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The second plate of the regalia : St. Edward's crown, The crown of state, the orbe, the queens circle, the crown wherwith the queen was crowned, the rich crown, the king's coronation ring, St. Edward's staff,..., the Queen's scepter.

Amplissima regionis Mississipi seu provinciæ Ludovicianæ â R.P. Ludovico Hennepin Francisc Miss. in America septentrionali anno 1687 detectæ, nunc Gallorum coloniis et actionum negotiis toto orbe celeberrimæ.

U.S. Army SPC. Salvador Garza, 6th Platoon, Bravo Company, 449th Aviation Support Battalion, Texas Army National Guard (TXARNG), holds up a belt of 5.56 mm rounds for an M249 Squad Automatic Weapon (SAW) at Udaira Range, Kuwait, Sept. 26, 2006, during Task Force Mustang in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. (A3606) (U.S. Army photo by SGT. 1ST Class Orbe) (Released)

U.S. Army SGT. Edward Rhyan (left), Bravo Company, 449th Aviation Support Battalion, Texas Army National Guard (TXARNG), performs safety wire maintenance on an aircraft mounted 30 mm machine gun at Logistical Support Area (LSA) Anaconda, Baghdad Province, Iraq, Dec. 18, 2006. (A3606) (U.S. Army photo by SGT. 1ST Class Orbe) (Released)

U.S. Army PFC. Sondra Williams (left) and PFC. Juan Rodriguez, both from 1ST Platoon, Bravo Company, 449th Aviation Support Battalion, Texas Army National Guard (TXARNG), are promoted to the rank of SPECIALIST by the Bravo Company Commander at Logistical Support Area (LSA) Anaconda, Baghdad Province, Iraq, Oct. 6, 2006. (A3606) (U.S. Army photo by SGT. 1ST Class Orbe) (Released)

U.S. Army SPC. Salvador Garza (left) and SPC. Alberto Salazar, Bravo Company, 449th Aviation Support Battalion, Texas Army National Guard (TXARNG), perform two hundred hour phase maintenance on a main rotor head of a CH-47 Chinook helicopter at Logistical Support Area (LSA) Anaconda, Baghdad Province, Iraq, Oct. 11, 2006. (A3606) (U.S. Army photo by SGT. 1ST Class Orbe) (Released)

U.S. Army SGT. Timothy Tharp, Bravo Company, 449th Aviation Support Battalion, Texas Army National Guard (TXARNG), digs a trench with a Skat Trak 1300D Skid-Steer Loader at Logistical Support Area (LSA) Anaconda, Baghdad Province, Iraq, Oct. 11, 2006. (A3606) (U.S. Army photo by SGT. 1ST Class Orbe) (Released)

U.S. Army STAFF SGT. John Montgomery (left) and STAFF SGT. Christopher Kennedy, Bravo Company, 449th Aviation Support Battalion, Texas Army National Guard (TXARNG), are zeroing or"nulling"a pitch trim actuator from a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter at Logistical Support Area (LSA) Anaconda, Baghdad Province, Iraq, Oct. 12, 2006. (A3606) (U.S. Army photo by SGT. 1ST Class Orbe) (Released)

U.S. Army Soldiers, Bravo Company, 449th Aviation Support Battalion, Texas Army National Guard (TXARNG), perform on an engine borescope on a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter at Logistical Support Area (LSA) Anaconda, Baghdad Province, Iraq, Oct. 13, 2006. (A3606) (U.S. Army photo by SGT. 1ST Class Orbe) (Released)

U.S. Army Soldiers, Bravo Company, 449th Aviation Support Battalion, Texas Army National Guard (TXARNG), install a horizontal stabilizer on a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter at Logistical Support Area (LSA) Anaconda, Baghdad Province, Iraq, Oct. 17, 2006. (A3606) (U.S. Army photo by SGT. 1ST Class Orbe) (Released)

U.S. Army Soldiers, Bravo Company, 449th Aviation Support Battalion, Texas Army National Guard (TXARNG), perform two hundred hour phase maintenance on a CH-47 Chinook helicopter at Logistical Support Area (LSA) Anaconda, Baghdad Province, Iraq, Oct. 6, 2006. (A3606) (U.S. Army photo by SGT. 1ST Class Orbe) (Released)

U.S. Army SPC. Frank Moore, Bravo Company, 449th Aviation Support Battalion, Texas Army National Guard (TXARNG), performs navigation and communications checks on a CH-47 Chinook helicopter at Logistical Support Area (LSA) Anaconda, Baghdad Province, Iraq, Oct. 6, 2006. (A3606) (U.S. Army photo by SGT. 1ST Class Orbe) (Released)

U.S. Army STAFF SGT. Thomas Bowen (rear), Bravo Company, 449th Aviation Support Battalion, Texas Army National Guard (TXARNG), performs maintenance on a main rotor head of a helicopter at Logistical Support Area (LSA) Anaconda, Baghdad Province, Iraq, Oct. 21, 2006. (A3606) (U.S. Army photo by SGT. 1ST Class Orbe) (Released)

U.S. Army SGT. Richard Swintek, Bravo Company, 449th Aviation Support Battalion, Texas Army National Guard (TXARNG), performs maintenance on the engine of a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter at Logistical Support Area (LSA) Anaconda, Baghdad Province, Iraq, Oct. 22, 2006. (A3606) (U.S. Army photo by SGT. 1ST Class Orbe) (Released)

