March 28, 2008

USCENTCOM Bids Farewell to Commander

CENTCOM commander Admiral William J. Fallon relinquishes command at a ceremony at MacDill Air Force Base, March 28.MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (March 28, 2008) – Admiral William J. Fallon relinquished command of United States Central Command Friday.Fallon, a 41-year Navy veteran, assumed duties as the commander on March 16, 2007, and was the first

March 28, 2008

Admiral arrives in Pakistan for military talks

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (March 03, 2008) — Navy Adm. Mike Mullen arrived today for his second set of meetings with Pakistani military leaders in a month to discuss U.S.-Pakistani military-to-military relationships

March 26, 2008

Anbar Leaders unite at Camp Fallujah

CAMP FALLUJAH, Iraq (March 26, 2008) — Anbar provincial and tribal leadership assembled at Camp Fallujah in order to discuss Iraqi issues and challenges

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