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An improvised rocket launcher used by anti-coalition forces, captured by US Marine Corps Marines assigned to the1st Marine Division, outside Forward Operating Base (F0B) Blue Diamond, located in the Al Ramadi Province of Iraqi, during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

An improvised rocket launcher used by anti-coalition forces, captured by US Marine Corps Marines assigned to the1st Marine Division, outside Forward Operating Base (F0B) Blue Diamond, located in the Al Ramadi Province of Iraqi, during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

An improvised rocket launcher used by anti-coalition forces, captured by US Marine Corps Marines assigned to the1st Marine Division, outside Forward Operating Base (F0B) Blue Diamond, located in the Al Ramadi Province of Iraqi, during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

An improvised rocket launcher used by anti-coalition forces, captured by US Marine Corps Marines assigned to the1st Marine Division, outside Forward Operating Base (F0B) Blue Diamond, located in the Al Ramadi Province of Iraqi, during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

Royal Tongan Marines, practice a wall search technique, during a guard training session, at Forward Operating Base (FOB) Blue Diamond, Al Anbar, Iraq (IRQ), in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

Royal Tongan Marines practice clothing searches during a guard training session at Forward Operating Base (FOB) Blue Diamond, Al Anbar Province, Iraq (IRQ), in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

Royal Tongan Marines, attend a training class for guards, at Forward Operating Base (FOB) Blue Diamond, Al Anbar, Iraq (IRQ), in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

Royal Tongan Marines, attend a training class for guards, at Forward Operating Base (FOB) Blue Diamond, Al Anbar, Iraq (IRQ), in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

US Marine Corps (USMC) Lance Corporal (LCPL) Eric M. Owens, Military Police (MP Co.), Headquarters Battalion (HQBN), 1ST Marine Division (MARDIV), shows a proper clothing search technique, during a guard training session for the Royal Tongan Marines, at Forward Operating Base (FOB) Blue Diamond, Al Anbar, Iraq (IRQ), in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

US Marine Corps (USMC) Sergeant (SGT) Andrew J. Cox, Headquarters and Service Company (H&S CO), Headquarters Battalion (HQBN), 1ST Marine Division (MARDIV), gives a training class for guards to the Royal Tongan Marines, at Forward Operating Base (FOB) Blue Diamond, Al Anbar, Iraq (IRQ), in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

US Marine Corps (USMC) Lance Corporal (LCPL) Eric M. Owens, Military Police Company (MP Co.), Headquarters Battalion (HQBN), 1ST Marine Division (MARDIV), shows a proper clothing search technique, during a guard training session, to the Royal Tongan Marines, at Forward Operating Base (FOB) Blue Diamond, Al Anbar, Iraq (IRQ), in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

The Royal Tongan Marines, practice clothing searches during a guard training class, at Forward Operating Base (FOB) Blue Diamond, Al Anbar, Iraq (IRQ), in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

Royal Tongan Marines, practice a wall search technique, during a guard training session, at Forward Operating Base (FOB) Blue Diamond, Al Anbar, Iraq (IRQ), in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

Royal Tongan Marines, look at an example during a training class for guards, at Forward Operating Base (FOB) Blue Diamond, Al Anbar, Iraq (IRQ), in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

Royal Tongan Marines, practice a wall search technique, during a guard training session, at Forward Operating Base (FOB) Blue Diamond, Al Anbar, Iraq (IRQ), in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

US Marine Corps (USMC) Sergeant (SGT) Shawn E. Brown, Military Police Company (MP Co.), Headquarters Battalion (HQBN), 1ST Marine Division (MARDIV), shows a proper wall search technique, during a guard training session on a Royal Tongan Marine, at Forward Operating Base (FOB) Blue Diamond, Al Anbar,Iraq (IRQ), in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

US Marine Corps (USMC) Sergeant (SGT) Shawn E. Brown with the Military Police Company (MP Co.), Headquarters Battalion (HQBN), 1ST Marine Division (MARDIV), shows a proper wall search technique, during a guard training session on a Royal Tongan Marines, at Forward Operating Base (FOB) Blue Diamond, Al Anbar, Iraq (IRQ) in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