U.S. Army SPC. Salvador Garza, Bravo Company, 449th Aviation Support Battalion, Texas Army National Guard (TXARNG), refurbishes the rotor head of a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter at Logistical Support Area (LSA) Anaconda, Baghdad Province, Iraq, Oct. 22, 2006. (A3606) (U.S. Army photo by SGT. 1ST Class Orbe) (Released)

U.S. Army SPC. Brian Pummill (foreground), Bravo Company, 449th Aviation Support Battalion, Texas Army National Guard (TXARNG), catches his breath after playing a game of basketball in the Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) East gymnasium at Logistical Support Area (LSA) Anaconda, Baghdad Province, Iraq, Jan. 24, 2006. (A3606) (U.S. Army photo by SGT. 1ST Class Orbe) (Released)

U.S. Army SGT. Micheal Wirick, assigned to 3rd Platoon, Bravo Company, 449th Aviation Support Battalion, Texas Army National Guard (TXARNG) drives an aircraft tug while positioning helicopters on the flight line at Logistic Support Area, Anaconda, Balad Air Base, Iraq, on Oct. 25, 2006, in support of Task Force Mustang, during Operation IraqiFreedom. (A3606) (U.S. Army PHOTO by SGT. 1ST Class Orbe) (Released)

U.S. Army SPC. Matthew Stone Arkansas Army National Guard assigned to 3rd Platoon, Bravo Company, 449th Aviation Support Battalion, tows a power washer cart with a John Deere tractor at Logistic Support Area, Anaconda, Balad Air Base, Iraq, on Oct. 29, 2006, during Operation Iraqi Freedom. (A3606) (U.S. Army PHOTO by SGT. 1ST Class Orbe) (Released)

U.S. Army SPC. George Rosales, Texas Army National Guard, assigned to 6th Platoon, Bravo Company, 449th Aviation Support Battalion monitors a nitrogen manufacturing cart at Logistic Support Area, Anaconda, Balad Air Base, Iraq, on Oct. 29, 2006, during Operation Iraqi Freedom. (A3606) (U.S. Army PHOTO by SGT. 1ST Class Orbe) (Released)

U.S. Army SGT. Edward Rhyan (left), Ohio Army National Guard, and SPC. Brian Pummill, Missouri Army National Guard, both assigned to Armament Platoon, Bravo Company, 449th Aviation Support Battalion, decorate a small Christmas tree in the Armament Office at Logistic Support Area, Anaconda, Balad Air Base, Iraq, on Oct. 29, 2006, during Operation Iraqi Freedom. (A3606) (U.S. Army PHOTO by SGT. 1ST Class Orbe) (Released)

U.S. Army STAFF SGT. John Herez, Bravo Company, 449th Aviation Support Battalion, Texas Army National Guard (TXARNG), gives a class on Damaged Aircraft Recovery Team equipment at Logistical Support Area (LSA) Anaconda, Baghdad Province, Iraq, Oct. 6, 2006. (A3606) (U.S. Army photo by SGT. 1ST Class Orbe) (Released)

U.S. Army STAFF SGT. Christian Bargiel, Arkansas Army National Guard, assigned to 3rd Platoon, Bravo Company, 449th Aviation Support Battalion, updates her maintenance logbook at Logistic Support Area, Anaconda, Balad Air Base, Iraq, on Oct. 30, 2006, during Operation Iraqi Freedom. (A3606) (U.S. Army PHOTO by SGT. 1ST Class Orbe) (Released)

U.S. Army MAJ. Karsten Haake (center), Commander, Bravo Company, 449th Aviation Support Battalion, Texas Army National Guard (TXARNG), conducts an inventory of 4th Platoon's equipment at Logistical Support Area (LSA) Anaconda, Baghdad Province, Iraq, Oct. 6, 2006. (A3606) (U.S. Army photo by SGT. 1ST Class Orbe) (Released)

U.S. Army SGT.1ST Class Erwin Orbe assigned to the Armament Platoon, Bravo Company, 449th Aviation Support Battalion, 36th Combat Aviation Brigade poses for a photograph with a Talon Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) robot, at Logistic Support Area, Anaconda, Balad Air Base, Iraq, on Nov. 11, 2006, during Operation Iraqi Freedom. SGT. 1ST Class Orbe is carrying his 5.56 mm M16A4 rifle. (A3606) (U.S. Army PHOTO by SGT. 1ST Class Orbe) (Released)

U.S. Army SGT.1ST Class Erwin Orbe assigned to the Armament Platoon, Bravo Company, 449th Aviation Support Battalion, 36th Combat Aviation Brigade, poses for a photograph with a Native American Indian group at the Morale, Welfare, and Recreation site during their tour at Logistic Support Area, Anaconda, Balad Air Base, Iraq, on Nov. 11, 2006, during Operation Iraqi Freedom. SGT. 1ST Class Orbe is carrying his 5.56 mm M16A4 rifle. (A3606) (U.S. Army PHOTO by SGT. 1ST Class Orbe) (Released)

Two U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to 3rd Platoon, Bravo Company, 449th Aviation Support Battalion, perform maintenance on a tail rotor of a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter at Logistic Support Area, Anaconda, Balad Air Base, Iraq, on Nov. 9, 2006, during Task Force Mustang in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. (A3606) (U.S. Army PHOTO by SGT. 1ST Class Orbe) (Released)

U.S. Army SPC. Jack Hendon, Arkansas Army National Guard, assigned to 3rd Platoon, Bravo Company, 449th Aviation Support Battalion, performs maintenance on a tail rotor of a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter at Logistic Support Area, Anaconda, Balad Air Base, Iraq, on Nov. 9, 2006, during Task Force Mustang in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. (A3606) (U.S. Army PHOTO by SGT. 1ST Class Orbe) (Released)

