March 12, 2008

‘Village of Hope’ aims to boost economy

FOB KALSU, Iraq (March 10, 2008) — Courses at a vocational school designed to teach Hawr Rajab residents the basics of construction are taught to rebuild the economy in the district

March 11, 2008

Arab Jabour power lines nearly complete

BAGHDAD (March 10, 2008) – Reconstruction of three 132-kilovolt high-tension power line towers in the region of Arab Jabour are near completion.Iraqi Ministry of Electricity employees began work on the towers March 1. Once complete, another link of the southern Baghdad power belt will be fixed.With the exception of occasional route clearance teams

March 11, 2008

Troops conduct remote medical training

BAGRAM, Afghanistan (March 10, 2008) — Recently, Task Force Med, out of Bagram’s Craig Hospital, conducted an experimental remote medical training program.The goal of the training was to build the capacity of Afghan health care providers through lectures and live training all conducted via video teleconference.Medics and doctors from 2-508th

March 11, 2008

Paratroopers inspect hydro project

BAGRAM, Afghanistan (March 10, 2008) — Third Platoon, Able Company, 2-503rd Parachute Infantry Regiment conducted a reconnaissance mission at the Dag micro-hydro project near the Dag Village.After inspecting the micro-hydro project, the Paratroopers went into the Dag village to discuss future projects. During the meeting with village elders, some

March 10, 2008

Spanish PRT opens orphanage in Qala-e-Naw

KABUL, Afghanistan (March 10, 2008) — The Spanish-led Qala-e-Naw Provincial Reconstruction Team opened a new orphanage in Qala-e-Naw

March 10, 2008

East Rashid goes to voting booth

BAGHDAD, Iraq (March 08, 2008) — The people of East Rashid held elections this week to determine who will represent them to the Government of Iraq

March 10, 2008

Coalition Forces build ties in Hamiya

FORWARD OPERATING BASE KALSU, Iraq (March 07, 2008) — Soldiers gear up with pockets full of toys and candy for children as they meet with village representatives

March 10, 2008

Citizens turn in large weapons cache

FORWARD OPERATING BASE KALSU, Iraq (March 07, 2008) — Citizens in Arab Jabour unearthed a large weapons cache and turned it over to Soldiers at Patrol Base Red

March 10, 2008

Haditha girl home after heart surgery in U.S.

HADITHA, Iraq (March 09, 2008) — A two-year-old Iraqi girl returned to Haditha after undergoing open-heart surgery at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt University

March 8, 2008

Taji rails open for first time since 2003

Soldiers open a railroad gate at Camp Taji as an Iraqi train approaches. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jerome Bishop)CAMP TAJI (March 7, 2008) — The railroad lines of the Taji Qada, north of Baghdad, have laid dormant since the beginning of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003, but as a result of the efforts of Multi-National Division – Baghdad Soldiers, the