041031-M-0036Y-046 Atkashat, Iraq (Oct. 31, 2004) - Gunnery Sgt. Jimmy Craig of Murfreesboro, Tenn., assigned to 4th Civil Affairs Group, hands a box of crayons to an Iraqi girl in the city of Atkashat, Iraq. The 1st Marine Division is providing security and stabilization operations (SASO) in the Al Anbar province of Iraq in support of Operation Al Fajr (New Damn). U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Andrew D. Young (RELEASED) ...source is the Navy Media Center.
041112-M-0095Z-181 Ash Shafiyah, Iraq (Nov. 12, 2004) - Lance Cpl. Brandy L. Guerrero, a radio operator assigned to the Communications Detachment, Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) Service Support Group 11, 11th MEU (Special Operations Capable), gives a kiss to an Iraqi baby waiting to be examined during a Humanitarian Assistance Operation (HAO) in the village of Ash Shafiyah, Iraq. The HAO provided medical and dental treatment to more than 115 Iraqis. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Gunnery Sgt. Chago Zapata (RELEASED) ...source is the Navy Media Center.

041018-M-0000X-001 Northern Babil Province, Iraq (Oct. 18, 2004) - Iraqi children display the school backpacks they received during a visit by U.S. Marines and Sailors assigned to the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU). The visit was the latest in the 24th MEU's ongoing Back to School Campaign, which provides Iraqi schoolchildren with water, stickers, balloons, sports equipment and backpacks full of school supplies. The 24th MEU is currently conducting security and stability operations in the Northern Babil province of Iraq. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Sarah A. Beavers (RELEASED) ...source is the Navy Media Center.

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