MTT 172 conducts a pre-mission briefing. Depicted from left to right, are SSgt. Roger Moore, Sgt. 1st Class Luis Schultz, Major Jimmy Johnson, Capt Mark Whitehead, Sgt. 1st Class James Ray and Capt David Kopecki.
Steve Mumford originally went to Baghdad in 2003 to work as a war artist, embedded with the U.S. military, both writing a journal and making drawings and watercolors of what he saw there. He has been back several times; the text that follows is a report from his current visit. The archive for Mumford’s original "Baghdad Journal" can be found here.