SGT Terry Daniels, 1ST Platoon, B Battery, 4th Battalion, 29th Field Artillery, rides through the the top of an M-109A2, 155mm, Self Propelled Howitzer, and holds onto a 50 caliber machine gun, on the way to a live fire exercise near Glamoc, Bosnia-Herzegovina (XJ 5282), in support of Operation Joint Endeavor

On the afternoon of May 24th, 1996, an IFOR (Implementation Force) M-109A2, 155mm, self propelled Howitzer, belonging to 1ST Platoon, B Battery, 4th Battalion, 29th Field Artillery, fires a round during a live fire exercise near Glamoc, Bosnia-Herzegovina (XJ 5282), in support of Operation Joint Endeavor

On the afternoon of May 24th, 1996, an IFOR (Implementation Force) M-109A2, 155mm, Self Propelled Howitzer, belonging to 1ST Platoon, B Battery, 4th Battalion, 29th Field Artillery, fires a round during a live fire exercise near Glamoc, Bosnia-Herzegovina (XJ 5282), in support of Operation Joint Endeavor

Marine Private First Class Antony Luna of B Battery, 1ST Battalion prepares range settings on a Howitzer prior to its firing in support of Exercise KERNEL BLITZ '97. The exercise largely taking place off the coast of Southern California and Camp Pendleton, is designed to enhance the training of Sailors and Marines in the complexities of brigade-size amphibious assault operations

SGT Eric Vaughn (back to camera), 2nd Platoon, B Battery, 1ST Battalion, 377th Field Artillery Regiment (Air Assault), Fort Bragg, North Carolina, leads his platoon in a physical training session

SFC John White (far left, saluting) of 1ST Platoon, B Battery, 1ST Battalion, 377th Field Artillery Regiment (Air Assault), Fort Bragg, North Carolina, returns a salute to 1SG Richard Early (far right) prior to taking charge of his platoon for a physical training session

PFC Joel Graham of B Battery, 1ST Battalion, 377th Field Artillery Regiment (Air Assault), Fort Bragg, North Carolina, puts on camouflage paint as his unit prepares to board the ship that will take him to Vieques Island, Puerto Rico for PURPLE DRAGON, a joint exercise with the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, Camp Lejeune

SGT Henry Murray of B Battery, 1ST Battalion, 377th Field Artillery Regiment (Air Assault), Fort Bragg, North Carolina, puts on camouflage as his unit prepares to board a ship that will take him to Vieques Island, Puerto Rico for PURPLE DRAGON, a joint exercise with the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, Camp Lejeune

Members of B Battery, 1ST Battalion, 377th Field Artillery Regiment (Air Assault), Fort Bragg, North Carolina, disembark from the YFU-81 harbor utility craft that brought them from Camp Lejeune, North Carolina to participate in PURPLE DRAGON, a joint exercise with 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, Camp Lejeune

Members of B Battery, 1ST Battalion, 377th Field Artillery Regiment (Air Assault), Fort Bragg, North Carolina, board the YFU-81 harbor utility craft that will take their unit to Vieques Island, Puerto Rico, for PURPLE DRAGON, a joint exercise with the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit from Camp Lejeune

An M-198 155mm howitzer is loaded onto a YFU-81 harbor utility craft by a crane prior to it being transported to Vieques Island, Puerto Rico for PURPLE DRAGON, a joint exercise involving B Battery, 1ST Battalion, 377th Artillery Regiment (Air Assault), Fort Bragg, North Carolina, and the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, Camp Lejeune

SPC Anthony Murphy of B Battery, 1ST Battalion, 377th Field Artillery Regiment (Air Assault), Fort Bragg, North Carolina, checks the setup of his section's M-198 155mm howitzer during JTFX 98-1 with the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina

