Some difficult regions to the northwest caused security force leadership to shift their focus to those areas, leaving the relatively peaceful town of Sayifiyah unguarded, said 1st Lt. Five men, all of whom were on a suspect list, were detained during the initial cordon and search mission.
"We sent a strong message that the area is no longer a place where the enemy can move freely," said Brooks, a native of Cleveland.
1-152, Indiana Army National Guard from October 2003 to January 2004 acting as a quick reaction force (QRF) for MSR Tampa and conducting combat patrols.
The base was then occupied by B Co, 2-505th Parachute Infantry, 82d Airborne Division from January 2004 to May 2004 effectively conducting combat patrols and acting as the QRF for MSR Tampa.
One month after the Marines took over command of FOB Kalsu the mortar and rocket attacks dramatically decreased.
In February 2005 155th Heavy Brigade Combat Team of the Mississippi Army National Guard assumed command through January 2006.
William Transue case the 5th Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division colors at Forward Operating Base Kalsu, March 24. Rick Lynch, commander of Multi-National Division – Center, congratulated the "Warpaint" troopers on their redeployment home and thanked them for their service and dedication. military or Department of Defense employee, taken or made as part of that person's official duties. The timestamp is only as accurate as the clock in the camera, and it may be completely wrong.