U.S. Army SPC. Jack Dutton, Arkansas Army National Guard, assigned to 3rd Platoon, Bravo Company, 449th Aviation Support Battalion, performs maintenance on a tail rotor of a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter at Logistic Support Area, Anaconda, Balad Air Base, Iraq, on Nov. 9, 2006, during Task Force Mustang in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. (A3606) (U.S. Army PHOTO by SGT. 1ST Class Orbe) (Released)

U.S. Army Soldiers, Bravo Company, 449th Aviation Support Battalion, Texas Army National Guard (TXARNG), perform maintenance on a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter at Logistical Support Area (LSA) Anaconda, Baghdad Province, Iraq, Oct. 13, 2006. (A3606) (U.S. Army photo by SGT. 1ST Class Orbe) (Released)

U.S. Army PFC. Lester Dutton, Bravo Company, 449th Aviation Support Battalion, Texas Army National Guard (TXARNG), watches as another soldier works below him on a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter at Logistical Support Area (LSA) Anaconda, Baghdad Province, Iraq, Oct. 13, 2006. (A3606) (U.S. Army photo by SGT. 1ST Class Orbe) (Released)

U.S. Army Soldiers, Bravo Company, 449th Aviation Support Battalion, Texas Army National Guard (TXARNG), enjoy a day off by barbecuing steaks in front of their living quarters at Logistical Support Area (LSA) Anaconda, Baghdad Province, Iraq, Oct. 6, 2006. (A3606) (U.S. Army photo by SGT. 1ST Class Orbe) (Released)

U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to the 449th Aviation Support Battalion, Texas Army National Guard enjoy Thanksgiving Dinner at dining facility #4 at Logistic Support Area, Anaconda, Balad Air Base, Iraq, on Nov. 23, 2006, during Operation Iraqi Freedom. (A3606) (U.S. Army PHOTO by SGT. 1ST Class Orbe) (Released)

U.S. Army SGT. Garth Sloan (foreground) assigned to Armament Platoon, Bravo Company, 449th Aviation Support Battalion, 36 Combat Aviation Brigade sits in front of the Non-Commissioned Officers of the Quarter Board at Logistic Support Area, Anaconda, Balad Air Base, Iraq, on Nov. 29, 2006, during Operation Iraqi Freedom. (A3606) (U.S. Army PHOTO by SGT. 1ST Class Orbe) (Released)

U.S. Army SPC. Rodney Bastow (left) and SPC. Jason Lockett, Bravo Company, 449th Aviation Support Battalion, Texas Army National Guard (TXARNG), perform an alignment on a helmet display unit of an AH-64 Apache helicopter at Logistical Support Area (LSA) Anaconda, Baghdad Province, Iraq, Oct. 6, 2006. (A3606) (U.S. Army photo by SGT. 1ST Class Orbe) (Released)

U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to 4th Platoon, Bravo Company, 449th Aviation Support Battalion, triumph over a bicycle that they carried on top of a roof after they just played a trick on the owner at Logistic Support Area, Anaconda, Balad Air Base, Iraq, on Dec. 11, 2006, during Operation Iraqi Freedom. (A3606) (U.S. Army PHOTO by SGT. 1ST Class Orbe) (Released)

U.S. Army SPC. Jason Lanni, Nebraska Army National Guard, assigned to the 449th Aviation Support Battalion, fires his 9 mm M9 handgun at the Smith Rifle Range located at Logistic Support Area, Anaconda, Balad Air Base, Iraq, on Dec. 18, 2006, during Operation Iraqi Freedom. (A3606) (U.S. Army PHOTO by SGT. 1ST Class Orbe) (Released)

U.S. Army CHIEF Warrant Officer James Laster, Texas Army National Guard, assigned to Bravo Company, 449th Aviation Support Battalion, 36 Combat Aviation Brigade, inspects the sights on his 5.56 mm M16A2 rifle at the Smith Rifle Range located at Logistic Support Area, Anaconda, Balad Air Base, Iraq, on Dec. 18, 2006, during Operation Iraqi Freedom. (A3606) (U.S. Army PHOTO by SGT. 1ST Class Orbe) (Released)

U.S. Army SGT. Earl Cobb (left) observes as SPC. Green (center) and SPC. Escalera, all from Headquarters Support Company, 449th Aviation Support Battalion, Texas Army National Guard (TXARNG), paint the Unit Crest on a"T"wall at Logistical Support Area (LSA) Anaconda, Baghdad Province, Iraq, Dec. 20, 2006. (A3606) (U.S. Army photo by SGT. 1ST Class Orbe) (Released)

U.S. Army STAFF SGT. Jose Ugarte (right) and SPC. Yreffey Mason, Charlie Company, 449th Aviation Support Battalion, Texas Army National Guard (TXARNG), paint the Unit Crest on a"T"wall at Logistical Support Area (LSA) Anaconda, Baghdad Province, Iraq, Dec. 20, 2006. (A3606) (U.S. Army photo by SGT. 1ST Class Orbe) (Released)

U.S. Army Soldiers, Bravo Company, 449th Aviation Support Battalion, Texas Army National Guard (TXARNG), stack their M16 rifles before the beginning of the Noncommissioned Officer Induction Ceremony at Logistical Support Area (LSA) Anaconda, Baghdad Province, Iraq, Oct. 6, 2006. (A3606) (U.S. Army photo by SGT. 1ST Class Orbe) (Released)

