obstacle to success

Staff Sgt. William Lucus leads Iraqi soldiers through obstacle course. KIRKUSH MILITARY TRAINING BASE, Iraq – U.S. Army Staff Sgt. William Lucus, Company A, 1st Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, supervises an obstacle course race at Kirkush Military Training Base, Iraq, March 12, 2011. The Iraqi soldiers learned good physical fitness techniques while getting a change of pace from day-to-day classes at KMTB, said Lucus, a resident of Ewa Beach, Hawaii. The Iraqi soldiers from 4th Brigade, 21st Brigade, 5th IA Division raced against their U.S. counterparts during the event. Part of the 2nd Advise and Assist Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, the Company A Soldiers lead battalions of the IA through 25-day training rotations at KMTB as part of Tadreeb al Shamil, an Iraqi military initiative aimed at modernizing national defense capabilities. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Shawn Miller, 109th MPAD, USD-N PAO)