April 23, 2008

Calm descends on Bayji during medical engagement

A long line of Bayji citizens extends out of the hospital where medical care was given to those in need. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Richard Rzepka)BAYJI, Iraq (April 23, 2008) – More than 550 people were provided with much needed medical care at the Bayji hospital in the Hai al Asry neighborhood of the restive city of Bayji Apr. 15.A lengthy line of

April 23, 2008

Warij residents become Sons of Iraq

Sons of Iraq in Warij stand guard at a checkpoint on April 22. The Warij SoI program is composed of both Sunni and Shia residents. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jason Stadel)FOB KALSU, Iraq (April 23, 2008) – One hundred and fifty residents of Warij volunteered to become Sons of Iraq on April 12.On April 20, the new SoI began guarding a stretch of the

April 23, 2008

White House nominates Petraeus for top CENTCOM job

Gen. David Petraeus speaks to reporters in Sab al Bor, Iraq, in March. Petraeus has been nominated to lead United States Central Command. (U.S. Army photo)WASHINGTON (April 23, 2008) – The White House will nominate Army Gen. David H. Petraeus, currently commander of Multinational Force Iraq, to be the next U.S. Central Command commander, Defense

April 23, 2008

Soldiers create 'Daughters of Iraq' program

WASHINGTON (April 22, 2008) — Soldiers of the 101st Airborne Division are working with Iraqi army troops to help create a Daughters of Iraq program to complement the work done by the Sons of Iraq.

April 23, 2008

Microgrants keep Arab Jabour clinic open

FOB KALSU, Iraq (April 22, 2008) – Coalition forces are helping an Arab Jabour physician’s assistant care for the people of his village.

April 23, 2008

School renovation under way in Mahmudiyah

First Lt. Jason Potter, a civil military operations officer with Battery A, 3-320th FA, 3rd BCT, 101st Abn. Div. (AASLT), goes over plans for the Omah al-Mukhtar Girls’ School in the Qadasiyah Apartments with the project contractor April 17. (U.S. Army photo by Pvt. Christopher McKenna)FOB MAHMUDIYAH (April 20, 2008) — In conjunction with Operation

April 23, 2008

Reward program leads to more insurgent weapons finds

Afghan and Coalition troops uncovered 109 Chinese and Russian 82mm mortars and 150 107mm rockets. The Small Rewards Program monetarily compensates Afghans for giving Coalition forces information that leads to the location or destruction of weapons caches. (U.S. Army photo)BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan (April 20, 2008) – An Afghan man assisted

April 22, 2008

Afghan veterinarians come to ranchers' aid

BAGRAM AIR BASE, Afghanistan (April 23, 2008) — Government veterinary officials in Afghanistan’s Farah province, assisted by coalition forces, treated animals and taught local shepherds how to care for their livestock at an event at Farah Fire Base.The civil affairs team stationed at the Farah Fire Base helped the provincial veterinarian in hosting

April 22, 2008

Displaced Iraqis returning home in droves

Soldiers secure the area outside a school, which was used as a makeshift clinic during a medical engagement in Abu Amer, a small village in the Wasit province of Iraq, March 28. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Tami Hillis)BAGHDAD (April 23, 2008) — With security improving, local economies flourishing and community reconstruction underway, Iraqis who once

April 22, 2008

CJTF-HOA dedicates meat processing plant

OBOCK, Djibouti (April 21, 2008) – U.S. Embassy and CJTF-HOA leaders dedicated a meat processing plant in Obock April 14.