US Marine Corps (USMC) Sergeant (SGT) Shawn E. Brown, Military Police Company (MP Co.), Headquarters Battalion (HQBN), 1ST Marine Division (MARDIV), shows the proper arm lock technique, during a guard training class to the Royal Tongan Marines, at Forward Operating Base (FOB) Blue Diamond, Al Anbar, Iraq (IRQ), in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

US Marine Corps (USMC) Sergeant (SGT) Shawn E. Brown, Military Police Company (MP Co.), Headquarters Battalion (HQBN), 1ST Marine Division (MARDIV), shows a proper wall search technique, during a guard training session on a Royal Tongan Marine, at Forward Operating Base (FOB) Blue Diamond, Al Anbar, Iraq (IRQ), in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

Royal Tongan Marines, attend a training class for guards, at Forward Operating Base (FOB) Blue Diamond, Al Anbar, Iraq (IRQ), in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

Sheik Fanar Kharbite (left) and Sheik Abdullha Kharbite, along with other local sheiks, sit down with US Marine Corps (USMC) Major General (MGEN) James N. Mattis (not pictured), Commanding General, 1ST Marine Division (MAR DIV), to speak with him and the Governor of Al Anbar province to discuss current issues and problems happening throughout the area. The meeting is being held at the 1ST MAR DIV Headquarters (HQ) building on Forward Operating Base (FOB) Blue Diamond, in Ar Ramadi, Iraq (IRQ). 1ST MAR DIV, in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM, is engaged in Security and Stabilization Operations (SASO) in the Al Anbar province of Iraq

Sheik Amer Sulaym shakes hands with US Marine Corps (USMC) Major General (MGEN) James N. Mattis (left), Commanding General, 1ST Marine Division (MAR DIV), after he and local sheiks met with him and the Governor of Al Anbar province. The meeting is being held at the 1ST MAR DIV Headquarters (HQ) building on Forward Operating Base (FOB) Blue Diamond, in Ar Ramadi, Iraq (IRQ). 1ST MAR DIV, in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM, is engaged in Security and Stabilization Operations (SASO) in the Al Anbar province of Iraq

Sheik Abdullha Kharbite (left) and Sheik Amer Sulaym (right), along with other local sheiks, sit down with US Marine Corps (USMC) Major General (MGEN) James N. Mattis (not pictured), Commanding General, 1ST Marine Division (MAR DIV), to speak with him and the Governor of Al Anbar province to discuss current issues and problems happening throughout the area. The meeting was held at the 1ST MAR DIV Headquarters (HQ) building on Forward Operating Base (FOB) Blue Diamond, in Ar Ramadi, Iraq (IRQ). 1ST MAR DIV, in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM, is engaged in Security and Stabilization Operations (SASO) in the Al Anbar province of Iraq

Sheik Amer Sulaym, along with other local sheiks, sits down with US Marine Corps (USMC) Major General (MGEN) James N. Mattis (not pictured), Commanding General, 1ST Marine Division (MAR DIV), to speak with him and the Governor of Al Anbar province to discuss current issues and problems happening throughout the area. The meeting was held at the 1ST MAR DIV Headquarters (HQ) building on Forward Operating Base (FOB) Blue Diamond, in Ar Ramadi, Iraq (IRQ). 1ST MAR DIV, in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM, is engaged in Security and Stabilization Operations (SASO) in the Al Anbar province of Iraq

US Marine Corps (USMC) Major General (MGEN) James N. Mattis, Commanding General, 1ST Marine Division (MAR DIV), listens as the Governor of Al Anbar province discusses current issues and problems happening throughout the area during a meeting with the local sheiks. The meeting is being held at the 1ST MAR DIV Headquarters (HQ) building on Forward Operating Base (FOB) Blue Diamond, in Ar Ramadi, Iraq (IRQ). 1ST MAR DIV, in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM, is engaged in Security and Stabilization Operations (SASO) in the Al Anbar province of Iraq

