May 21, 2008

Odierno speaks to Senate at confirmation hearing

Lt. Gen. Ray Odierno, Commander, III Corps and Fort Hood, May 22, 2008. Odierno has been nominated to become the next commander of Multi-National Force - Iraq.

May 20, 2008

Troops, State Dept. aid Iraqi mill owner

FOB KALSU, Iraq (May 20, 2008) — A Sayafiyah mill owner received a State Department micro-grant to get his business going.

May 20, 2008

First class graduates from Ashraf police academy

ASHRAF, Iraq (May 20, 2008) — Hundreds of new Iraqi police officers graduated from the new police academy in Ashraf, Iraq.

May 19, 2008

Iraqis turn in weapons at 'amnesty drop'

BAGHDAD (May 19, 2008) – Residents turned in a variety of munitions to Iraqi soldiers in the New Baghdad District May 17.

May 19, 2008

Iraqi soldiers, police clear Karadah

FOB LOYALTY, Iraq (May 19, 2008) – Iraqi police and soldiers conducted a clearance mission in the Karadah Security District.

May 18, 2008

Iraqi soldiers, police find weapons

FOB LOYALTY, Iraq – Iraqi soldiers and police partnered to conduct a multi-day joint operation in the eastern Baghdad.

May 18, 2008

Democracy taking hold in Arab Jabour

FOB KALSU, Iraq, May 19, 2008) — After years of war citizens of Arab Jabour are learning to trust the path of democracy.

May 18, 2008

President meets Iraqi leaders in Egypt

WASHINGTON (May 18, 2008) – President Bush discussed progress with Iraqi Vice President Abd al-Mahdi Sunday in Egypt.

May 15, 2008

Iraqis refurbish school in al-Buaytha

FOB KALSU, Iraq (May 16, 2008) – The al-Nassir elementary school in al-Buaytha, Iraq, is getting a facelift.

May 15, 2008

New bridge links Busayefi to Hawr Rajab

Citizens of Hawr Rajab and Busayefi gather May 13 on the bridge linking their communities. The bridge, constructed by an Iraqi company and funded by the government of Iraq, spans the Mercedes Canal. (Courtesy photo)FOB KALSU, Iraq (May 16, 2008) – Brightly painted flowers, hearts and polka-dots color the new bridge with cheery symbols. Most