U.S. Army Soldiers, Air Force Airmen and Iraqi army soldiers unload from helicopters near Forward Operations Base Normandy, Iraq, Feb. 28, 2006, prior to searching a farm for weapons and items used to make improvised explosive devices. The U.S. Soldiers are assigned to the 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 10th Mountain Division; the Airmen are from the 35th Security Forces Squadron. DoD photo by Pfc. William Servinski II, U.S. Army. (Released)
The two in the foreground are, obviously, Iraqis. Notice that the guy with the AK has an airborne-ish helmet. And flex cuffs. The guy with the pistol also has two stars on his shoulders. The gunner in the helicopter (a US Blackhawk) appears to be wearing facial armor, but it doesn’t appear to be MTek’s Predator Facial Armor System Technology (FAST), noted on Defense Tech a while back.
Pic from JCCC, which of course has a much larger version available.