May 8, 2008

Transition team teaches Iraqi Army soldier skills

Sgt. Angel Otero teaches Iraqi soldiers sector sketching at Camp Falcon, Iraq, on May 5. (U.S. Army photo by Pvt. Christopher McKenna)FOB FALCON, Iraq (May 8, 2008) – A mlitary transition team here plays a rigorous and important role in rebuilding Iraq’s capacity to keep the peace.The MiTT helps the Iraqi army to operate in an optimal manner, said

May 7, 2008

Market opening spurs return of prosperity in Basra

BASRA, Iraq (May 7, 2008) – The opening of a market demonstrates a return of peace and prosperity to Basra.

May 7, 2008

Iraqi women’s committee reps meet in Mahmudiyah

FOB KALSU (May 7, 2008)— Representatives from four local women’s committees in the Rasheed Nahia met in Mahmudiyah May 5.

May 7, 2008

'Sisters' are doing it for themselves

FALLUJAH, Iraq (May 8, 2008) – Female Marines join the “Sisters of Fallujah” to make the city of Fallujah a safer place.

May 6, 2008

Chalabi tribe returning to village

FOB KALSU (May 4, 2008) — About 120 men of the Chalabi tribe returned to their homes a year after being driven out by extremists.

May 6, 2008

Coalition troops bring aid to Byda Village

FOB DELTA, Iraq (May 4, 2008) – Coalition troops conducted a medical assistance mission in Byda Village May 2.

May 6, 2008

Iraq to form committee to document Iranian interference

WASHINGTON (May 5, 2008) – The Iraqi government will form a committee to document Iranian interference inside Iraq, an Iraqi government spokesman said in Baghdad yesterday.

May 6, 2008

Yusifiyah police staiton opens

CAMP STRIKER (May 6, 2008) — The Yusifiyah Iraqi Police Station opened its doors to serve the community last week.

May 6, 2008

Government officials meet with Qarghuli sheikhs

Colonel Dominic Caraccilo, commander of the 3rd BCT, 101st Abn. Div. (AASLT), greets Qarghuli sheikhs prior to a meeting between the tribal leaders and government officials May 3 at Sheikh Mohammed Abdullah’s home. (U.S. Army photo by Pvt. Christopher McKenna)CAMP STRIKER (May 5, 2008) — Local government officials visited tribal leaders of Qarghuli

May 6, 2008

Karada Vocational Training Center provides new start

FOB HAMMER, Iraq (May 7, 2008) – Iraqi citizens near Jisr Diyala have new opportunities in providing for their families.