Delta Company 1-161 is an Infantry Battalion in the 81st Brigade that trains outside of Yakima. It is composed a citizen soldiers -- men and women who are students, electricians, doctors and more when not on duty. Not long ago Delta Company was in Baghdad, Iraq. They are trained to fight tank warfare, but also perform other duties of infantry soldiers. If Eastern Washington experienced a wild fire, flood, volcano or an earthquake these men and women would be called on to rescue us.

This week's soldier is T.J. Gaia.