SSG Gregorio Santoni of B Battery, 1ST Battalion, 377th Field Artillery Regiment (Air Assault), Fort Bragg, North Carolina, checks the "zero" coordinates on his section's M-198 155mm howitzer which will be used during JTFX 98-1 with the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina

A muzzle end view of an M-198 155mm howitzer with SGT John Dukes (standing next to tire) and other members of B Battery, 1ST Battalion, 377th Field Artillery Regiment (Air Assault), Fort Bragg, North Carolina, storing firing components which will be used during JTFX 98-1 with the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina

M-198 155mm howitzers, hidden under camouflage netting, from B Battery, 1ST Battalion, 377th Field Artillery Regiment (Air Assault), Fort Bragg, North Carolina, fire from gun position 3 during Supporting Arms Coordination Exercise, JTFX 98-1

Members of the Beachmaster Unit Two, Naval Amphibious Base (NAB) Little Creek, Norfolk, Virginia, inspect the M-198 155mm howitzers loaded onto a landing craft air cushion (LCAC) vessel during the extraction of soldiers of B Battery, 1ST Battalion, 377th Field Artillery Regiment (Air Assault), Fort Bragg, North Carolina after participating in JTFX 98-1

1SG Richard Early (left) of B Battery, 1ST Battalion, 377th Field Artillery Regiment (Air Assault), Fort Bragg, North Carolina, discusses the load plan of the landing craft unit (LCU) with Marine CPL Jason Rea of the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina regarding the extraction of the soldiers during JTFX 98-1

Soldiers from B Battery, 1ST Battalion, 377th Field Artillery Regiment (Air Assault), Fort Bragg, North Carolina commence unloading of their trucks and M-198 155mm howitzers from the landing craft air cushion (LCAC) vessel, with its air cushions deflated and forward ramp down, which extracted them from Vieques Island during JTFX 98-1

Soldiers from B Battery, 1ST Battalion, 377th Field Artillery Regiment (Air Assault), Fort Bragg, North Carolina, use an M-1083 5-ton truck to pull an M-198 155mm howitzer from the landing craft air cushion (LCAC) vessel, with its air cushions deflated and rear ramp down, which extracted them from Vieques Island during JTFX 98-1. In the background another LCAC with its air cushions deflated can be seen

US Army (USA) Specialists (SPC) Michael Weir assigned to B Battery, 1ST Battalion, 6th Field Artillery Regiment, 1ST Infantry Division, repositions a M922 Field Artillery Ammunition Support Vehicle (FAASV), at an entry control point entrance gate at the Civil Military Operations Center located in Baqubah, Iraq, during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

U.S. Army SPC. Gonzalo Villa, of B Battery, 1ST Battalion, 144th Field Artillery Regiment, stands guard at a checkpoint in the St. Bernard Parish just east of New Orleans, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2005. (U.S. Army photo by STAFF SGT. Jon Soucy) (Released)

U.S. Soldiers from B Battery, 4-320th Field Artillery Battalion, 4th Brigade 101st Division perform a sweep across a field in the Zafaraniyah District, Iraq during Operation Blackfoot on January 16, 2005.The Iraqi Police and US Soldiers were looking for Weapons caches suspected to be hidden in that area.(U.S. Army photo by SPECIALIST Teddy Wade) (Released)

PFC Lance Smith from B Battery, 4-320th Field Artillery Battalion, 101st Division jumps a fence after patroling a field during operation blackfoot in the Zafaraniyah District, Baghdad on January 16, 2005. The Iraqi Police and US Soldiers were looking for Weapons caches suspected to be hidden in that area. The 101st Division is currently deployed in Iraq supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.(U.S. Army photo by SPECIALIST Teddy Wade) (Released)

STAFF SGT. Edward Smith from B Battery, 4-320th Field Artillery Battalion, 4th Brigade 101st Division and Iraqi police officers, perform a sweep across a field in the Zafaraniyah District, Iraq during Operation Blackfoot on January 16, 2005.The Iraqi Police and US Soldiers were looking for Weapons caches suspected to be hidden in that area.(U.S. Army photo by SPECIALIST Teddy Wade) (Released)

