Warrior commander forges new friendships

Abu Azzam, a Sons of Iraq (Abna al-Iraq) leader in Ghazaliyah, north of Baghdad, raises the hand of Col. Todd McCaffrey, a native of Hudson, Ohio, and commander of 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team “Warrior,” 25th Infantry Division, Multi-National Division – Baghdad, in a sign of a new friendship between the men April 22.

U.S. Army photos by Spc Dustin Weidman, 1st Bn., 21st Inf. Regt., 2nd SCR, MND-B

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Gimlets work alongside IA, SoI in Nassir Wa Salam

Lt. Col. Mario Diaz, a native of Sierra Madre, Calif., talks to an Iraqi Army soldier and a Sons of Iraq (Abna al Iraq) volunteer at a joint checkpoint in Nassir Wa Salam, west of Baghdad, April 24. The checkpoint is one of the many places that the Iraqi Army and the Sons of Iraq can be seen working together to maintain a secure environment and continue rebuilding the nation of Iraq. Diaz is the commander of the 1st Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment “Gimlets,” 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment, Multi-National Division – Baghdad.

U.S. Army photos by Spc. Dustin Weidman, 1st Bn., 21st Inf. Regt., 2nd SCR, MND-B

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