US Marine Corps (USMC) Major General (MGEN) James N. Mattis (left), Commanding General, 1ST Marine Division (MAR DIV), reads a paper Sheik Abdullha Kharbite gave him after a meeting with the local sheiks and the Governor of Al Anbar province. The meeting is being held at the 1ST MAR DIV Headquarters (HQ) building on Forward Operating Base (FOB) Blue Diamond, in Ar Ramadi, Iraq (IRQ). 1ST MAR DIV, in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM, is engaged in Security and Stabilization Operations (SASO) in the Al Anbar province of Iraq

Governor Abdul Karim Burghis al-Rawi (in suit), Al Anbar province, addresses local sheiks meeting with US Marine Corps (USMC) Major General (MGEN) James N. Mattis (not pictured), Commanding General, 1ST Marine Division (MAR DIV) to discuss current issues and problems happening throughout the area. The meeting is being held at the 1ST MAR DIV Headquarters (HQ) building on Forward Operating Base (FOB) Blue Diamond, in Ar Ramadi, Iraq (IRQ). 1ST MAR DIV, in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM, is engaged in Security and Stabilization Operations (SASO) in the Al Anbar province of Iraq

Sheik Amer Sulaym (left) and Sheik Abdullha Kharbite (right), along with other local sheiks, sit down with US Marine Corps (USMC) Major General (MGEN) James N. Mattis (not pictured), Commanding General, 1ST Marine Division (MAR DIV), to speak with him and the Governor of Al Anbar province to discuss current issues and problems happening throughout the area. The meeting is being held at the 1ST MAR DIV Headquarters (HQ) building on Forward Operating Base (FOB) Blue Diamond, in Ar Ramadi, Iraq (IRQ). 1ST MAR DIV, in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM, is engaged in Security and Stabilization Operations (SASO) in the Al Anbar province of Iraq

Sheik Abdullha Kharbite shakes hands with US Marine Corps (USMC) Major General (MGEN) James N. Mattis (left), Commanding General, 1ST Marine Division (MAR DIV), after meeting with him and the Governor of Al Anbar province. The meeting is being held at the 1ST MAR DIV Headquarters (HQ) building on Forward Operating Base (FOB) Blue Diamond, in Ar Ramadi, Iraq (IRQ). 1ST MAR DIV, in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM, is engaged in Security and Stabilization Operations (SASO) in the Al Anbar province of Iraq

Sheik Abdullha Kharbite (left) and Sheik Amer Sulaym (right), along with other local sheiks, sit down with US Marine Corps (USMC) Major General (MGEN) James N. Mattis (not pictured), Commanding General, 1ST Marine Division (MAR DIV), to speak with him and the Governor of Al Anbar province to discuss current issues and problems happening throughout the area. The meeting is being held at the 1ST MAR DIV Headquarters (HQ) building on Forward Operating Base (FOB) Blue Diamond, in Ar Ramadi, Iraq (IRQ). 1ST MAR DIV, in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM, is engaged in Security and Stabilization Operations (SASO) in the Al Anbar province of Iraq

Sheik Amer Sulaym, along with other local sheiks, sits down with US Marine Corps (USMC) Major General (MGEN) James N. Mattis (not pictured), Commanding General, 1ST Marine Division (MAR DIV), to speak with him and the Governor of Al Anbar province to discuss current issues and problems happening throughout the area. The meeting is being held at the 1ST MAR DIV Headquarters (HQ) building on Forward Operating Base (FOB) Blue Diamond, in Ar Ramadi, Iraq (IRQ). 1ST MAR DIV, in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM, is engaged in Security and Stabilization Operations (SASO) in the Al Anbar province of Iraq

Local sheiks are greeted by US Marine Corps (USMC) Major General (MGEN) James N. Mattis, Commanding General, 1ST Marine Division (MAR DIV). The sheiks are coming together to speak with MGEN Mattis and Governor Abdul Karim Burghis al-Rawi (background in suit) of the Al Anbar province to discuss current issues and problems happening throughout the area. The meeting is being held at the 1ST MAR DIV Headquarters (HQ) building on Forward Operating Base (FOB) Blue Diamond in Ar Ramadi, Iraq (IRQ). The 1ST MAR DIV, in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM, is engaged in Security and Stabilization Operations (SASO) in the Al Anbar province of Iraq

