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

March 20, 2008

Naval forces halt illegal shipping

MANAMA, Bahrain (March 20, 2008) – Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) operations in the Arabian Sea and Gulf of Aden, have succeeded in disrupting the transit of contraband, narcotics and alcohol in recent weeks.

March 20, 2008

ISAF hosts Afghan leaders for Now Ruz dinner

KABUL, Afghanistan (March 20, 2008) – Outgoing and incoming International Security Assistance Force troops broke bread with Governor Mohideen Baluch and the provincial government line directors at the Farah Provincial Reconstruction Team.The dinner celebrated Now Ruz, the Afghan New Year, and served as an introduction of incoming PRT leaders to

March 19, 2008

NATO progress in Afghanistan significant, general says

WASHINGTON (March 19, 2008) – Despite the task NATO faced when it arrived in Afghanistan in 2003, the alliance has made significant progress in the country, the deputy chairman of the alliance’s military committee said. “NATO’s done a remarkable job … in expanding their operations, from what began just in the Kabul area, throughout the entire

March 19, 2008

New police station brings in new era of law

CAMP TAJI, Iraq (March 19, 2008) – A new era of law was ushered in with the cutting of a ribbon at a ceremony opening the new Iraqi Police station in Shat al Taji March 15.“Our goal is to serve the people and impose the law on all the people,” said Maj. Gen. Kaadim Hameed Sharhaan al Muhamadani, commander of police, Baghdad.The large crowd in

March 19, 2008

Girl awaiting surgery may get wish

FOB KALSU, Iraq (March 20, 2008) – A young girl and her family are anxiously awaiting a decision from an organization in Los Angeles to determine the fate of her eyesight.Soldiers of Company D, 1st Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, escorted 5-year-old Noor to the 86th Combat Support Hospital in

March 19, 2008

Iraqi Army discovers cache in Salah ad Din

TIKRIT, Iraq (March 20, 2008) – Iraqi Soldiers discovered a weapons cache of explosives east of Balad, March 16.

March 19, 2008

PRT, nurses teach Afghans preventative healthcare

KABUL, Afghanistan (March 17, 2008) — Afghan nurses along with International Security Assistance Force medical personnel provided vitamins and intestinal parasite treatment to about 150 Afghan men, women and children

March 19, 2008

Grants help rebuild local commerce

BAGHDAD, Iraq (March 18, 2008) — Store owners whose shops were severely damaged received micro grants from Multi-National Division – Baghdad Soldiers

March 19, 2008

Farmers union comes through for Arab Jabour

FORWARD OPERATING BASE KALSU, Iraq (March 18, 2008) — Money provided by the U.S. Agency for International Development and Coalition Forces purchased 40 tons of fertilizer and delivered the goods to needy farmers