Think you have a crappy job? These guys are looking for guns, bombs, booby-traps, and people who might want to shoot back:
U.S. Army Soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team search for weapons caches in Mosul, Iraq, Feb. 25, 2006. DoD photo by Tech. Sgt. John M. Foster, U.S. Air Force. (Released)
No satellite imagery or high-tech UAVs here. No “recon by fire”. It’s “get down on your hands and knees and use your old Mk I Optical Units”.
Need to call for back-up? It’s in the holster on your hip. (from JCCC)