US Navy (USN) Rear Admiral (RDML) (lower half) Kenneth W. Deutch (left), Commander, Combined Task Force (CTF) 57, US Marine Corps (USMC) Major General (MGEN) James N. Mattis (center), Commander, 1ST Marine Division (MAR DIV), and USN Rear Admiral (RADM) (upper half) Charles R. Kubic (right), Commander, Naval Construction Forces Command (NCFC), and Commander, Construction Group (CNSTR GP), 1ST Marine Expeditionary Force (1 MEF), 1ST Marine Division (MAR DIV), take a moment to have their photograph taken inside the 1ST MAR DIV Headquarters (HQ) building on Forward Operating Base (FOB) Blue Diamond, in Ar Ramadi, Iraq (IRQ). The 1ST MAR DIV, in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM, is...

US Marine Corps (USMC) GUNNERY Sergeant (GYSGT) F. A. Jacobs, Communications Company (CO), Headquarters Battalion (HQ BN), 1ST Marine Division (MAR DIV), takes a moment to say a few words about USMC GYSGT Shawn A. Lane, at his memorial service on Forward Operating Base (FOB) Blue Diamond, Ar Ramadi, Iraq (IRQ). The 1ST MAR DIV, in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM, is engaged in Security and Stabilization Operations (SASO) in the Al Anbar province of Iraq

US Marine Corps (USMC) Captain (CPT) H. Shaikh, Chaplain, Headquarters Battalion (HQ BN), 1ST Marine Division (MAR DIV), takes a moment to say a few words about USMC GUNNERY Sergeant (GYSGT) Shawn A. Lane, at his memorial service on Forward Operating Base (FOB) Blue Diamond, Ar Ramadi, Iraq (IRQ). The 1ST MAR DIV, in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM, is engaged in Security and Stabilization Operations (SASO) in the Al Anbar province of Iraq

US Marine Corps (USMC) STAFF Sergeant (SSGT) C. D. Lepome, Communications Company (CO), Headquarters Battalion (HQ BN), 1ST Marine Division (MAR DIV), bows down before the memorial dedicated to USMC GUNNERY Sergeant (GYSGT) Shawn A. Lane, at his memorial service on Forward Operating Base (FOB) Blue Diamond, Ar Ramadi, Iraq (IRQ). The 1ST MAR DIV, in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM, is engaged in Security and Stabilization Operations (SASO) in the Al Anbar province of Iraq

A US Marine Corps (USMC) Marine, Communications Company (CO), Headquarters Battalion (HQ BN), 1ST Marine Division (MAR DIV), bows down before the memorial dedicated to USMC GUNNERY Sergeant (GYSGT) Shawn A. Lane, at his memorial service on Forward Operating Base (FOB) Blue Diamond, Ar Ramadi, Iraq (IRQ). The 1ST MAR DIV, in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM, is engaged in Security and Stabilization Operations (SASO) in the Al Anbar province of Iraq

US Marine Corps (USMC) First Sergeant (1SGT) P. R. Hughley, Communications Company (CO), Headquarters Battalion (HQ BN), 1ST Marine Division (MAR DIV), takes a moment to remember USMC GUNNERY Sergeant (GYSGT) Shawn A. Lane, at his memorial service on Forward Operating Base (FOB) Blue Diamond, Ar Ramadi, Iraq (IRQ). The 1ST MAR DIV, in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM, is engaged in Security and Stabilization Operations (SASO) in the Al Anbar province of Iraq

US Marine Corps (USMC) Marines of Headquarters Battalion (HQ BN), 1ST Marine Division (MAR DIV), take a moment to remember USMC GUNNERY Sergeant (GYSGT) Shawn A. Lane, at his memorial service on Forward Operating Base (FOB) Blue Diamond, Ar Ramadi, Iraq (IRQ). The 1ST MAR DIV, in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM, is engaged in Security and Stabilization Operations (SASO) in the Al Anbar province of Iraq

