March, 2008

March 17, 2008

Chicken farms operational, face challenges

FORWARD OPERATING BASE KALSU, Iraq (March 17, 2008) — Dialogue has begun with the owners on how to increase production of chicken farms

March 17, 2008

Medics nurse starving child back to health

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan (March 18, 2008) — A malnourished two-year-old girl, weighing merely seven pounds, was nursed back to health by Afghan National Security and Coalition forces medics

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.