March 16, 2008

Iraqi troops get up-armored Humvees

CAMP TAJI, Iraq (March 13, 2008) — The Iraqi Army’s 5th Division received the first 45 up armored Humvees through the HMMWV transfer program following a graduation ceremony of the first HMMWV driver training course held in Taji, Mar. 13

March 16, 2008

Girls school gets computers, Internet service

FORWARD OPERATING BASE DELTA, Iraq (March 13, 2008) — Al Kut girls secondary school received an Internet center complete with 10 computers and furniture

March 13, 2008

Gates: U.S. must win in Iraq

COLORADO SPRINGS (May 13, 2008) – Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said the military must heed the lessons of today's wars to prepare for the future.

March 13, 2008

Afghan troops give aid to villagers

Afghan troops hand out supplies to villagers in Tangay Pass March 7. (CJTF-82 photo)BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan (March 12, 2008) — Afghan National Security Forces provided medical and humanitarian assistance to villagers in Tangay Pass, Oruzgan Province, March 7. The ANSF also assessed dried-up wells and a clinic for future projects with

March 13, 2008

Afghan forces improve national communication flow

Afghan national police 2nd Lt. Rayab Khan Shinghar, ANP representative for the Joint Regional Coordination Center briefs other representatives during a daily battle update brief in Ghazni province, Afghanistan, March 4. (U.S. Army photo)GHAZNI PROVINCE, Afghanistan (March 12, 2008) — With the growth of Afghan National Security Forces since the

March 13, 2008

Police in Wasit gaining security responsibility

BAGHDAD (March 12, 2008) — Police in Iraq’s Wasit province are gaining the trust of the local populace while assuming more responsibility for security, a senior U.S. military officer in Iraq said Wednesday.“As far as security, I’m very, very encouraged,” Army Col. Peter Baker said during a conference call with civilian military analysts.Baker, an

March 12, 2008

‘Village of Hope’ aims to boost economy

FOB KALSU, Iraq (March 10, 2008) — Courses at a vocational school designed to teach Hawr Rajab residents the basics of construction are taught to rebuild the economy in the district

March 12, 2008

ANSF secure Khak-e Safid, Farah

KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan (March 10, 2008) — In response to a plea from elders for assistance, Afghan National Army troops advised by coalition forces, provided humanitarian and medical aid to Afghan citizens and drove out the insurgents

March 12, 2008

Judges Return to Salman Pak

FORWARD OPERATING BASE HAMMER, Iraq (March 11, 2008) — After being relocated from Salman Pak because of danger in the area, Iraqi judges are returning to the area once more

March 12, 2008

International Women’s Day Brings Unity, Call for Peace

QALAT, Afghanistan (March 11, 2008) — Afghan women gathered together to celebrate International Women’s Day in Zabul province