U.S. Army SGT. Mario Tillery, Bravo Company, 449th Aviation Support Battalion, Texas Army National Guard (TXARNG), weighs his laundry bag at the laundry facility at Logistical Support Area (LSA) Anaconda, Baghdad Province, Iraq, Oct. 6, 2006. (A3606) (U.S. Army photo by SGT. 1ST Class Orbe) (Released)

U.S. Army SPC. Jacob White, Kentucky Army National Guard assigned to Bravo Company, 449th Aviation Support Battalion, refuels an Aviation Ground Power Unit using a 5-gallon can of JP-8, at Logistic Support Area, Anaconda, Balad Air Base, Iraq, on Dec. 24, 2006, during Operation Iraqi Freedom. (A3606) (U.S. Army PHOTO by SGT. 1ST Class Orbe) (Released)

U.S. Army Soldiers, Bravo Company, 449th Aviation Support Battalion, Texas Army National Guard (TXARNG), fortify a bunker position with Hercules Engineering Solutions Consortium (HESCO) barriers at Logistical Support Area (LSA) Anaconda, Baghdad Province, Iraq, Oct. 6, 2006. (A3606) (U.S. Army photo by SGT. 1ST Class Orbe) (Released)

U.S. Army SPC. Brandon Hardman Ohio Army National Guard, assigned to 3rd Platoon, Bravo Company, 449th Aviation Support Battalion performs, a 200-hour maintenance inspection on a CH-47 Chinook helicopter at Logistic Support Area, Anaconda, Balad Air Base, Iraq, on Dec. 24, 2006, during Operation Iraqi Freedom. (A3606) (U.S. Army PHOTO by SGT. 1ST Class Orbe) (Released)

U.S. Army CAPT. Kristine Kidwell (left), Executive Officer and 1LT Erika Besser, Platoon Leader, both assigned to Bravo Company, 449th Aviation Support Battalion, Texas Army National Guard, show their holiday spirit at Logistic Support Area, Anaconda, Balad Air Base, Iraq, on Dec. 24, 2006, during Operation Iraqi Freedom. (A3606) (U.S. Army PHOTO by SGT. 1ST Class Orbe) (Released)

U.S. Army SGT.1ST Class Christopher Dirkes (left), Texas Army National Guard, and SGT. Timothy Tharp, Arkansas Army National Guard, both assigned to 6th Platoon, Bravo Company, 449th Aviation Support Battalion, perform maintenance on a diesel powered heater at Logistic Support Area, Anaconda, Balad Air Base, Iraq, on Dec. 24, 2006, during Operation Iraqi Freedom. (A3606) (U.S. Army PHOTO by SGT. 1ST Class Orbe) (Released)

U.S. Army Battalion SGT. MAJ. Monroe Kelinske (left) Texas Army National Guard, and LT. COL. Travis Richards, Commander, 449th Aviation Support Battalion poses in front of a Christmas cake inside Dining Facility #4, at Logistic Support Area, Anaconda, Balad Air Base, Iraq, on Dec. 25, 2006, during Operation Iraqi Freedom. (A3606) (U.S. Army PHOTO by SGT. 1ST Class Orbe) (Released)

U.S. Army CHIEF Warrant Officer Donald Baker, Ohio Army National Guard, assigned to 2nd Platoon, Bravo Company, 449th Aviation Support Battalion, inspects the main rotor head on a CH-47 Chinook Helicopter at Logistic Support Area, Anaconda, Balad Air Base, Iraq, on Dec. 26, 2006, during Operation Iraqi Freedom. (A3606) (U.S. Army PHOTO by SGT. 1ST Class Orbe) (Released)

U.S. Army SGT. Phillip Minshew, Texas Army National Guard, assigned to 4th Platoon, Bravo Company, 449th Aviation Support Battalion, adjusts the instruments of a Captive Bore Site Harmonization Kit during armament bore siting on a AH-64 Apache Helicopter at Logistic Support Area, Anaconda, Balad Air Base, Iraq, on Dec. 29, 2006, during Operation Iraqi Freedom. (A3606) (U.S. Army PHOTO by SGT. 1ST Class Orbe) (Released)

U.S. Army SGT. Phillip Minshew (left), Texas Army National Guard and SPC. Christopher Lorey, Missouri Army National Guard, both assigned to 4th Platoon, Bravo Company, 449th Aviation Support Battalion, observe the movement of the Turret Acquisition Designation System on a AH-64 Apache Helicopter at Logistic Support Area, Anaconda, Balad Air Base, Iraq, on Dec. 29, 2006, during Operation Iraqi Freedom. (A3606) (U.S. Army PHOTO by SGT. 1ST Class Orbe) (Released)

U.S. Army SPC. Brian Pummill (foreground), and SPC. Christopher Lorey, both assigned to 4th Platoon, Bravo Company, 449th Aviation Support Battalion, Missouri Army National Guard, conducts an Area Weapons Systems Bore Siting on a AH-64 Apache Helicopter at Logistic Support Area, Anaconda, Balad Air Base, Iraq, on Dec. 29, 2006, during Operation Iraqi Freedom. (A3606) (U.S. Army PHOTO by SGT. 1ST Class Orbe) (Released)

U.S. Army SGT. Phillip Minshew, Texas Army National Guard, assigned to 4th Platoon, Bravo Company, 449th Aviation Support Battalion, adjusts the instruments of a Captive Bore Site Harmonization Kit during armament bore siting at Logistic Support Area, Anaconda, Balad Air Base, Iraq, on Dec. 29, 2006, during Operation Iraqi Freedom. (A3606) (U.S. Army PHOTO by SGT. 1ST Class Orbe) (Released)