US Marine Corps (USMC) GUNNERY Sergeant (GYSGT) F. A. Jacobs, Communications Company (CO), Headquarters Battalion (HQ BN), 1ST Marine Division (MAR DIV bows down before the memorial dedicated to USMC GYSGT Shawn A. Lane, at his memorial service on Forward Operating Base (FOB) Blue Diamond, Ar Ramadi, Iraq (IRQ). The 1ST MAR DIV, in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM, is engaged in Security and Stabilization Operations (SASO) in the Al Anbar province of Iraq

US Marine Corps (USMC) STAFF Sergeant (SSGT) C. D. Lepome, Communications Company (CO), Headquarters Battalion (HQ BN), 1ST Marine Division (MAR DIV), takes a moment to say a few words about USMC GUNNERY Sergeant (GYSGT) Shawn A. Lane, at his memorial service on Forward Operating Base (FOB) Blue Diamond, Ar Ramadi, Iraq (IRQ). The 1ST MAR DIV, in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM, is engaged in Security and Stabilization Operations (SASO) in the Al Anbar province of Iraq

US Navy (USN) Rear Admiral (RDML) (lower half) Kenneth W. Deutch (left), Commander, Combined Task Force (CTF) 57, US Marine Corps (USMC) Major General (MGEN) James N. Mattis (center), Commander, 1ST Marine Division (MAR DIV), and USN Rear Admiral (RADM) (upper half) Charles R. Kubic (right), Commander, Naval Construction Forces Command (NCFC), and Commander, Construction Group (CNSTR GP), 1ST Marine Expeditionary Force (1 MEF), 1ST Marine Division (MAR DIV), take a moment to have their photograph taken inside the 1ST MAR DIV Headquarters (HQ) building on Forward Operating Base (FOB) Blue Diamond, in Ar Ramadi, Iraq (IRQ). The 1ST MAR DIV, in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM, is...

US Marine Corps (USMC) Marines of the 1ST Marine Division (MAR DIV), fill the chapel beyond its capacity to remember USMC GUNNERY Sergeant (GYSGT) Shawn A. Lane at his memorial service on Forward Operating Base (FOB) Blue Diamond, Ar Ramadi, Iraq (IRQ). The 1ST MAR DIV, in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM, is engaged in Security and Stabilization Operations (SASO) in the Al Anbar province of Iraq

US Marine Corps (USMC) Communications Company (CO), Headquarters Battalion (HQ BN), 1ST Marine Division (MAR DIV), takes a moment to say a few words about USMC GUNNERY Sergeant (GYSGT) Shawn A. Lane, at his memorial service on Forward Operating Base (FOB) Blue Diamond, Ar Ramadi, Iraq (IRQ). The 1ST MAR DIV, in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM, is engaged in Security and Stabilization Operations (SASO) in the Al Anbar province of Iraq

US Marine Corps (USMC) Marines of Headquarters Battalion (HQ BN), 1ST Marine Division (MAR DIV), line up to sign the logbook for USMC GUNNERY Sergeant (GYSGT) Shawn A. Lane's memorial service at the chapel, Forward Operating Base (FOB) Blue Diamond, in Ar Ramadi, Iraq (IRQ). The 1ST MAR DIV, in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM, is engaged in Security and Stabilization Operations (SASO) in the Al Anbar province of Iraq

US Marine Corps (USMC) Marines of Headquarters Battalion (HQ BN), 1ST Marine Division (MAR DIV), line up to sign the logbook for USMC GUNNERY Sergeant (GYSGT) Shawn A. Lane's memorial service at the chapel, Forward Operating Base (FOB) Blue Diamond, in Ar Ramadi, Iraq (IRQ). The 1ST MAR DIV, in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM, is engaged in Security and Stabilization Operations (SASO) in the Al Anbar province of Iraq

US Marine Corps (USMC) Major (MAJ) A. J. Morabito, Commander, Communications Company (CO), Headquarters Battalion (HQ BN), 1ST Marine Division (MAR DIV), sings during USMC GUNNERY Sergeant (GYSGT) Shawn A. Lane's memorial service on Forward Operating Base (FOB) Blue Diamond, Ar Ramadi, Iraq (IRQ). The 1ST MAR DIV, in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM, is engaged in Security and Stabilization Operations (SASO) in the Al Anbar province of Iraq

