March 8, 2008

Taji rails open for first time since 2003

Soldiers open a railroad gate at Camp Taji as an Iraqi train approaches. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jerome Bishop)CAMP TAJI (March 7, 2008) — The railroad lines of the Taji Qada, north of Baghdad, have laid dormant since the beginning of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003, but as a result of the efforts of Multi-National Division – Baghdad Soldiers, the

March 7, 2008

Afghan police distribute supplies in Nangarhar

NANGAHAR, Afghanistan (March 6, 2008) — In late February, Afghan National Police provided humanitarian assistance to the Barinah Village, Surkh Rud District, Nangahar Province.

March 7, 2008

PRT eases link between Ab Kamari villages, Qala-e-Naw

Authorities walk on the newly-opened bridge in Ab Kamari District, Badghis province Feb. 26, after a ceremony to celebrate the event. (ISAF photo)KABUL, Afghanistan (March 7, 2008) – ISAF’s Qala-e-Naw Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) soldiers inaugurated a road stretch and bridge in Ab Kamari District, Badghis Province, Feb. 26.Twenty

March 7, 2008

New hope for Baghdad shop owners

An Iraqi businessman waits as local officials, Iraqi security forces and Coalition Soldiers check his paperwork, Feb. 20, before providing a ,500 grant to help kick-start his business in Saydiyah. (U.S.Army photo by Capt. Mark Miller)BAGHDAD (March 6, 2008) — Money is always a concern for those running a business. Start-up capital is one of the

March 6, 2008

CENTCOM commander says he doesn't expect Taliban spring offensive

WASHINGTON (March 5, 2008) — The top U.S. military commander in the Mideast says he does not expect Taliban forces in Afghanistan to launch a spring offensive this year.If anything, he said, he sees the momentum continuing to swing in direction of Coalition Forces.Adm. William Fallon told the House Armed Services Committee that the spring offensive

March 6, 2008

ANA builds in Zabul Province

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan (March 6, 2008) — Aghan and Coalition troops provide medical and humanitarian aid in the Arghandab District.

March 6, 2008

Bagram military police donate smiles

Army Sgt. Heather Slater shows an Afghan boy at how use crayons and a coloring book Feb. 25 at the Egyptian Hospital near Bagram Airfield. (U.S. Air Force photo by Sr. Airman James Bolinger)BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan (Feb. 29, 2008) – Coalition forces provide necessary public facilities, like schools and health clinics, to develop Afghanistan,

March 6, 2008

Coalition doctors working to save Iraqi baby

FOB DELTA, Iraq – Coalition doctors are repairing a potentially life-threatening condition for baby Noor, an 8-month-old Iraqi infant.

March 6, 2008

CJTF-HOA, Kenyans dedicate safe school

Navy Capt. John R. Andresen, shows Manda Bay primary school students a photo of them on his camera. Andresen and members from Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa were visiting with students and faculty members prior to the dedication ceremony held by the Manda Bay community and CJTF-HOA, Feb. 18. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Jennifer

March 6, 2008

Citizens celebrate reopening of al Lej Road

FORWARD OPERATING BASE HAMMER, Iraq (March 04, 2008) — Sons of Iraq, Iraqi security forces and coalition forces leaders met to celebrate the reopening of the al Lej road