U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to Bravo Company, 449th Aviation Support Battalion, gather around a the light of a bonfire during the New Year's Eve Bonfire Party at Logistic Support Area, Anaconda, Balad Air Base, Iraq, on Dec. 31, 2006, during Operation Iraqi Freedom. (A3606) (U.S. Army PHOTO by SGT. 1ST Class Orbe) (Released)

U.S. Army SGT. Michael James (left), Washington Army National Guard, assigned to 6th Platoon, Bravo Company, 449th Aviation Support Battalion, installs a Plexiglas covering on a CH-47 Chinook helicopter at Logistic Support Area, Anaconda, Balad Air Base, Iraq, on Jan. 1, 2007, during Operation Iraqi Freedom. (A3606) (U.S. Army PHOTO by SGT. 1ST Class Orbe) (Released)

U.S. Army CHIEF Warrant Officer George Rymer (left), and SPC. Sondra Williams, both assigned to 1ST Platoon, Bravo Company, 449th Aviation Support Battalion, Texas Army National Guard, check for aircraft parts in their database at Logistic Support Area, Anaconda, Balad Air Base, Iraq, on Jan. 2, 2007, during Operation Iraqi Freedom. (A3606) (U.S. Army PHOTO by SGT. 1ST Class Orbe) (Released)

U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to Bravo Company, 449th Aviation Support Battalion, Texas Army National Guard, clean their 5.56 mm M16A2 rifles during down time at Logistic Support Area, Anaconda, Balad Air Base, Iraq, on Jan. 3, 2007, during Operation Iraqi Freedom. (A3606) (U.S. Army PHOTO by SGT. 1ST Class Orbe) (Released)

U.S. Army SGT.1ST Class Erwin Orbe (right) and SGT. Regina Hixon both assigned to Bravo Company, 449th Aviation Support Battalion, poses for a photograph together during a flight aboard a C-23B Sherpa aircraft, while enroute to Logistic Support Area, Adder, near An Nasiriyah, Iraq, on Jan. 4, 2007, during Operation Iraqi Freedom. (A3606) (U.S. Army PHOTO by SGT. 1ST Class Orbe) (Released)

1ST LT. Benjamin Bender, U.S. Army, Chaplain assigned to Headquarters, Support Company, 449th Aviation Support Battalion, Texas Army National Guard, reflects for a few moments on bible history with Soldiers from the Battalion on top of the Ziggurat of Ur Pyramid during a Duty Day with God trip in Tallil, Iraq, on Jan. 4, 2007, during Operation Iraqi Freedom. (A3606) (U.S. Army PHOTO by SGT. 1ST Class Orbe) (Released)

U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to the 449th Aviation Support Battalion, Texas Army National Guard pose in front of the steps of the Ziggurat of Ur Pyramid during a Duty Day with God trip in Tallil, Iraq, on Jan. 4, 2007, during Operation Iraqi Freedom. (A3606) (U.S. Army PHOTO by SGT. 1ST Class Orbe) (Released)

U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to 4th Platoon, Bravo Company, 449th Aviation Support Battalion install a 30 mm gun turret on a AH-64 Apache helicopter at Logistic Support Area, Anaconda, Balad Air Base, Iraq, on Jan. 8, 2007, during Operation Iraqi Freedom. (A3606) (U.S. Army PHOTO by SGT. 1ST Class Orbe) (Released)

U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to 4th Platoon, Bravo Company, 449th Aviation Support Battalion install a 30 mm gun turret on a AH-64 Apache helicopter at Logistic Support Area, Anaconda, Balad Air Base, Iraq, on Jan. 8, 2007, during Operation Iraqi Freedom. (A3606) (U.S. Army PHOTO by SGT. 1ST Class Orbe) (Released)

U.S. Army STAFF SGT. Roberto Rodriguez (left), 2nd Platoon, and SPC. Christopher Wojtewicz, assigned to the 3rd Platoon Bravo Company, 449th Aviation Support Battalion, Texas Army National Guard, perform maintenance on a AH-64 Apache helicopter at Logistic Support Area, Anaconda, Balad Air Base, Iraq, on Jan. 9, 2007, during Operation Iraqi Freedom. (A3606) (U.S. Army PHOTO by SGT. 1ST Class Orbe) (Released)

U.S. Army SPC. Daniel Acevedo, assigned to the 3rd Platoon, Bravo Company, 449th Aviation Support Battalion, Texas Army National Guard, operates a crane during helicopter maintenance at Logistic Support Area, Anaconda, Balad Air Base, Iraq, on Jan. 9, 2007, during Operation Iraqi Freedom. (A3606) (U.S. Army PHOTO by SGT. 1ST Class Orbe) (Released)

U.S. Army SPC. Christopher Wojtewicz, assigned to the 3rd Platoon Bravo Company, 449th Aviation Support Battalion, Texas Army National Guard, signals the crane operator to lower the engine down on the cowling of a AH-64 Apache helicopter at Logistic Support Area, Anaconda, Balad Air Base, Iraq, on Jan. 9, 2007, during Operation Iraqi Freedom. (A3606) (U.S. Army PHOTO by SGT. 1ST Class Orbe) (Released)

U.S. Army SPC. Jason Lockett, assigned to 4th Platoon, Bravo Company, 449th Aviation Support Battalion, Texas Army National Guard, performs maintenance on the ammunition handling system on the underside of a AH-64 Apache helicopter at Logistic Support Area, Anaconda, Balad Air Base, Iraq, on Jan. 9, 2007, during Operation Iraqi Freedom. (A3606) (U.S. Army PHOTO by SGT. 1ST Class Orbe) (Released)

