March 19, 2008

NATO progress in Afghanistan significant, general says

WASHINGTON (March 19, 2008) – Despite the task NATO faced when it arrived in Afghanistan in 2003, the alliance has made significant progress in the country, the deputy chairman of the alliance’s military committee said. “NATO’s done a remarkable job … in expanding their operations, from what began just in the Kabul area, throughout the entire

March 18, 2008

New police station brings in new era of law

CAMP TAJI, Iraq (March 18, 2008) — A new era of law was ushered in with the cutting of a ribbon at a ceremony opening the new Iraqi Police station in Shat al Taji

March 17, 2008

Running a city in southern Iraq

CAMP BUCCA, Iraq (March 16, 2008) — A National Guard unit from Oklahoma tells the story of running a city-sized facility in Iraq

March 17, 2008

Afghan citizen turns in IED cache in Oruzgan

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan (March 14, 2008) — Afghan National Security Forces, assisted by Coalition forces, conducted a security patrol that found and disarmed an improvised explosive device cache turned in by a local Afghan citizen

March 17, 2008

Iraqi troops recover weapons cache in Al-Iskandariyah

BALAD, Iraq (March 15, 2008) — A Hillah Iraqi Special Weapons and Tactics team recovered a weapons and munitions cache in Al-Iskandariyah as the result of a tip from a local citizen

March 17, 2008

Medics nurse starving child back to health

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan (March 18, 2008) — A malnourished two-year-old girl, weighing merely seven pounds, was nursed back to health by Afghan National Security and Coalition forces medics

March 17, 2008

Chicken farms operational, face challenges

FORWARD OPERATING BASE KALSU, Iraq (March 17, 2008) — Dialogue has begun with the owners on how to increase production of chicken farms

March 17, 2008

Adwaniyah’s needy children receive clothing

FORWARD OPERATING BASE KALSU, Iraq (March 17, 2008) — U.S. Soldiers, local leaders and women’s representatives showed support through gifts of clothing for widows and children of Sons of Iraq who sacrificed for their country

March 16, 2008

Girls school gets computers, Internet service

FORWARD OPERATING BASE DELTA, Iraq (March 13, 2008) — Al Kut girls secondary school received an Internet center complete with 10 computers and furniture

March 16, 2008

Iraqi troops get up-armored Humvees

CAMP TAJI, Iraq (March 13, 2008) — The Iraqi Army’s 5th Division received the first 45 up armored Humvees through the HMMWV transfer program following a graduation ceremony of the first HMMWV driver training course held in Taji, Mar. 13