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    220th Military Police Company Returns From Operation Iraqi Freedom [Image 7 of 9]

    220th Military Police Company Returns From Operation Iraqi Freedom

    COLORADO SPRINGS, CO, UNITED STATES

    12.17.2008

    Photo by Master Sgt. Cheresa D. Clark 

    Colorado National Guard

    Colorado Army National Guard Staff Sgt. Laura VanGilder (center) greets two of her friends returning from Iraq at the JetCenter in Colorado Springs, Colo., Dec. 17. Sgt. 1st Class Kristy Schwarts (left) and Sgt. 1st Class Denise Drummond (right) of the 220th Military Police Company, Colorado Army National Guard, left for pre-deployment training last January. While deployed, the 220th MP Company was assigned to Task Force 134 at Camp Cropper in Baghdad, where Soldiers were responsible for detainee operations; ensuring the care and safeguarding of detainees in conjunction with the Government of Iraq. Among its many accomplishments, the 220th MP Company coordinated and operated a detainee visitation program that enabled family members to visit their loved ones interned there. The 220th also enabled more than 19,000 visitors to participate in video teleconferences with loved ones interned at the Camp Bucca Theater Internment Facility located in southern Iraq. While operating the visitation center, 220th Soldiers created a children's corner with a television, a DVD player, a coloring area and a playground. As part of the visitation center mission, the 220th MP Company worked with the detainee reconciliation service's arts and crafts program to develop activities that would allow the detainees' artistic skills to be observed by their families. Artwork included the creation of stuffed animals, painting and wood crafting. The unit left for pre-mobilization training in January and arrived in Iraq in April.

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    Date Taken: 12.17.2008
    Date Posted: 02.17.2012 08:12
    Photo ID: 137772
    VIRIN: 081217-F-#####-019
    Resolution: 4256x2832
    Size: 2.38 MB
    Location: COLORADO SPRINGS, CO, US 

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