Feb. 14, 2008

Afghan children begin school in Oruzgan

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan (Feb. 12, 2008) — More than 100 Afghan children in the village of Oshay began their school year, with a visit by Afghan National Army commandos from the 201st Kandak and coalition forces

Feb. 14, 2008

Al Qaida leader's diary reveals organization's decline

WASHINGTON (Feb. 10, 2008) — U.S. troops found a diary belonging to an al Qaida in Iraq leader that has Coalition forces believing the terrorist organization is “on its heels”

Feb. 13, 2008

Large cache discovered in southern Arab Jabour

A local citizen led coalition forces conducting a foot patrol near the village of Minori in southern Arab Jabour to a massive weapons cache, Feb. 8.

Feb. 13, 2008

Airmen deliver school supplies, soccer balls to school

BAGHDAD, Iraq (Feb. 12, 2008) — Students at Safwan school, located near Umm Qasr, recently received a gift of supplies and athletic equipment from Coalition forces

Feb. 12, 2008

CJTF-HOA welcomes new commander

LEMONIER, Djibouti (Feb. 8, 2008) – Fair winds and warm weather prevailed as the commander of U.S. Central Command passed the colors of the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa from its outgoing commander to its incoming commander during a change-of-command ceremony held here Feb. 8. Rear Adm. Phillip Greene, commander, CJTF-HOA, assumed command of the task force from Rear Adm. James Hart, who will be retiring from military service and taking a Senior Executive Service position within U.S. Africa Command.

Feb. 12, 2008

Iraqi leaders, Coalition troops resettle families

Iraqis line up at a school in southern Baghdad’s Saydiyah neighborhood, Feb. 9, to stake their legal claim to property they had previously departed because of violence. A deed or an active lease was required before people were allowed to begin moving into their homes. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Nathaniel Smith)BAGHDAD (Feb. 9, 2008) – Prominent

Feb. 11, 2008

Third Army now U.S. Army Central

TAMPA, Fla. (Feb. 11, 2008) — Since the end of World War I, nearly 90 years ago, the circled A shoulder patch has been associated with Third Army.  The proud heritage of the famous unit continues on today, but under a new name and with an expanded role for the 21st century.No longer designated as Third Army, the unit nicknamed "Patton’s Own" is now

Feb. 11, 2008

Recruits graduate from Camp Fiji IP Academy

BAGHDAD, Iraq (Feb. 08, 2008) — More than 490 Iraqis demonstrated their readiness and willingness to protect and serve their fellow Iraqis as they graduated from the Camp Fiji Iraqi Police Training Facility in Baghdad Feb. 2

Feb. 11, 2008

Salman Pak leaders work to revitalize hospital

FORWARD OPERATING BASE HAMMER, Iraq (Feb. 07, 2008) — Soldiers visited a hospital which has not been fully operational for approximately five years

Feb. 11, 2008

More jobs available at brick factory

Bricks are stacked in the kiln before being fired and glazed at the Brick Factory complex in Narhwan. (U.S. Army photo)BAGHDAD (Feb. 7. 2008) – A job boom is in the works at the Narhwan Brick Factory Complex.A reported 3,500 new jobs are anticipated in the weeks ahead.Thanks to the Iraqi Ministry of Oil, enough heavy fuel oil is now flowing to