A bonfire lit the sky of Babil Province, as noncommissioned officers
from the 172nd Infantry Brigade welcomed 22 graduates into the ranks of
leadership at the first-ever Blackhawk Warrior Leader Course in theater.
The week-long accelerated training program has a focus on over 20
hands-on, performance-based skills ranging from Iraqi security
professionalization to fundamental lifesaving skills. (U.S. Army photo
by Pfc. Bethany L. Little)