STAFF SGT. Ryan Beagle and PFC Kyle Cross from B Battery, 4-320th Field Artillery Battalion, 101st Division provide security outside a warehouse during operation blackfoot in the Zafaraniyah District, Baghdad on January 16, 2005. The Iraqi Police and US Soldiers were looking for Weapons caches suspected to be hidden in that area. The 101st Division is currently deployed in Iraq supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.(U.S. Army photo by SPECIALIST Teddy Wade) (Released)

STAFF SGT. Ryan Beagle from B Battery, 4-320th Field Artillery Battalion, 101st Division provide rear security inside a house while Iraqi police officers perform a search during operation blackfoot in the Zafaraniyah District, Baghdad on January 16, 2005. The Iraqi Police and US Soldiers were looking for Weapons caches suspected to be hidden in that area. The 101st Division is currently deployed in Iraq supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.(U.S. Army photo by SPECIALIST Teddy Wade) (Released)

Iraqi police and U.S. Soldiers from B Battery, 4-320th Field Artillery Battalion, 4th Brigade 101st Division perform a sweep across a field in the Zafaraniyah District, Iraq during Operation Blackfoot on January 16, 2005.The Iraqi Police and US Soldiers were looking for Weapons caches suspected to be hidden in that area.(U.S. Army photo by SPECIALIST Teddy Wade) (Released)

STAFF SGT. Castello from B Battery, 4-320th Field Artillery Battalion, 101st Division patrols a field during operation blackfoot in the Zafaraniyah District, Baghdad on January 16, 2005. The Iraqi Police and US Soldiers were looking for Weapons caches suspected to be hidden in that area. The 101st Division is currently deployed in Iraq supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.(U.S. Army photo by SPECIALIST Teddy Wade) (Released)

PFC Kyle Cross from B Battery, 4-320th Field Artillery Battalion, 101st Division escort an Iraqi civilian while Iraqi police officers perform a search inside a house during operation blackfoot in the Zafaraniyah District, Baghdad on January 16, 2005. The Iraqi Police and US Soldiers were looking for Weapons caches suspected to be hidden in that area. The 101st Division is currently deployed in Iraq supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.(U.S. Army photo by SPECIALIST Teddy Wade) (Released)

U.S. Soldiers from B Battery, 4-320th Field Artillery Battalion, 4th Brigade 101st Division perform a sweep across a field in the Zafaraniyah District, Iraq during Operation Blackfoot on January 16, 2005.The Iraqi Police and US Soldiers were looking for Weapons caches suspected to be hidden in that area.(U.S. Army photo by SPECIALIST Teddy Wade) (Released)

PFC Lance Smith from B Battery, 4-320th Field Artillery Battalion, 101st Division patrols a field during operation blackfoot in the Zafaraniyah District, Baghdad on January 16, 2005. The Iraqi Police and US Soldiers were looking for Weapons caches suspected to be hidden in that area. The 101st Division is currently deployed in Iraq supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.(U.S. Army photo by SPECIALIST Teddy Wade) (Released)

Iraqi police and U.S. Soldiers from B Battery, 4-320th Field Artillery Battalion, 4th Brigade 101st Division perform a sweep across a field in the Zafaraniyah District, Iraq during Operation Blackfoot on January 16, 2005.The Iraqi Police and US Soldiers were looking for Weapons caches suspected to be hidden in that area.(U.S. Army photo by SPECIALIST Teddy Wade) (Released)

PFC Peter Medellin provides security with a 50 caliber machine gun during a target raid operation in Zafaraniyah district, Baghdad in the early morning of January 31, 2006. Medellin is assigned to B Battery, 4th Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Division.(U.S. Army photo by SPECIALIST Teddy Wade) (Released)