US Marine Corps (USMC) GUNNERY Sergeant (GYSGT) F. A. Jacobs, Communications Company (CO), Headquarters Battalion (HQ BN), 1ST Marine Division (MAR DIV), takes a moment to say a few words about USMC GYSGT Shawn A. Lane, at his memorial service on Forward Operating Base (FOB) Blue Diamond, Ar Ramadi, Iraq (IRQ). The 1ST MAR DIV, in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM, is engaged in Security and Stabilization Operations (SASO) in the Al Anbar province of Iraq

US Marine Corps (USMC) Lance Corporal (LCPL) E. C. Pinal, Communications Company (CO), Headquarters Battalion (HQ BN), 1ST Marine Division (MAR DIV), gives the 'Marine's Prayer' to remember USMC GUNNERY Sergeant (GYSGT) Shawn A. Lane, at his memorial service on Forward Operating Base (FOB) Blue Diamond, Ar Ramadi, Iraq (IRQ). The 1ST MAR DIV, in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM, is engaged in Security and Stabilization Operations (SASO) in the Al Anbar province of Iraq

US Marine Corps (USMC) Major (MAJ) A. J. Morabito, Commander, Communications Company (CO), Headquarters Battalion (HQ BN), 1ST Marine Division (MAR DIV), sings during USMC GUNNERY Sergeant (GYSGT) Shawn A. Lane's memorial service on Forward Operating Base (FOB) Blue Diamond, Ar Ramadi, Iraq (IRQ). The 1ST MAR DIV, in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM, is engaged in Security and Stabilization Operations (SASO) in the Al Anbar province of Iraq

A US Marine Corps (USMC) Marine, Communications Company (CO), Headquarters Battalion (HQ BN), 1ST Marine Division (MAR DIV), bows down before the memorial dedicated to USMC GUNNERY Sergeant (GYSGT) Shawn A. Lane, at his memorial service on Forward Operating Base (FOB) Blue Diamond, Ar Ramadi, Iraq (IRQ). The 1ST MAR DIV, in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM, is engaged in Security and Stabilization Operations (SASO) in the Al Anbar province of Iraq

The memorial, dedicated to US Marine Corps (USMC) GUNNERY Sergeant (GYSGT) Shawn A. Lane, stands in the middle of the chapel at his memorial service on Forward Operating Base (FOB) Blue Diamond, Ar Ramadi, Iraq (IRQ). The 1ST MAR DIV, in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM, is engaged in Security and Stabilization Operations (SASO) in the Al Anbar province of Iraq

US Marine Corps (USMC) Major (MAJ) A. J. Morabito, Commander, Communications Company (CO), Headquarters Battalion (HQ BN), 1ST Marine Division (MAR DIV), sings during USMC GUNNERY Sergeant (GYSGT) Shawn A. Lane's memorial service on Forward Operating Base (FOB) Blue Diamond, Ar Ramadi, Iraq (IRQ). The 1ST MAR DIV, in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM, is engaged in Security and Stabilization Operations (SASO) in the Al Anbar province of Iraq

US Marine Corps (USMC) Sergeant Major (SGM) John Estrada, Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps (SMMC), speaks to 1ST Marine Division (MARDIV) STAFF Non-Commissioned Officers (NCOs), inside the Moral Welfare and Recreational (MWR) Theater on Forward Operating Base (FOB) Blue Diamond, Ar Ramadi, Al Anbar Province, Iraq, about their leadership and hard work while participating in a Security and Stabilization Operation (SASO) conducted during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

US Marine Corps (USMC) Sergeant Major (SGM) John Estrada, Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps (SMMC), speaks to 1ST Marine Division (MARDIV) STAFF Non-Commissioned Officers (NCOs), inside the Moral Welfare and Recreational (MWR) Theater on Forward Operating Base (FOB) Blue Diamond, Ar Ramadi, Al Anbar Province, Iraq, about their leadership and hard work while participating in a Security and Stabilization Operation (SASO) conducted during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

