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

March 6, 2008

Iskandariyah vocational school benefits residents

CAMP STRIKER, Iraq (March 04, 2008) — Representatives from the Mahmudiyah Qada toured the Iskandariyah vocational school, to see how local residents may benefit from it

March 6, 2008

Windmills to bring clean water to villages

FORWARD OPERATING BASE HAMMER, Iraq (March 05, 2008) — Leaders from the 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team and Multi-National Corps – Iraq visited two villages to assess the water production of two windmill-powered ground water pumps

March 5, 2008

Skilled labor workshops held in Paktika

PAKTIKA, Afghanistan (March 04, 2008) — Four construction workshops were held in Paktika Province to provide Afghans with the skills and construction leadership abilities to find steady employment