STAFF SGT. Robert Kinney and Alex Compton from B Battery, 4th Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Division guard an Iraqi detainee during a target raid operation in Zafaraniyah district, Baghdad in the early morning of January 31, 2006.(U.S. Army photo by SPECIALIST Teddy Wade) (Released)

An Iraqi police commander is brief by CPT Gary Pina and 1LT Carl Medeiros before going out on a raid operation targeting a confirmed insurgent in the Zafaraniyah district, Baghdad in the early morning of January 31, 2006.Pina and Medeiros are assigned to B Battery, 4th Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Division.(U.S. Army photo by SPECIALIST Teddy Wade) (Released)

STAFF SGT. Robert Rittenhouse from B Battery, 4th Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Division guards an Iraqi detainee during a target raid operation in Zafaraniyah district, Baghdad in the early morning of January 31, 2006. The raid operation was conducted in search for a confirmed insurgent.(U.S. Army photo by SPECIALIST Teddy Wade) (Released)

STAFF SGT. Robert Kinney from B Battery, 4th Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Division guards an Iraqi detainee during a target raid operation in Zafaraniyah district, Baghdad in the early morning of January 31, 2006.(U.S. Army photo by SPECIALIST Teddy Wade) (Released)

STAFF SGT. Robert Rittenhouse from B Battery, 4th Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Division guards an Iraqi detainee during a target raid operation in Zafaraniyah district, Baghdad in the early morning of January 31, 2006. The raid operation was conducted in search for a confirmed insurgent.(U.S. Army photo by SPECIALIST Teddy Wade) (Released)

Soldiers from B Battery 3rd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 101st Division search for weapons caches inside a cave found in a open field in the Al Salam area of Tikrit, Iraq during a raid operation on February 24, 2006. The raid operation was performed by coalition forces from the 101st Division and 4th Division Iraqi Army.(U.S. Army photo by SPECIALIST Teddy Wade) (Released)

Soldiers from B Battery 3rd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 101st Division search for weapons caches inside a cave found in a open field in the Al Salam area of Tikrit, Iraq during a raid operation on February 24, 2006. The raid operation was performed by coalition forces from the 101st Division and 4th Division Iraqi Army.(U.S. Army photo by SPECIALIST Teddy Wade) (Released)

PFC Leroy Minion from B battery from 3rd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery awards an Iraqi Soldier after he completed a successful air assault mission in the area of Al Salam in Tikrit, Iraq on February 24, 2006. The raid operation was performed by coalition forces from the 101st Division and 4th Division Iraqi Army in search of weapon caches.(U.S. Army photo by SPECIALIST Teddy Wade) (Released)

U.S. Army Soldiers from B Battery 3rd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 101st Division search for weapons caches inside a cave found in a open field in the Al Salam area of Tikrit, Iraq during a raid operation on Feb. 24, 2006. The raid operation was performed by coalition forces from the 101st Division and 4th Division Iraqi Army.(U.S. Army photo by SPC. Teddy Wade) (Released)

A High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) from B Battery 3rd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 101st Division provides rear security for coalition forces during a raid operation in the area of Al Salam in Tikrit, Iraq on Feb. 24, 2006. The raid operation was performed by coalition forces from the 101st Division and 4th Division Iraqi Army in search of weapon caches. (U.S. Army photo by SPC. Teddy Wade) (Released)

U.S. Army PFC. Gilberto Cantu from B battery, 3-320th Field Artillery Regiment, 101st Airborne Division points his weapon to a suspicious object moving in the western desert area of Tikrit, Iraq on April 18, 2006. The 101st Airborne Division is currently deployed in the Tikrit area and Northern Iraq on support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.(U.S. Army photo by SPC. Teddy Wade) (Released)

U.S. Army Soldiers from B battery, 3rd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 101st Airborne Division prepare to go out on a mission in Forward Operation Base Remagen Iraq on April 18, 2006. The 101st Airborne Division is currently deployed in the Tikrit area and Northern Iraq on support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. (U.S. Army photo by SPC. Teddy Wade) (Released)

