April 23, 2008

School renovation under way in Mahmudiyah

First Lt. Jason Potter, a civil military operations officer with Battery A, 3-320th FA, 3rd BCT, 101st Abn. Div. (AASLT), goes over plans for the Omah al-Mukhtar Girls’ School in the Qadasiyah Apartments with the project contractor April 17. (U.S. Army photo by Pvt. Christopher McKenna)FOB MAHMUDIYAH (April 20, 2008) — In conjunction with Operation

April 23, 2008

Microgrants keep Arab Jabour clinic open

FOB KALSU, Iraq (April 22, 2008) – Coalition forces are helping an Arab Jabour physician’s assistant care for the people of his village.

April 23, 2008

Soldiers create 'Daughters of Iraq' program

WASHINGTON (April 22, 2008) — Soldiers of the 101st Airborne Division are working with Iraqi army troops to help create a Daughters of Iraq program to complement the work done by the Sons of Iraq.

April 23, 2008

White House nominates Petraeus for top CENTCOM job

Gen. David Petraeus speaks to reporters in Sab al Bor, Iraq, in March. Petraeus has been nominated to lead United States Central Command. (U.S. Army photo)WASHINGTON (April 23, 2008) – The White House will nominate Army Gen. David H. Petraeus, currently commander of Multinational Force Iraq, to be the next U.S. Central Command commander, Defense

April 23, 2008

Warij residents become Sons of Iraq

Sons of Iraq in Warij stand guard at a checkpoint on April 22. The Warij SoI program is composed of both Sunni and Shia residents. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jason Stadel)FOB KALSU, Iraq (April 23, 2008) – One hundred and fifty residents of Warij volunteered to become Sons of Iraq on April 12.On April 20, the new SoI began guarding a stretch of the

April 23, 2008

Calm descends on Bayji during medical engagement

A long line of Bayji citizens extends out of the hospital where medical care was given to those in need. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Richard Rzepka)BAYJI, Iraq (April 23, 2008) – More than 550 people were provided with much needed medical care at the Bayji hospital in the Hai al Asry neighborhood of the restive city of Bayji Apr. 15.A lengthy line of

April 23, 2008

PRT, military leaders brief Wasit council on progress

Wade Weems, the former Wasit PRT team leader, greets members of the Wasit Provincial Council. Weems and Col. Peter Baker, the 214th FB commander, briefed the Wasit Provincial Council on projects Coalition forces and the PRT have completed in the province. (Photo by James O’Gara)FOB DELTA (April 23, 2008) — The Wasit Provincial Reconstruction Team

April 22, 2008

Creating legal, profitable economy leads to Afghan success

WASHINGTON (April 17, 2008) – A commitment to long-term success and improving cooperation with the Afghan government are the keys to success in Afghanistan, a NATO spokesman there said Thursday.

April 22, 2008

CJTF-HOA dedicates meat processing plant

OBOCK, Djibouti (April 21, 2008) – U.S. Embassy and CJTF-HOA leaders dedicated a meat processing plant in Obock April 14.

April 22, 2008

Displaced Iraqis returning home in droves

Soldiers secure the area outside a school, which was used as a makeshift clinic during a medical engagement in Abu Amer, a small village in the Wasit province of Iraq, March 28. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Tami Hillis)BAGHDAD (April 23, 2008) — With security improving, local economies flourishing and community reconstruction underway, Iraqis who once