U.S. Army SGT. Joel Ramirez assigned to 4th Platoon, Bravo Company, 449th Aviation Support Battalion, Texas Army National Guard, install the ammunition handling system inside the belly of a AH-64 Apache helicopter at Logistic Support Area, Anaconda, Balad Air Base, Iraq, on Jan. 9, 2007, during Operation Iraqi Freedom. (A3606) (U.S. Army PHOTO by SGT. 1ST Class Orbe) (Released)

U.S. Army SGT. Jorge Villarreal, assigned to 4th Platoon, Bravo Company, 449th Aviation Support Battalion, Texas Army National Guard, performs maintenance on a 30 mm M230 Automatic Gun form a AH-64 Apache helicopter at Logistic Support Area, Anaconda, Balad Air Base, Iraq, on Jan. 9, 2007, during Operation Iraqi Freedom. (A3606) (U.S. Army PHOTO by SGT. 1ST Class Orbe) (Released)

U.S. Army SPC. Christopher Wojtewicz (right), of 3rd Platoon and STAFF SGT. Roberto Rodriguez, 2nd Platoon, Bravo Company, 449th Aviation Support Battalion, Texas Army National Guard, performs maintenance on a AH-64 Apache helicopter at Logistic Support Area, Anaconda, Balad Air Base, Iraq, on Jan. 9, 2007, during Operation Iraqi Freedom. (A3606) (U.S. Army PHOTO by SGT. 1ST Class Orbe) (Released)

U.S. Army SPC. Christopher Wojtewicz (left), and SPC. Daniel Acevedo both assigned to the 3rd Platoon Bravo Company, 449th Aviation Support Battalion, Texas Army National Guard, performs maintenance on a AH-64 Apache helicopter at Logistic Support Area, Anaconda, Balad Air Base, Iraq, on Jan. 9, 2007, during Operation Iraqi Freedom. (A3606) (U.S. Army PHOTO by SGT. 1ST Class Orbe) (Released)

U.S. Army SPC. Mellissa Stauffer, assigned to 3rd Platoon, Bravo Company, 449th Aviation Support Battalion, Ohio Army National Guard installs screws on a floor board panel of a CH-47 Chinook helicopter at Logistic Support Area, Anaconda, Balad Air Base, Iraq, on Jan. 10, 2007, during Operation Iraqi Freedom. (A3606) (U.S. Army PHOTO by SGT. 1ST Class Orbe) (Released)

U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to 6th Platoon, Bravo Company, 449th Aviation Support Battalion, Texas Army National Guard, inspect the documents of a bad helicopter engine at Logistic Support Area, Anaconda, Balad Air Base, Iraq, on Jan. 10, 2007, during Operation Iraqi Freedom. (A3606) (U.S. Army PHOTO by SGT. 1ST Class Orbe)

U.S. Army SGT. Joel Ramirez assigned to 4th Platoon, Bravo Company, 449th Aviation Support Battalion, Texas Army National Guard, measures the ammunition handling system on a AH-64 Apache helicopter at Logistic Support Area, Anaconda, Balad Air Base, Iraq, on Jan. 11, 2007, during Operation Iraqi Freedom. (A3606) (U.S. Army PHOTO by SGT. 1ST Class Orbe) (Released)

U.S. Army SGT. Edward Rhyan assigned to 4th Platoon, Bravo Company, 449th Aviation Support Battalion, Ohio Army National Guard, troubleshoots the cockpit on a AH-64 Apache Helicopter, while getting instructions from SGT. 1ST Class Keith Brainard, Missouri Army National Guard, during an aircraft maintenance operational check at Logistic Support Area, Anaconda, Balad Air Base, Iraq, on Jan. 11, 2007, during Operation Iraqi Freedom. (A3606) (U.S. Army PHOTO by SGT. 1ST Class Orbe) (Released)

U.S. Army SPC. Christopher Wojtewicz (foreground), assigned to 3rd Platoon, Bravo Company, 449th Aviation Support Battalion, Texas Army National Guard, gives a thumbs up to SPC. Daniel Acevedo, seated in the cockpit, after phasing the main rotor blades on a AH-64 Apache helicopter at Logistic Support Area, Anaconda, Balad Air Base, Iraq, on Jan. 11, 2007, during Operation Iraqi Freedom. (A3606) (U.S. Army PHOTO by SGT. 1ST Class Orbe) (Released)

U.S. Army SPC. Salvador Garza, assigned to 6th Platoon, Bravo Company, 449th Aviation Support Battalion gives orders to his fellow Soldiers during blade phasing on a AH-64 Apache helicopter at Logistic Support Area, Anaconda, Balad Air Base, Iraq, on Jan. 11, 2007, during Operation Iraqi Freedom. (A3606) (U.S. Army PHOTO by SGT. 1ST Class Orbe) (Released)

U.S. Army SGT. Joel Ramirez assigned to 4th Platoon, Bravo Company, 449th Aviation Support Battalion, Texas Army National Guard, installs a Pressurize Air System hose on a AH-64 Apache helicopter at Logistic Support Area, Anaconda, Balad Air Base, Iraq, on Jan. 11, 2007, during Operation Iraqi Freedom. (A3606) (U.S. Army PHOTO by SGT. 1ST Class Orbe) (Released)

