March 17, 2008

Iraqi troops recover weapons cache in Al-Iskandariyah

BALAD, Iraq (March 15, 2008) — A Hillah Iraqi Special Weapons and Tactics team recovered a weapons and munitions cache in Al-Iskandariyah as the result of a tip from a local citizen

March 17, 2008

Afghan citizen turns in IED cache in Oruzgan

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan (March 14, 2008) — Afghan National Security Forces, assisted by Coalition forces, conducted a security patrol that found and disarmed an improvised explosive device cache turned in by a local Afghan citizen

March 17, 2008

Running a city in southern Iraq

CAMP BUCCA, Iraq (March 16, 2008) — A National Guard unit from Oklahoma tells the story of running a city-sized facility in Iraq

March 16, 2008

$34 mil in water projects approved for Mada’in Qada

FORWARD OPERATING BASE HAMMER, Iraq (March 13, 2008) — U.S. military and civilian leaders met with local Iraqi leaders to discuss upcoming projects and the needs of the Mada’in Qada

March 16, 2008

President lauds PRT efforts in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON (March 13, 2008) — President Bush praised the work of provincial reconstruction teams in Afghanistan, calling them key to a counterinsurgency strategy that requires more than just military action

March 16, 2008

Iraqi troops get up-armored Humvees

CAMP TAJI, Iraq (March 13, 2008) — The Iraqi Army’s 5th Division received the first 45 up armored Humvees through the HMMWV transfer program following a graduation ceremony of the first HMMWV driver training course held in Taji, Mar. 13

March 16, 2008

Girls school gets computers, Internet service

FORWARD OPERATING BASE DELTA, Iraq (March 13, 2008) — Al Kut girls secondary school received an Internet center complete with 10 computers and furniture

March 13, 2008

Gates: U.S. must win in Iraq

COLORADO SPRINGS (May 13, 2008) – Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said the military must heed the lessons of today's wars to prepare for the future.

March 13, 2008

Afghan troops give aid to villagers

Afghan troops hand out supplies to villagers in Tangay Pass March 7. (CJTF-82 photo)BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan (March 12, 2008) — Afghan National Security Forces provided medical and humanitarian assistance to villagers in Tangay Pass, Oruzgan Province, March 7. The ANSF also assessed dried-up wells and a clinic for future projects with

March 13, 2008

Afghan forces improve national communication flow

Afghan national police 2nd Lt. Rayab Khan Shinghar, ANP representative for the Joint Regional Coordination Center briefs other representatives during a daily battle update brief in Ghazni province, Afghanistan, March 4. (U.S. Army photo)GHAZNI PROVINCE, Afghanistan (March 12, 2008) — With the growth of Afghan National Security Forces since the