Jan 19, 2005

THAR THAR REGION, Iraq - Sgt. Steven Phillips, an amphibious assault vehicle crew chief with Company B, 2nd Assault Amphibian Battalion, stands behind his vehicle's weapons turret as he scans the horizons here for insurgent activity. The 27-year-old Vidor, Texas native and several fellow AAV crewmen recently assisted 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment personnel in conducting Operation Dagger, a five-day long effort to rid regions north of Fallujah of insurgent activity.

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