U.S. Army SPC. Christopher Wojtewicz (left) and STAFF SGT. Roberto Rodriguez, both assigned to the 3rd Platoon Bravo Company, 449th Aviation Support Battalion, Texas Army National Guard, phase the main engine rotor blade on a AH-64 Apache helicopter at Logistic Support Area, Anaconda, Balad Air Base, Iraq, on Jan. 11, 2007, during Operation Iraqi Freedom. (A3606) (U.S. Army PHOTO by SGT. 1ST Class Orbe) (Released)

U.S. Army SGT. Edward Rhyan assigned to 4th Platoon, Bravo Company, 449th Aviation Support Battalion, Ohio Army National Guard, attaches his wing cord during an operational maintenance check on a AH-64 Apache helicopter at Logistic Support Area, Anaconda, Balad Air Base, Iraq, on Jan. 11, 2007, during Operation Iraqi Freedom. (A3606) (U.S. Army PHOTO by SGT. 1ST Class Orbe) (Released)

U.S. Army SGT. Joel Ramirez assigned to 4th Platoon, Bravo Company, 449th Aviation Support Battalion, Texas Army National Guard, checks the time on SPC. Brian Pummill, Missouri Army National Guard, during the pushup event for the Army Physical Fitness Test, at Logistic Support Area, Anaconda, Balad Air Base, Iraq, on Jan. 15, 2007, during Operation Iraqi Freedom. SPC. Jason Lockett, Texas Army National Guard looks on. (A3606) (U.S. Army PHOTO by SGT. 1ST Class Orbe) (Released)

U.S. Army SGT. Garth Sloan (left), and SPC. William Shideler both assigned to Bravo Company, 449th Aviation Support Battalion, Texas Army National Guard, carry an inert AGM-114 Hellfire Seeker Missile that will be used for testing the armament systems on a helicopter at Logistic Support Area, Anaconda, Balad Air Base, Iraq, on Jan. 17, 2007, during Operation Iraqi Freedom. (A3606) (U.S. Army PHOTO by SGT. 1ST Class Orbe) (Released)

U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to 3rd Platoon, Bravo Company, 449th Aviation Support Battalion, perform maintenance on a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter at Logistic Support Area, Anaconda, Balad Air Base, Iraq, on Jan. 17, 2007, during Operation Iraqi Freedom. (A3606) (U.S. Army PHOTO by SGT. 1ST Class Orbe) (Released)

U.S. Army SGT. Jorge Villarreal (foreground), assigned to 4th Platoon, Bravo Company, 449th Aviation Support Battalion, Texas Army National Guard, installs a tow bar on a AH-64 Apache helicopter at Logistic Support Area, Anaconda, Balad Air Base, Iraq, on Jan. 17, 2007, during Operation Iraqi Freedom. (A3606) (U.S. Army PHOTO by SGT. 1ST Class Orbe) (Released)

U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to the night crew 4th Platoon, Bravo Company, 449th Aviation Support Battalion, Texas Army National Guard, conduct aircraft bore siting on a AH-64 Apache helicopter at Logistic Support Area, Anaconda, Balad Air Base, Iraq, on Jan. 22, 2007, during Operation Iraqi Freedom. (A3606) (U.S. Army PHOTO by SGT. 1ST Class Orbe) (Released)

U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to the night crew 4th Platoon, Bravo Company, 449th Aviation Support Battalion, Texas Army National Guard, conduct aircraft bore siting on a AH-64 Apache helicopter at Logistic Support Area, Anaconda, Balad Air Base, Iraq, on Jan. 22, 2007, during Operation Iraqi Freedom. (A3606) (U.S. Army PHOTO by SGT. 1ST Class Orbe) (Released) (SUBSTANDARD)

U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to Bravo Company, 449th Aviation Support Battalion, Texas Army National Guard, are issued new combat boots at the Central Issuing Facility at Logistic Support Area, Anaconda, Balad Air Base, Iraq, on Jan. 24, 2007, during Operation Iraqi Freedom. (A3606) (U.S. Army PHOTO by SGT. 1ST Class Orbe) (Released)

U.S. Army SGT. Anthony Malone (left), and SPC. Christopher Wojtewicz, both assigned to 3rd Platoon, Bravo Company, 449th Aviation Support Battalion, Texas Army National Guard, inspect the main engine rotor head on a AH-64 Apache helicopter at Logistic Support Area, Anaconda, Balad Air Base, Iraq, on Jan. 26, 2007, during Operation Iraqi Freedom. (A3606) (U.S. Army PHOTO by SGT. 1ST Class Orbe) (Released)

U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to 4th Platoon, Bravo Company, 449th Aviation Support Battalion, Texas Army National Guard, prepare to perform a maintenance operational check on a AH-64 Apache helicopter at Logistic Support Area, Anaconda, Balad Air Base, Iraq, on Jan. 26, 2007, during Operation Iraqi Freedom. (A3606) (U.S. Army PHOTO by SGT. 1ST Class Orbe) (Released)

U.S. Army LT. COL. Travis Richards (right) Commander, 449th Aviation Support Battalion, Texas Army National Guard, congratulates the Soldiers of Bravo Company for performing outstanding work during a Downed Aircraft Recovery Team mission at Logistic Support Area, Anaconda, Balad Air Base, Iraq, on Jan. 28, 2007, during Operation Iraqi Freedom. (A3606) (U.S. Army PHOTO by SGT. 1ST Class Erwin Orbe) (Released)

