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Crossing the finish line after eight long years

Caiman Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles line up and prepare to depart from Contingency Operating Location Warrior, Kirkuk, Iraq. Soldiers from Delta Company, 1st Combined Arms Battalion 194th Armor, 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry “Red Bull” Division, were one of the last U.S. convoys to leave COL Warrior on Nov. 16, prior to the base being handed over to Iraqi forces as part of the historic draw down phase known as Operation New Dawn, the final phase of post combat operations in Iraq.



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This work, Crossing the finish line after eight long years [Image 6 of 12], by CPT Michael Lovas, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:11.16.2011

Date Posted:12.13.2011 05:10

Photo ID:498610

VIRIN:111116-A-UI566-050

Resolution:1280x960

Size:1.29 MB

Location:CAMP VIRGINIA, KWGlobe

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  • A Caiman Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle is silhouetted at night by the truck behind it as it departs Contingency Operating Location Warrior, Kirkuk, Iraq. Soldiers from Delta Company, 1st Combined Arms Battalion 194th Armor, 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry “Red Bull” Division, were one of the last US convoys to leave COL Warrior on Nov. 16, 2011, prior to the base being handed over to Iraqi forces as part of the historic draw down phase known as Operation New Dawn, the final phase of post combat operations in Iraq.
  • Soldiers from Delta “Drifter” Company, 1st Combined Arms Battalion 194th Armor, proudly display U.S. colors in front of an old war tank at Camp Taji, Iraq. Cpl. James Knutson (left) of Long Lake, Minn., 1st Lt. Nathan Burdick of Saint Paul, Minn., and Pvt. Cory Klinkhammer of Long Prairie, Minn.,  were a truck crew on one of the last remaining security convoys conducting missions into Iraq. The 1-194 AR (CAB) is part of the Minnesota based 1st Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry “Red Bull” Division, deployed to Kuwait in support of Operation New Dawn, the final stage in post-combat operations in Iraq.
  • Sgt. Derek Pesta of Fargo, N.D., a soldier from Delta “Drifter” Company, 1st Combined Arms Battalion 194th Armor, takes a moment to reflect as he prepares for what will be one of his last missions into Iraq. Pesta, along with the rest of soldiers from 1-194 AR (CAB), are part of the Minnesota based 1st Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry “Red Bull” Division currently deployed to Kuwait in support of Operation New Dawn, the final stage in post-combat operations in Iraq.
  • Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles known as the MAXXPRO sit lined up in the Redistribution Property Accountability Team yard at Camp Virginia, Kuwait. Soldiers from Alpha Company (Alexandria, Minn.) and Bravo Company (East St. Paul, Minn.), both of the 1st Combined Arms Battalion, 194th Armor, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry “Red Bull” Division assisted in outlining, planning and testing the layout of the RPAT yard, Sept. 27, 2011, to ensure a smooth traffic flow plan and accommodate different types of vehicles that will sit here as they drawn out of Iraq and prepared for movement out of the Iraq Theater of Operations. 1-194 CAB is deployed to Kuwait to provide convoy security during the historic draw down known as Operation New Dawn, the final phase of post-combat operations in Iraq.

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Crossing the Finish Line After Eight Long Years

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