US Marine Corps (USMC) 1ST Marine Division (MARDIV) STAFF Non-Commissioned Officers (NCOs) applaud after listening to USMC Sergeant Major (SGM) John Estrada, Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps (SMMC), who spoke to them, inside the Moral Welfare and Recreational (MWR) Theater on Forward Operating Base (FOB) Blue Diamond, Ar Ramadi, Al Anbar Province, Iraq, about their leadership and hard work while participating in a Security and Stabilization Operation (SASO) conducted during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

US Marine Corps (USMC) Sergeant Major (SGM) John Estrada, Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps (SMMC), speaks to 1ST Marine Division (MARDIV) STAFF Non-Commissioned Officers (NCOs), inside the Moral Welfare and Recreational (MWR) Theater on Forward Operating Base (FOB) Blue Diamond, Ar Ramadi, Al Anbar Province, Iraq, about their leadership and hard work while participating in a Security and Stabilization Operation (SASO) conducted during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

US Marine Corps (USMC) Sergeant Major (SGM) John Estrada, Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps (SMMC), listens to a question as he speaks to 1ST Marine Division (MARDIV) STAFF Non-Commissioned Officers (NCOs), inside the Moral Welfare and Recreational (MWR) Theater on Forward Operating Base (FOB) Blue Diamond, Ar Ramadi, Al Anbar Province, Iraq, about their leadership and hard work while participating in a Security and Stabilization Operation (SASO) conducted during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

US Marine Corps (USMC) Sergeant Major (SGM) John Estrada, Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps (SMMC), speaks to 1ST Marine Division (MARDIV) STAFF Non-Commissioned Officers (NCOs), inside the Moral Welfare and Recreational (MWR) Theater on Forward Operating Base (FOB) Blue Diamond, Ar Ramadi, Al Anbar Province, Iraq, about their leadership and hard work while participating in a Security and Stabilization Operation (SASO) conducted during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

US Marine Corps (USMC) Sergeant Major (SGM) John Estrada, Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps (SMMC), listens to a question as he speaks to 1ST Marine Division (MARDIV) STAFF Non-Commissioned Officers (NCOs), inside the Moral Welfare and Recreational (MWR) Theater on Forward Operating Base (FOB) Blue Diamond, Ar Ramadi, Al Anbar Province, Iraq, about their leadership and hard work while participating in a Security and Stabilization Operation (SASO) conducted during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM. (SUBSTANDARD)

US Marine Corps (USMC) Sergeant Major (SGM) John Estrada, Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps (SMMC), speaks to 1ST Marine Division (MARDIV) STAFF Non-Commissioned Officers (NCOs), inside the Moral Welfare and Recreational (MWR) Theater on Forward Operating Base (FOB) Blue Diamond, Ar Ramadi, Al Anbar Province, Iraq, about their leadership and hard work while participating in a Security and Stabilization Operation (SASO) conducted during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki is escorted by his entourage of armed guards and other dignitaries as he leaves the 7th Iraqi Army Division headquarters on Blue Diamond, Iraq. II MEF is deployed as a part of MNF-W in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in the Anbar province of Iraq to develop the Iraqi Security Forces, facilitate the development of official rule of law through democratic government reforms and continue the development of a market based economy centered on Iraqi reconstruction. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by SGT. David J. Murphy) (Released)

Provincial Governor Mr. Mamoun and other ministers head toward UH-60E Black Hawk helicopters while leaving the 7th Iraqi Army Division headquarters on Blue Diamond, Iraq. II MEF is deployed as a part of MNF-W in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in the Anbar province of Iraq to develop the Iraqi Security Forces, facilitate the development of official rule of law through democratic government reforms and continue the development of a market based economy centered on Iraqi reconstruction. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by SGT. David J. Murphy) (Released)

Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki is escorted by his entourage of armed guards and other dignitaries as he leaves the 7th Iraqi Army Division headquarters on Blue Diamond, Iraq. II MEF is deployed as a part of MNF-W in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in the Anbar province of Iraq to develop the Iraqi Security Forces, facilitate the development of official rule of law through democratic government reforms and continue the development of a market based economy centered on Iraqi reconstruction. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by SGT. David J. Murphy) (Released)

