A U.S Army Soldier takes up a fighting position during an air-assault mission on the banks of the Tigris River, Bayji, Iraq, Oct. 14, 2008. The Soldier is assigned to the 101st Airborne Division's 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team. U.S. soldiers conducted Operation Deadbluff along with Iraqi Army Soldiers to reduce the number of enemy weapons caches in the area. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Richard Rzepka.