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.

April 22, 2008

Creating legal, profitable economy leads to Afghan success

WASHINGTON (April 17, 2008) – A commitment to long-term success and improving cooperation with the Afghan government are the keys to success in Afghanistan, a NATO spokesman there said Thursday.

April 21, 2008

Officials outline Sadr City security plan

BAGHDAD (April 21, 2008) — Recent operations in Baghdad’s Sadr City neighborhood are part of the overall Baghdad security plan and necessary to rebuilding in the area, a Multinational Force Iraq spokesman told reporters Sunday.

April 17, 2008

ISAF breaks ground on Panjwayi road project

Assadullah Khalid, the governor of Kandahar province, shovels gravel at the groundbreaking ceremony for a road construction project in Panjwayi Monday. The project will employ nearly 500 Afghan workers from Panjwayi District.KABUL, Afghanistan (April 17, 2008) – Gov. Assadullah Khalid, district leader Hajii Baran and Brig. Gen. Guy Laroche,

April 17, 2008

Town hall opens in Jurf as Sahkr

Sheikh Sabbah al-Janabi, a sheikh in the Janabi tribe and leader of Jurf as Sahkr, greets Maj. Gen. Rick Lynch, 3rd Infantry Division commander, prior to the grand opening of the Jurf as Sahkr Town Hall, April 15, in Jurf as Sahkr, Iraq. (Photo by Spc. Amanda McBride)FOB KALSU, Iraq (April 17, 2008) — About 500 people gathered to commemorate the

April 17, 2008

Women's sewing center opens

AL-KUT, Iraq (April 16, 2008) – A women’s sewing center opened in Muafiqiyah April 10, providing employment and training.