Jan. 19, 2009

New CENTCOM unit makes it tough to be a pirate

WASHINGTON - A new patrol in the U.S. Central Command is working to make it unprofitable to be a pirate, the commander of U.S. Navy Central Command and 5th Fleet said Jan. 15.

Jan. 13, 2009

Troops ready to prevent election violence

WASHINGTON, Jan. 12, 2009 – U.S. and Iraqi forces in Iraq’s Diyala province are preparing for rising violence amid upcoming provincial elections, an Army commander in Iraq said at a Pentagon news conference Monday.

Jan. 12, 2009

Iraqi girls reclaim attack site as ‘fort of science’

CAMP TAJI, Iraq – The Huda Girls’ School officially reopened its doors Jan. 5, again providing education to some 950 girls.

Jan. 6, 2009

Iraq assumes authority over FOB Callahan

AL SHA’ AB (Jan. 5, 2009) — Just days after the International Zone was returned to the Government of Iraq, Coalition forces returned Forward Operating Base Callahan to Iraqi jurisdiction, Jan. 3.

Jan. 2, 2009

U.S. turns control of International Zone over to Iraq

WASHINGTON, Jan. 1, 2009 – The United States formally transferred the Republican Palace back to the Iraqi government today, a concrete symbol of the continuing improvement in the country.

Dec. 30, 2008

Job training opens doors for former 'Sons of Iraq'

BAGHDAD, Dec. 29, 2008 – Instructors from the Jihad Civil Services Department are teaching job skills to former “Sons of Iraq” citizen security group members in southern Baghdad's Rashid district.

Dec. 29, 2008

Medical clinic opens in Kabani

KABANI — A pair of scissors and a snipped ribbon ushered in a new day for medical treatment here Dec. 20.

Dec. 23, 2008

Baghdad operation showcases Iraqi readiness

Iraqi soldiers prepare to conduct an operation alongside American Soldiers in the Ameriyah District of northwest Baghdad Dec. 20. The operation netted a number of illegal weapons and displayed the abilities of the Iraqi security forces to plan and execute a combat operation.BAGHDAD, Iraq (Dec. 22, 2008) – Iraqi security forces, with the assistance

Dec. 22, 2008

Sons of Iraq, IP and IA work together to make provinces safe

DIWANIYA, Iraq (Dec. 22, 2008) – Coalition forces conducted status checks on highway checkpoints controlled by the Sons of Iraq during a patrol Dec. 15.  Soldiers from Company D, 2nd Combined Arms Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division conducted the patrol and found citizens working diligently to maintain

Dec. 19, 2008

Mullen surveys Golden Mosque reconstruction

SAMARRA, Iraq, Dec. 18, 2008 – The bombs that severely damaged the Golden Mosque in this city on the Tigris River almost destroyed the foundations of the nation, but the Golden Mosque is rising again, just like Iraq. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, toured the city and saw the reconstruction effort Thursday.