Sept. 2, 2008

U.S. military makes Ramadan considerations for Muslim troops

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan (Sept. 2, 2008) — Ramadan began Monday, and Muslims have begun to fast in observance of this Islamic holiday. Because during Ramadan Muslims are not allowed to eat or drink during daylight hours, this can be a hazardous time for deployed Muslims in the U.S military, said Army Maj. Abdul-Rasheed Muhammad, a Muslim chaplain and small-group instructor for U.S. Army Chaplain Center School at Fort Jackson, S.C.

Sept. 1, 2008

Iraqis take control of Anbar security

WASHINGTON – Iraqi civilian authorities Monday assumed responsibility for security in Iraq’s Anbar province.

Aug. 28, 2008

U.S., Pakistani leaders build relationship

WASHINGTON (August 28, 2008) – U.S. and Pakistani military leaders continued their ongoing dialogue about the war on terrorism.

Aug. 27, 2008

Anbar handover could free Marines for Afghanistan missions, general says

WASHINGTON (August 27, 2008) – Iraq’s once-deadly Anbar province could become the 11th province to be turned over to Iraqi control.

Aug. 26, 2008

Conference focuses on future of ISF

BAGHDAD, Iraq (August 26, 2008) – Coalition military leaders and Iraqi army commanders convene a one-day conference on the future of the ISF.

Aug. 25, 2008

Pacesetters offer microgrants, security while patrolling streets of Sha’ab

BAGHDAD, Iraq (August 26, 2008) – Much potential is seen during a routine patrol in northern Baghdad.

Aug. 20, 2008

Formerly violent Afghan district dubbed 'peaceful'

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan (August 13, 2008) — Government and military leaders, international representatives, and villagers packed into the common area of the new Anaba District Center in Panjshir province, Afghanistan, Aug. 11, to celebrate the naming of their district as "peaceful."

Aug. 19, 2008

'Normalcy' returning to Kirkuk village

Staff Sgt. Cole Abernethy and Maj. Peter Colt play with Iraqi children in Gaydah village, in Kirkuk province, northeastern Iraq. The Soldiers met with village leaders, Aug. 13 to discuss current developments and civil service projects that will benefit the area. KIRKUK, Iraq (August 19, 2008) — In the southern Rishad valley of Kirkuk province lies

Aug. 17, 2008

Iraqi troops fill Georgians' security role

FOB DELTA — A brigade of Iraqi troops offered their help to maintain security in Wasit province after Gergian troops left Iraq.

Aug. 14, 2008

Iraqi, American city councils share ideas on local government

HANSCOM AFB, Mass. (Aug. 12, 2008) — The Hanscom Video Teleconference Center has been the site of many different types of meetings over the years, from discussions between Electronic Systems Center officials and others within the Air Force to holiday greetings between deployed members and their loved ones. But on Aug. 10, the Hanscom VTC became the site of a unique civics lesson between members of the New Bedford, Mass., City Council and approximately 30 city and town officials from various districts in Iraq.