Archive: June, 2008

June 18, 2008

General: Iraqi Air Force making great strides

WASHINGTON (June 18, 2008) – The Iraqi air force is making great strides as it continues to train and begins supporting Iraqi army and police forces, the U.S. adviser to the force said today.

June 17, 2008

Security, funding send children back to school

FOB KALSU (June 18, 2008) — An improved security situation means children can resume their educations in southern Baghdad.

June 17, 2008

Tarmiyah meeting builds relationships

CAMP TAJI, Iraq (June 18, 2008) – Hussein al-Tahan, governor of Baghdad, visited the areas of Mushada and Tarmiyah.

June 16, 2008

Public works substation opens in Yarmouk

BAGHDAD (June 15, 2008) – Coalition troops opened a public works substation in Yarmouk, northwest Baghdad,on June 14.

June 15, 2008

Admiral praises Iraqi political debate

WASHINGTON (June 12, 2008) – Ongoing debate within Iraq’s political realm about negotiations over the U.S.-Iraq strategic framework agreement indicates the healthy development of Iraq’s young democracy, the U.S. military’s top officer said here today. The completion of the agreement would allow for continued U.S. military operations in Iraq after the United Nations security resolution ends Dec. 31. Political debate in Iraq “historically, has not taken place,” Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, noted at a Government Executive Magazine-hosted breakfast at the National Press Club.

June 14, 2008

Improved security situation spurs reconstruction

BAGHDAD (June 15, 2008) — Improvements in overall security incidents and Iraqi forces continued to rise during the past week.

June 13, 2008

Soldiers deliver toys to Iraqi girls' school

CAMP VICTORY — Iraqi Police and Coalition troops visited the Zainab Girls School in Hurriyah June 12.

June 12, 2008

Basra vocational school renovated

BASRA (June 12, 2008) — Students in Basra are now attending a vocational technical school as they acquire important job skills.

June 11, 2008

Bush thanks Germans for help

WASHINGTON, June 11, 2008 – President Bush Wednesday thanked the German people for their help in Afghanistan and Iraq.

June 11, 2008

Outreach program aids Afghan villages

BAGRAM AIR BASE, Afghanistan (June 11, 2008) – Soldiers provide water, power and security through outreach program.