April 16, 2008

ISF, Coalition troops conduct joint operation

FORWARD OPERATING BASE DELTA, Iraq (April 16, 2008) — An Iraqi police-led operation in An Numaniyah sent a message to criminals in the city — Iraqi security forces are in control.More than 300 IP, Iraqi army and coalition forces deployed to An Numaniyah to conduct checkpoint operations in a joint effort April 7. Dubbed Operation Crystal Springs,

April 15, 2008

Microgrants transform lives of Iraqis

FOB KALSU, Iraq (April 15, 2008) – Soldiers of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, are distributing microgrants to help fledgling businesses west of the Tigris River and south of Baghdad.With the assistance of Soldiers from Company C, 415th Civil Affairs Battalion and members of the Baghdad-7 embedded Provincial Reconstruction Team,

April 15, 2008

Iraqi forces making progress in Basra, Baghdad

BAGHDAD  (Apri 14) – Iraqi security forces are continuing to lead operations against insurgents in Basra and Baghdad and have made significant progress toward establishing security, a U.S. military spokesman in Iraq said.Speaking to reporters in Iraq, Navy Rear Adm. Patrick Driscoll, Multinational Force Iraq spokesman, detailed recent operations,

April 15, 2008

Iraq's largest power plant awaits improvements

FOB ISKAN — There’s a reason the lights never go out at FOB Iskan, and it’s not because of Coalition forces.The brightly-lit Iskandariyah Thermal Power Plant located there has been chugging along since long before troops arrived. The plant is the dominant visual feature of FOB Iskan, with four enormous smokestacks rising above an imposing labyrinth

April 15, 2008

Improved security benefits Qarghuli school

First Lt. Phil Schupp looks over the schoolyard and talks to the principal of Thakir Iraq school in Qarghuli village while doing an assessment there, April 8. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Tony M. Lindback)PATROL BASE INCHON, Iraq (April 15, 2008) – New windows and heat have improved the Thakir Iraq school, but coalition forces’ greatest

April 15, 2008

Colonel: Coalition, Iraqi forces winning in Anbar

Amenah, a 2-year-old Iraqi girl from Haditha, was flown to the United States in February for successful surgery on her ailing heart. Haditha, located in formerly restive western Anbar province, today is experiencing reduced violence and widespread reconstruction. (Photo by Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Shawn Coolman)WASHINGTON (April 14, 2008) –

April 15, 2008

Generator brings power, jobs to clothing factory

CAMP STRIKER, Iraq (April 15, 2008) – The Ready Made Clothing Company is ready to take on a greater load thanks to the donation of an 850-kilowatt generator to the factory in Mahmudiyah, Iraq, April 12.The factory currently operates at 10 percent of its former capacity, using only a small area of its complex. The new generator, for which the

April 15, 2008

Leaders meet at development conference

FOB HAMMER, Iraq (April 15, 2008) – Key Iraqi governmental officials from Baghdad met with tribal and civic leaders of the Mada’in Qada during the Narhwan Development Conference held at a health clinic there, April 12.An assistant to the governor of Baghdad; the director general of agriculture; the Mada’in Qada director of education; the director

April 14, 2008

Afghan, Coalition troops continue to neutralize Taliban

BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan (April 15, 2008) – Several insurgents were killed by Afghan National Army and Coalition forces during a reconnaissance patrol, April 10, near Aminah Kalay, Zabul province. A group of insurgents attempted to ambush the patrol using small arms. The ANA returned small-arms and heavy machine-gun fire. During the attack,

April 14, 2008

School receives soccer uniforms

Soccer players at the Jurf Secondary School in Jurf as Sahkr, Iraq, pose for a photo in their new uniforms, which were donated by Coalition troops.FORWARD OPERATING BASE ISKAN (April 14, 2008) — One of the first things Soldiers noticed on the ground in Jurf as Sahkr, Iraq, was how much local residents loved soccer.In area businesses, soccer posters