5-20 to Baqubah

Stryker Soldiers with Company B, 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment, roll through a village en route to Baqubah March 13. The 5-20 Inf. Reg. of 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, arrived in Diyala province to help maintain the momentum against insurgents gained in recent large-scale operations by 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, out of Fort Hood, Texas. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Antonieta Rico, 5th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

Note the protective glass shield at the commander’s station. It appears to be just the front section of the shield for recon and fire support Strykers noted back in the summer of 2005. This looks to be a standard infantry carrier. Maybe the sides of the armor (with no glass) were interfering too much with situational awareness?

Also note this bit:


Cement block and a couple of empty boxes? Bombs?

Who knows?

For more pics, see DVIDS.


  1. #2 in line doesn’t seem to have a weapon in its remote mount and #3 looks like it has an old M113 .50 mount! Or am I seeing things?

  2. Z09SS, #2 does have part of the weapon station removed, (probably being repaired) and #3 is a recon version. Hope this helps.