May 5, 2008

Gates: Afghanistan command restructuring worthy of consideration

TEXARKANA, Texas (May 2, 2008) – The concept of increasing U.S. command and control in Afghanistan “is clearly something that needs to be looked at,” Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said Friday.

May 1, 2008

Soldiers patch roads after bomb blasts

CAMP TAJI, Iraq (May 1, 2008) – Craters from roadside bombs can be found throughout the thousands of miles of roadway that cover Baghdad and the surrounding areas.

May 1, 2008

Iraqi Police regional training center opens in Diyala

TIKRIT, Iraq (May 2, 2008) – The Iraqi Police Regional Training Center celebrated its grand opening in Diyala Province, commemorating the establishment of an Iraqi Police professional training academy May 1.

May 1, 2008

Security in Abu Shemsi offers new opportunities

FOB ISKAN, Iraq (May 2, 2008) – Residents in Abu Shemsi in the North Babil province of Iraq continue to see improvements in security and economic development.

April 30, 2008

Refurbished school opens in Salman Pak

FOB HAMMER (April 29, 2008) — The only secondary school for girls in the Salman Pak area opened its doors April 24.

April 30, 2008

EPRT facilitates Mada’in ag expo

FOB HAMMER, Iraq (May 1, 2008) – More than 1500 Iraqi farmers attended the Mada’in Agricultural Technology Exposition in al-Wahida.

April 30, 2008

Maliki unifies Iraqi government in stand against insurgents

MEXICO CITY, April 30, 2008 – As Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki stands up to insurgents threatening Iraq, it’s serving to unify his once-splintered government, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates told reporters here Tuesday.

April 29, 2008

Troops treat Afghans near Tag Ab

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan (April 29, 2008) – Several hundred citizens from a village near Tag Ab Valley received medical care April 19.

April 29, 2008

Poultry means prosperity in Hawr Rajab

FOB KALSU (April 30, 2008) — Two Iraqi poultry farmers received 3,000 chicks each in a bid to jump-start their industry.

April 29, 2008

Sons of Iraq help secure Fuhail village

PATROL BASE YATES (April 29, 2008) — As part of their commitment to keeping insurgents away, members of the Sons of Iraq built a checkpoint on a narrow stretch of road through Fuhail Mujeer Village, 25 kilometers southwest of Baghdad, April 25.