Nov. 17, 2008

New courthouse enhances rule of law

BASRAH (Nov. 16, 2008) — The people of Al Tanoma, a city east of the Shatt Al Arab River, will soon open a new courthouse in partnership with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Gulf Region Division.

Nov. 14, 2008

Marines build lasting relationship with Iraqi police

RAMADI, Iraq (Nov. 13, 2008) — Currently on the battalion’s first deployment to Iraq, Marines of Company E, 2nd Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team 1, have found themselves living and working among Iraqi police daily on a forward operating base just outside Ramadi, Iraq.

Nov. 13, 2008

Basrah gets new fresh water source

BASRAH, Iraq (Nov. 9, 2008) — Two million Basrah residents will soon have a more dependable source of household water for cleaning, cooking, bathing, and washing. A $5 million project, scheduled to complete next summer, will connect permanent power to the Sweetwater Canal Pump Station No. 2. About 70 Iraqis are on the crew installing a new switch gear room, two five-megavolt amp transformers and two new 1.5-megavolt back?up generators.

Nov. 12, 2008

Officials call Baghdad attacks 'cowardly'

BAGHDAD (Nov. 11, 2008) – Coalition officials denounced three “cowardly” terrorist attacks in Iraq that left five Iraqis dead and 70 injured over the past two days.

Nov. 7, 2008

Leaders celebrate water distribution

CAMP STRIKER, Iraq (Nov. 6, 2008) – Local sheikhs, Iraqi army and Coalition Soldiers feasted in celebration of a water distribution system now complete in the Mahmudiyah Qada Nov. 4.

Nov. 6, 2008

Petraeus makes first Afghan visit as CENTCOM commander

KABUL, Afghanistan (Nov. 5, 2008) – The new commander of U.S. Central Command met with Afghan officials here Wednesday during his first visit to Afghanistan as CENTCOM commander. Army Gen. David H. Petraeus, who took the command’s reins Oct. 31, met with Afghan Defense Minister Abdul Rahim Wardak and other Afghan officials to assess security and ongoing war efforts.

Nov. 6, 2008

U.S., U.K. reach logistics agreement

MACDILL AFB, Fla. (Nov 5, 2008) – American and British senior military officials, on behalf of their respective countries, signed the first full Implementing Agreement for logistics support in Afghanistan during a ceremony held here Wednesday.

Nov. 5, 2008

Stronger Iraqi force means fewer hostilities

WASHINGTON (Nov. 3, 2008) – The number of attacks in Iraq is at its lowest level since January 2004, and this is proof of the growing capabilities of the Iraqi security forces, the vice chief of staff of the Iraqi Joint Forces said Sunday.

Nov. 4, 2008

Petraeus era begins at CENTCOM

MACDILL AFB, Fla. (Oct. 31, 2008) — In a change of scenery from the deserts of Iraq to the sunny skies of Florida, Gen. David H. Petraeus took the reins of United States Central Command from acting commander Lt. Gen. Martin E. Dempsey here during a change of command ceremony.

Nov. 3, 2008

Chief of Staff visits Soldiers at Bagram

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan (Oct. 21, 2008) — Gen. George Casey, chief of staff of the U.S. Army, visited Combined Joint Task Force-101 at Bagram as part of a visit to Afghanistan.