Iowa Soldiers make history in U.S. Army air defense mission [2 of 6]
U.S. Army Spc. Kristian Kelly, a small arms artillery repair specialist from the 1st Battalion, 194th Field Artillery, spends half of his 12-hour shift, seven days a week, manning an entry control point to the secured compound that is the site of one of the Counter-Rocket, Artillery, Mortar guns at Al Asad Air Base, Iraq, on June 7, 2021. Kelly, from Iowa National Guard, was attached to the 194th Field Artillery to augment air defense units in a mission critical in defending Coalition forces from emerging enemy threats, including the use of sophisticated unmanned aerial vehicles. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Christie R. Smith)

Photo by: Sgt. 1st Class Christie Smith |  VIRIN: 210607-Z-BW348-0170.JPG