Images: Guarding the gate [Image 6 of 7]
Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Stephanie Widemond
A Pennsylvania-based National Guard quick reaction force soldier monitors the gate of a contingency operating location where protesters have amassed denouncing U.S. soldiers presence in their country. The protest is part of a scenario testing the readiness of the 55th Brigade Combat Team as they get ready to deploy to Kuwait in support of operations in theater.