Oct 21, 2008

Navy Cmdr. Dennis McKenna (left), battalion surgeon for 2nd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team 5, walks the streets of Rutbah, Iraq, on a security patrol Oct. 21 with Akram Shawky Mohammed (center), his Arabic interpreter and Marines and sailors from the battalion's Weapons and Golf companies. McKenna is also the battalion's economics line of operations officer, responsible for assisting the local Iraqi leadership in establishing an economic base in the city. He conducted "economic atmospherics" Oct. 20-21 to gain a better understanding of the overall economic situation and to work with Rutbah government officials to formulate a plan to spur economic growth.

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