Provincial Governor Mamoun Sami Rashid is greeted by LT. COL. Alan Koenig as he arrives at the 7th Iraqi Army Division headquarters on Blue Diamond, Iraq. II MEF is deployed as a part of MNF-W in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in the Anbar province of Iraq to develop the Iraqi Security Forces, facilitate the development of official rule of law through democratic government reforms and continue the development of a market based economy centered on Iraqi reconstruction. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by SGT. David J. Murphy) (Released)

Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki is escorted by his entourage of armed guards and other dignitaries as he leaves the 7th Iraqi Army Division headquarters on Blue Diamond, Iraq. II MEF is deployed as a part of MNF-W in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in the Anbar province of Iraq to develop the Iraqi Security Forces, facilitate the development of official rule of law through democratic government reforms and continue the development of a market based economy centered on Iraqi reconstruction. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by SGT. David J. Murphy) (Released)

Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki is escorted by his entourage of armed guards and other dignitaries as he leaves the 7th Iraqi Army Division headquarters on Blue Diamond, Iraq. II MEF is deployed as a part of MNF-W in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in the Anbar province of Iraq to develop the Iraqi Security Forces, facilitate the development of official rule of law through democratic government reforms and continue the development of a market based economy centered on Iraqi reconstruction. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by SGT. David J. Murphy) (Released)

Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki is escorted by his entourage of armed guards and other dignitaries as he leaves the 7th Iraqi Army Division headquarters on Blue Diamond, Iraq. II MEF is deployed as a part of MNF-W in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in the Anbar province of Iraq to develop the Iraqi Security Forces, facilitate the development of official rule of law through democratic government reforms and continue the development of a market based economy centered on Iraqi reconstruction. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by SGT. David J. Murphy) (Released)

Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki is escorted by his entourage of armed guards and other dignitaries as he leaves the 7th Iraqi Army Division headquarters on Blue Diamond, Iraq. II MEF is deployed as a part of MNF-W in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in the Anbar province of Iraq to develop the Iraqi Security Forces, facilitate the development of official rule of law through democratic government reforms and continue the development of a market based economy centered on Iraqi reconstruction. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by SGT. David J. Murphy) (Released)

Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki is escorted by his entourage of armed guards and other dignitaries as he leaves the 7th Iraqi Army Division headquarters on Blue Diamond, Iraq. II MEF is deployed as a part of MNF-W in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in the Anbar province of Iraq to develop the Iraqi Security Forces, facilitate the development of official rule of law through democratic government reforms and continue the development of a market based economy centered on Iraqi reconstruction. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by SGT. David J. Murphy) (Released)

Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki is escorted by his entourage of armed guards and other dignitaries as he leaves the 7th Iraqi Army Division headquarters on Blue Diamond, Iraq. II MEF is deployed as a part of MNF-W in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in the Anbar province of Iraq to develop the Iraqi Security Forces, facilitate the development of official rule of law through democratic government reforms and continue the development of a market based economy centered on Iraqi reconstruction. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by SGT. David J. Murphy) (Released)

Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki and other dignitaries leave the 7th Iraqi Army Division headquarters on Blue Diamond, Iraq via UH-60E Black Hawk Helicopters. II MEF is deployed as a part of MNF-W in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in the Anbar province of Iraq to develop the Iraqi Security Forces, facilitate the development of official rule of law through democratic government reforms and continue the development of a market based economy centered on Iraqi reconstruction. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by SGT. David J. Murphy) (Released)

Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki is escorted by his entourage of armed guards and other dignitaries as he leaves the 7th Iraqi Army Division headquarters on Blue Diamond, Iraq. II MEF is deployed as a part of MNF-W in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in the Anbar province of Iraq to develop the Iraqi Security Forces, facilitate the development of official rule of law through democratic government reforms and continue the development of a market based economy centered on Iraqi reconstruction. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by SGT. David J. Murphy) (Released)

Members of the 7th Iraqi Army Divisions Military Police stand in formation as dignitaries leave the 7th Iraqi Army Division headquarters on Blue Diamond, Iraq. II MEF is deployed as a part of MNF-W in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in the Anbar province of Iraq to develop the Iraqi Security Forces, facilitate the development of official rule of law through democratic government reforms and continue the development of a market based economy centered on Iraqi reconstruction. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by SGT. David J. Murphy) (Released)