May 22, 2008

Petraeus appears before Armed Services Committee

WASHINGTON (May 22, 2008) - Gen. David H. Petraeus has been nominated to become commander of U.S. Central Command. This is is opening statemnt to the Senate Armed Services Committee.

May 22, 2008

Coalition troops provide aid in Zuwarijat

FOB DELTA, Iraq (May 21, 2008) – Coalition forces provided medical care and supplies to more than 200 people May 19.

May 22, 2008

Leaders select Rashid reconstruction projects

Yaqoub Yosif Al Bakhaty, Rashid District Council chairman, inspects the Rashid Electrical Sub-Station May 13.(U.S. Army photo by Capt. David Beskow)FOB FALCON, Iraq (May 20, 2008) – Iraqi civil leaders met, May 13, with the Soldiers of the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Multi-National Division – Baghdad, to select and prioritize

May 22, 2008

New Sons of Iraq stand up for their communities

KIRKUK (May 21, 2008) — Sons of Iraq leaders signed three SOI contracts in a ceremony in the Ta’mim Province May 19.

May 21, 2008

Odierno speaks to Senate at confirmation hearing

Lt. Gen. Ray Odierno, Commander, III Corps and Fort Hood, May 22, 2008. Odierno has been nominated to become the next commander of Multi-National Force - Iraq.

May 20, 2008

First class graduates from Ashraf police academy

ASHRAF, Iraq (May 20, 2008) — Hundreds of new Iraqi police officers graduated from the new police academy in Ashraf, Iraq.

May 20, 2008

Troops, State Dept. aid Iraqi mill owner

FOB KALSU, Iraq (May 20, 2008) — A Sayafiyah mill owner received a State Department micro-grant to get his business going.

May 19, 2008

Iraqi soldiers, police clear Karadah

FOB LOYALTY, Iraq (May 19, 2008) – Iraqi police and soldiers conducted a clearance mission in the Karadah Security District.

May 19, 2008

Iraqis turn in weapons at 'amnesty drop'

BAGHDAD (May 19, 2008) – Residents turned in a variety of munitions to Iraqi soldiers in the New Baghdad District May 17.

May 18, 2008

President meets Iraqi leaders in Egypt

WASHINGTON (May 18, 2008) – President Bush discussed progress with Iraqi Vice President Abd al-Mahdi Sunday in Egypt.