U.S. Army PFC. Joshua Carr (left), and SGT. Joshua, both assigned to 4th Platoon, Bravo Company, 449th Aviation Support Battalion, Texas Army National Guard, perform a 250-hour maintenance inspection on a 30 mm M230 Automatic Gun at Logistic Support Area, Anaconda, Balad Air Base, Iraq, on Jan. 28, 2007, during Operation Iraqi Freedom. (A3606) (U.S. Army PHOTO by SGT. 1ST Class Erwin Orbe) (Released)

U.S. Army PFC. James Crisler assigned to 5th Platoon, Bravo Company, 449th Aviation Support Battalion, Arkansas Army National Guard, disassembles an ALQ-144 countermeasure during a 400 hours inspection at Logistic Support Area, Anaconda, Balad Air Base, Iraq, on Jan. 28, 2007, during Operation Iraqi Freedom. (A3606) (U.S. Army PHOTO by SGT. 1ST Class Orbe) (Released)

U.S. Army SGT. Jorge Villarreal (left), and U.S. Army PFC. Joshua Carr, both assigned to 4th Platoon, Bravo Company, 449th Aviation Support Battalion, Texas Army National Guard, perform a 250-hour inspection on a 30 mm M230 Automatic Gun at Logistic Support Area, Anaconda, Balad Air Base, Iraq, on Jan. 28, 2007, during Operation Iraqi Freedom. (A3606) (U.S. Army PHOTO by SGT. 1ST Class Erwin Orbe) (Released)

U.S. Army PFC. Joshua Carr, assigned to 4th Platoon, Bravo Company, 449th Aviation Support Battalion, Texas Army National Guard, cleans a 30 mm M230 Automatic Gun, during a 250-hour inspection at Logistic Support Area, Anaconda, Balad Air Base, Iraq, on Jan. 28, 2007, during Operation Iraqi Freedom. (A3606) (U.S. Army PHOTO by SGT. 1ST Class Erwin Orbe) (Released)

U.S. Army SPC. Jason Lockett, assigned to 4th Platoon, Bravo Company, 449th Aviation Support Battalion, Texas Army National Guard, checks for armament parts inside the shop benchstock at Logistic Support Area, Anaconda, Balad Air Base, Iraq, on Jan. 28, 2007, during Operation Iraqi Freedom. (A3606) (U.S. Army PHOTO by SGT. 1ST Class Erwin Orbe) (Released)

U.S. Army SGT. Tommy Cupil, assigned to 5th Platoon, Bravo Company, 449th Aviation Support Battalion, Texas Army National Guard, installs a rigging device on a stabilator actuator for a helicopter at Logistic Support Area, Anaconda, Balad Air Base, Iraq, on Jan. 28, 2007, during Operation Iraqi Freedom. (A3606) (U.S. Army PHOTO by SGT. 1ST Class Orbe) (Released)

U.S. Army SPC. Rodney Bastow, Missouri Army National Guard, assigned to 4th Platoon, Bravo Company, 449th Aviation Support Battalion performs a 250- hour maintenance inspection on a 30 mm gun ammo carrier link assembly at Logistic Support Area, Anaconda, Balad Air Base, Iraq, on Jan. 28, 2007, during Operation Iraqi Freedom. (A3606) (U.S. Army PHOTO by SGT. 1ST Class Erwin Orbe) (Released)

U.S. Army SGT. Josiah Coley, assigned to 5th Platoon, Bravo Company, 449th Aviation Support Battalion, Arkansas Army National Guard, adjusts the focus on a night vision goggles on a test set during a 6-months service inspection at Logistic Support Area, Anaconda, Balad Air Base, Iraq, on Jan. 28, 2007, during Operation Iraqi Freedom. (A3606) (U.S. Army PHOTO by SGT. 1ST Class Orbe) (Released)

U.S. Army SGT. Guadalupe Limon, 5th Platoon, Bravo Company, 449th Aviation Support Battalion, Texas Army National Guard, tests aircraft radios inside his shop at Logistic Support Area, Anaconda, Balad Air Base, Iraq, on Jan. 28, 2007, during Operation Iraqi Freedom. (A3606) (U.S. Army PHOTO by SGT. 1ST Class Erwin Orbe) (Released)

U.S. Army SPC. Ramiro Trevino (foreground), Texas Army National Guard, and SPC. Mark Meyer, Missouri Army National Guard, both assigned to 5th Platoon, Bravo Company, 449th Aviation Support Battalion, discuss the troubleshooting procedures on a ARC-201V radio in their shop at Logistic Support Area, Anaconda, Balad Air Base, Iraq, on Jan. 28, 2007, during Operation Iraqi Freedom. (A3606) (U.S. Army PHOTO by SGT. 1ST Class Erwin Orbe) (Released)

U.S. Army STAFF SGT. Roberto Maldonado (foreground), and SPC. Alfonso Castro Both Assigned to 1ST Platoon, Bravo Company, 449th Aviation Support Battalion, Texas Army National Guard, discuss supply issues in their office at Logistic Support Area, Anaconda, Balad Air Base, Iraq, on Jan. 28, 2007, during Operation Iraqi Freedom. (A3606) (U.S. Army PHOTO by SGT. 1ST Class Erwin Orbe) (Released)

U.S. Army MAJ. Karsten Haake (right), Commander, Bravo Company, 449th Aviation Support Battalion, Texas Army National Guard, decorates his men with the Army Commendation Medal, for accomplishing a Downed Aircraft Recovery Team mission at Logistic Support Area, Anaconda, Balad Air Base, Iraq, on Jan. 28, 2007, during Operation Iraqi Freedom. (A3606) (U.S. Army PHOTO by SGT. 1ST Class Erwin Orbe) (Released)