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    Aviation, Infantry team up in raid

    Aviation, Infantry team up in raid

    Photo By Sgt. Natalie Loucks | Sgt. Michael Hager, a team leader in the 3rd platoon, Company A, 1st Battalion, 15th...... read more read more

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE HAMMER, IRAQ

    09.10.2007

    Story by Sgt. Natalie Loucks 

    3rd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division

    By Sgt. Natalie Rostek
    3rd Brigade Combat Team (Heavy)
    Public Affairs

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE HAMMER – Soldiers of Company A, 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, conducted an air assault operation early Sept. 8, in Stiyah, near Salman Pak, detaining 14 men and finding a weapons cache.

    Company A Soldiers, along with support elements from 1-15 Inf. Regt., departed Combat Outpost Cleary to conduct the night mission.

    They landed at the village and immediately began clearing houses in search of weapons and military-aged men.

    Two hours after the mission began, 1st Battalion, 3rd Aviation Regiment, 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, engaged two hostile gunmen, killing both.

    Soldiers from Company A, 3rd Platoon, found a weapons cache after searching a barn behind a barber shop.

    The cache consisted of several AK-47 rifles, a PKC machine gun, a shotgun, several belts and magazines of AK-47 and machine gun ammunition, a camera and two black ski masks.

    The 1-15 Inf. Regt. is assigned to the 3rd Brigade Combat Team (Heavy), 3rd Infantry Division, from Fort Benning, Ga., and has been deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom since March 2007.

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    Date Taken: 09.10.2007
    Date Posted: 09.10.2007 08:11
    Story ID: 12265
    Location: FORWARD OPERATING BASE HAMMER, IQ 

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