Operation Wolverine Alesia
February 3-?, 2007
Soldiers from 3rd Battalion, 4th Brigade, 6th Iraqi Army Division and Troop B, 1st Squadron, 89th Cavalry Regiment "Wolverines," 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) worked together as part of Operation Wolverine Alesia, near Yusufiyah, Iraq, 10 miles southwest of the capital. The operation uncovered two major caches - including one that contained 1,100 mortar rounds - and three minor ones. They have also detained six suspected insurgents in the course of the operation.
The operation also included a veterinary treatment clinic. Iraqi farmers brought 187 animals to be treated by Multi-National Division - Baghdad veterinarian, Lt. Col. Neil Ahle. The animals, wrangled mostly by the local children, were given de-worming medicine and vaccinations for endemic area diseases.