Tactical vehicles of Bravo-One stick, 1ST Marine Division (MD), Division Main (DM), assume a defensive posture during a stoppage while convoying through Southern Iraq in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM. A stick is a five to six-man team. Visible are the teams MK28 Medium Tactical Vehicle Replacement (MTVR) (rear) with a Saco 7.62 mm M60 general purpose machine gun and an M998 High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV). Operation IRAQI FREEDOM is the multinational coalition effort to liberate the Iraqi people, eliminate Iraq's weapons of mass destruction and end the regime of Saddam Hussein