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Women in the (Iraqi and American) Military

New Citizens

McQ at QandO has a great post about our new citizens - soldiers serving in Iraq are sworn in...McQ links to several articles which feature some pictures of the ceremony.

Here are a few more I found that, I believe, didn't make it into the articles.  All photos taken by Sergeant Lynne Steely (click on the thumbnails for larger version of photo):


Spc. Viseka Dawson of the 306th Military Police Battalion listens while Multi-National Corps-Iraq commander, Lt. Gen. John R. Vines speaks at a Naturalization Ceremony Monday at Camp Victory, Iraq. This is the second ceremony of it’s kind held in Iraq for deployed Soldiers who want to obtain U.S. citizenship.


Spc. Kimberly Flowers and Spc. Yuen Fai Fu of the 306th Military Police Battalion, stand at ease as they wait to receive a Certificate of Naturalization from Lt. Gen. John R. Vines, Multi-National Corps-Iraq commander, in ceremony at MNC-I headquarters Monday. 168 Soldiers became United States citizens, some of whom have waited up to two years.


Spc. Elizabeth Allen of the 306th Military Police Battalion gives the Oath of Citizenship during a ceremony held at the Multi-National Corps-Iraq headquarters at Camp Victory, Iraq Monday. Allen is stationed at Abu Ghraib, Iraq and was one of four Soldiers from the 306th who obtained United States Citizenship. MNC-I commander, Lt. Gen. John R. Vines presented the Soldiers with a Certificate of Naturalization.