An Iraqi soldier stands beside CPL Larry Belmont from B battery, 3-320th Field Artillery Regiment, 101st Airborne Division during a joint operation brief at the 4th Iraqi Army headquarters in Tikrit, Iraq on April 18, 2006. The 101st Airborne Division is currently deployed in the Tikrit area and Northern Iraq on support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.(U.S. Army photo by SPC. Teddy Wade) (Released)

U.S. Army STAFF SGT. Cesar Sanchez from B battery, 3rd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 101st Airborne Division supervises an Iraqi soldier interrogating a civilian during a joint patrol operation in the western desert area of Tikrit, Iraq on April 18, 2006. The 101st Airborne Division is currently deployed in the Tikrit area and Northern Iraq on support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. (U.S. Army photo by SPC. Teddy Wade) (Released)

U.S. Army Soldiers from B battery, 3rd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 101st Airborne Division listen a safety briefing before going out on a mission in Forward Operation Base Remagen Iraq on April 18, 2006. The 101st Airborne Division is currently deployed in the Tikrit area and Northern Iraq on support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. (U.S. Army photo by SPC. Teddy Wade) (Released)

U.S. Army STAFF SGT. Cesar Sanchez from B battery, 3rd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 101st Airborne Division offers a safety briefing to his troops before going out on a mission in Forward Operation Base Remagen Iraq on April 18, 2006. The 101st Airborne Division is currently deployed in the Tikrit area and Northern Iraq on support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.(U.S. Army photo by SPC. Teddy Wade) (Released)

U.S. Army Soldiers from B Battery, 3-320th Field Artillery Regiment 101st Airborne Division conduct a driver's training with Iraqi Soldiers at Forward Operating Base Remagen in Tikrit, Iraq on April 24, 2006. The 101st Airborne Division is currently deployed in the Tikrit area and Northern Iraq on support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.(U.S. Army photo by SPC. Teddy Wade) (Released)

U.S Army SGT. Shawn Arthur from B Battery, 3-320th Field Artillery Regiment 101st Airborne Division conduct a driver's training with Iraqi Soldiers at Forward Operating Base Remagen in Tikrit, Iraq on April 24, 2006. The 101st Airborne Division is currently deployed in the Tikrit area and Northern Iraq on support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.(U.S. Army photo by SPC. Teddy Wade) (Released)

An Iraqi soldier operates a High Mobility Multi-Purpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) during a driver's training conduct by soldiers from B Battery, 3-320th Field Artillery Regiment 101st Airborne Division at Forward Operating Base Remagen in Tikrit, Iraq on April 24, 2006. The 101st Airborne Division is currently deployed in the Tikrit area and Northern Iraq on support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.(U.S. Army photo by SPC. Teddy Wade) (Released)

U.S. Army SPC. Josh Stokes a gunner from B Battery , 3-320th Field Artillery Regiment 101st Airborne Division provide security during a patrol in the streets of Osha City,Tikrit on April 24, 2006. The 101st Airborne Division is currently deployed in the Tikrit area and Northern Iraq on support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.(U.S.. Army photo by SPC. Teddy Wade) (Released)

U.S Army Soldiers from B Battery, 3-320th Field Artillery Regiment 101st Airborne Division conduct a driver's training with Iraqi Soldiers at Forward Operating Base Remagen in Tikrit, Iraq on April 24, 2006. The 101st Airborne Division is currently deployed in the Tikrit area and Northern Iraq on support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.(U.S. Army photo by SPC. Teddy Wade) (Released)

U.S Army Soldiers from B Battery, 3-320th Field Artillery Regiment 101st Airborne Division conduct a driver's training with Iraqi Soldiers at Forward Operating Base Remagen in Tikrit, Iraq on April 24, 2006. The 101st Airborne Division is currently deployed in the Tikrit area and Northern Iraq on support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.(U.S. Army photo by SPC. Teddy Wade) (Released)

