April 13, 2008

New SoIs to help bring security to Kirkuk

KIRKUK, Iraq (April 14, 2008) — A Sons of Iraq contract signing ceremony was held, representing over 500 citizens in the Kirkuk province

April 10, 2008

MNC-I surgeons lay foundation for Iraqi healthcare

BAGHDAD (April 11, 2008) — The Multi-National Corps-Iraq surgeon's office held a conference March 26-28 at Al Faw Palace with the theme "Laying the foundation for the Iraqi health care system," as the center of discussion.

April 10, 2008

Gates: Reduced violence in Iraq enables exit of surge forces

WASHINGTON, April 10, 2008 — Sharply decreased violence in Iraq has set the stage for the departure of the remaining surge forces by the end of July, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee here today.

April 10, 2008

Al-Qa'im court now in session

AL-QA’IM, Iraq (April 10, 2008) – Having a fully functional legal system is essential in maintaining stability and justice. With the gradual return of stability to al-Qa’im, Iraq, justice now has the opportunity to take a seat at the forefront of society.

April 10, 2008

Baby left at doorstep finds new home

BAGHDAD, Iraq (April 09, 2008) — A baby, left in front of a base was found and taken care of by Iraqi and U.S. troops

April 10, 2008

Iraqis want to establish national sovereignty

WASHINGTON (April 09, 2008) — The Iraqi government wants to establish itself as an independent entity that one day can stand on its own feet without U.S. assistance, the top U.S. military officer in Iraq testified before the House Armed Services Committee

April 10, 2008

American kids donate school supplies to Iraq

Hawijah, IRAQ (April 09, 2008) — Friends, family, and an elementary school in West Lafayette, Ind., donated school supplies to soldiers to distribute to students an Iraqi school

April 9, 2008

Iraqi-U.S. joint patrol works to deter oil looting

TIKRIT, Iraq (April 08, 2008) — Members of 1st Armored Division’s Combat Operating Base Speicher Security Detachment recently teamed up with their local Iraqi police counterparts to put an end to oil looting near the U.S. military base outside Tikrit

April 9, 2008

Troops build African partnerships with well-drilling project

NAIROBI, Kenya (April 07, 2008) — Airmen and Sailors joined Kenyans Mar. 30 and 31 in an effort to increase access to clean drinking water within the country’s arid Garissa District

April 9, 2008

Iraqi Army keeps peace in Mahmudiyah

CAMP STRIKER, Iraq (April 08, 2008) — Brig. Gen. Ali Jassim Muhammad Hassen Al Frejee and Lt. Col. William Zemp, commander of 3rd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, worked together recently to make sure that violence seen in Basra wasn’t replicated in Mahmudiyah