Karkh looks to increase police force during recruitment drive


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Sgt. Brian McCain, Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 4th Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment, attached to the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, watches as a Karkh resident who hopes to join the Iraqi police force, performs pull-ups during a physical fitness test as part of a police recruitment drive that was held in the area Nov. 16. (U.S. Army photos by Sgt. Robert Yde, 2nd BCT, 1st Cav. Div. Public Affairs)

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GIs still wary after destroying al-Qaida ‘castle’


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photos by Seth Robson / Stars and Stripes

Sgt. Cory Plunk, a member of 3rd Platoon, Company E, 2nd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry (Stryker) Regiment, patrols East Rashid, Baghdad, last week.

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Mission to Iraq Brings Brothers Together


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Sibling natives of Mount Clair, Va., Capt. Phillip Garner, 2nd Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment and Spc. Alex Garner, 1st Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment had the opportunity to meet each other during their deployment to Iraq after a year and a half separation. (US Army photo by Spc. Elvyn Nieves, 113th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

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Aaron Tippin proves he ‘Stands for Something’ during Baghdad performance


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Country music singer Aaron Tippin puts his microphone up close while Lufkin, Texas native Spc. Ross Gray, a generator mechanic with the 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment, plays his new acoustic guitar at the Camp Liberty Post Exchange in western Baghdad, Nov. 24. Gray won the autographed guitar in a drawing during Tippin’s concert for the troops. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. April Campbell, 27th Public Affairs Detachment)

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‘Purrfect Angelz’ visit Camp Liberty troops


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Lisa Ligon, a native of Richmond, Va., salutes the troops during her final performance at the Camp Liberty Main Post Exchange, Nov. 23. The Purffect Angelz performed for troops throughout Iraq visiting 21 different locations in just nine days. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. James P. Hunter, 2nd BCT, 101st Abn. Div. Public Affairs)

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