March 26, 2008

Marines, Sailors assist Iraqi refinery employees

HAQLANIYAH, Iraq (March 27, 2008) — Marines and Sailors delivered the first batch of personal protection equipment, valued at $118,000, to employees of the Northern Petroleum Company at the K3 Oil refinery

March 26, 2008

Iraqi PM deserves credit, Pentagon spokesman says

WASHINGTON (March 26, 2008) — Pentagon Press Secretary Geoff Morrell said that Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki should be commended for taking the initiative to go after extremists and criminals in Basra

March 26, 2008

Programs assist Iraqi engineers

FORWARD OPERATING BASE DELTA, Iraq (March 26, 2008) — To address the shortage of engineers, the Wasit Provincial Reconstruction Team and the 214th Fires Brigade developed a program to improve the quality of current projects and boost the number of qualified engineers in the province

March 25, 2008

Streets return to life as Iraqi market gears up

ADHAMIYAH, Iraq (March 25, 2008) — Security consisting of joint dismounted patrols with the Iraqi army has led to the awakening of the market on Chem Street

March 25, 2008

Soldiers become American citizens in Africa

DJIBOUTI (March 16, 2008) — Seven Soldiers supporting the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa mission became U.S. citizens during a Military Naturalization Ceremony at the U.S. Embassy

March 23, 2008

Iraq strategy process well under way, Pentagon spokesman says

WASHINGTON (March 21, 2008) — Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates spent part of the morning today discussing the way forward in Iraq with the Joint Chiefs of Staff

March 23, 2008

Coalition troops, Iraqis conduct medical engagement

FORWARD OPERATING BASE KALSU, Iraq (March 23, 2008) — Soldiers of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division and Sons of Iraq conducted a combined medical engagement in Arab Jabour

March 23, 2008

Medics support dentists in Narhwan

FOB HAMMER, Iraq (March 20, 2008) – Medics of the 203rd Brigade Support Battalion and 3rd Brigade Combat Team visited the Narhwan dental clinic, March 18.

March 20, 2008

Village of Hope lives up to its name

HAWR RAJAB, Iraq (March 20, 2008) — Members of the 557th Expeditionary Red Horse Squadron, headquartered at Balad Air Base, Iraq, paid out nearly $10,000 to 120 students at the Red Horse Village of Hope March 13.

March 20, 2008

Security forces cooperate along Afghanistan-Pakistan border

NANGAHAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan (March 20, 2008) – As part of their ongoing effort to enhance communication and cooperation, Afghan and Pakistani border security forces at Torkham Gate met Feb. 28 with the 173rd Airborne Brigade’s Special Troops Battalion commander to address security and communication issues and the upcoming opening of the Khyber