Images: Soldiers talk with locals during mission [Image 1 of 3]
Photo by Spc. Samantha Ciaramitaro
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Jonathan Repine from Lillington, N.C., attached to the 17th Fires Brigade, speaks with an Iraqi Policeman while out on a counter indirect fire mission throughout Basra, Iraq, Sept. 14. U.S. Soldiers often obtain helpful information through constant communication between the two sides; it is a proven successful strategy in locating potential threats.