U.S Army Soldiers from B Battery, 3-320th Field Artillery Regiment 101st Airborne Division conduct a driver's training with Iraqi Soldiers at Forward Operating Base Remagen in Tikrit, Iraq on April 24, 2006. The 101st Airborne Division is currently deployed in the Tikrit area and Northern Iraq on support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.(U.S. Army photo by SPC. Teddy Wade) (Released)

U.S Army Soldiers from B Battery, 3-320th Field Artillery Regiment 101st Airborne Division conduct a driver's training with Iraqi Soldiers at Forward Operating Base Remagen in Tikrit, Iraq on April 24, 2006. The 101st Airborne Division is currently deployed in the Tikrit area and Northern Iraq on support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.(U.S. Army photo by SPC. Teddy Wade) (Released)

U.S. Army Soldiers from B Battery 3-320th Field Artillery Regiment, 101st Airborne Division prepare for an air assault mission out of Forward Operating Base Remagen, Tikrit on April 30, 2006. The 101st Airborne Division is currently deployed in the Tikrit area and Northern Iraq on support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. (U.S. Army photo by SPC. Teddy Wade) (Released)

Iraqi Army and U.S. Army Soldiers from B Battery 3-320th Field Artillery Regiment, 101st Airborne Division ride in a black hawk helicopter during Operation Savage Strike in Forward Operating Base Remagen, Tikrit on April 30, 2006. The 101st Airborne Division is currently deployed in the Tikrit area and Northern Iraq on support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.(U.S. Army photo by SPC. Teddy Wade) (Released)

U.S. Army Soldiers from B Battery 3-320th Field Artillery Regiment, 101st Airborne Division and Iraqi soldiers rehearse the proper upload procedures in a black hawk helicopter before conducting Operation Savage Strike in Forward Operating Base Remagen, Tikrit on April 30, 2006. The 101st Airborne Division is currently deployed in the Tikrit area and Northern Iraq on support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.(U.S. Army photo by SPC. Teddy Wade) (Released)

U.S. Army Soldiers from B Battery 3-320th Field Artillery Regiment, 101st Airborne Division and Iraqi soldiers prepare to upload black hawk helicopters before conducting Operation Savage Strike in Forward Operating Base Remagen, Tikrit on April 30, 2006. The 101st Airborne Division is currently deployed in the Tikrit area and Northern Iraq on support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. (U.S. Army photo by SPC. Teddy Wade) (Released)

STAFF SGT. Michael Deason from B Battery 3-320th Field Artillery Regiment, 101st Airborne Division guards outside a house's fence during Operation Savage Strike in the western desert of Tikrit on April 30, 2006. Operation Savage Strike was a search for possible weapons caches conducted by Soldiers from 3-320th Field Artillery Regiment, 101st Airborne Division and 4th Iraqi Army Division. (U.S. Army photo by SPC. Teddy Wade) (Released)

U.S. Army CPT. John Montgomery, commander of B Battery 3-320th Field Artillery Regiment, 101st Airborne Division observes a field through the binoculars during Operation Savage Strike in the western desert of Tikrit on April 30, 2006. Operation Savage Strike was a search for possible weapons caches conducted by Soldiers from 3-320th Field Artillery Regiment, 101st Airborne Division and 4th Iraqi Army Division.(U.S. Army photo by SPC. Teddy Wade) (Released)

Iraqi Army and US soldiers from B Battery 3-320th Field Artillery Regiment, 101st Airborne Division ride in a black hawk helicopter during Operation Savage Strike in Forward Operating Base Remagen, Tikrit on April 30, 2006. The 101st Airborne Division is currently deployed in the Tikrit area and Northern Iraq on support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.(U.S. Army photo by SPC. Teddy Wade) (Released)