March 6, 2008

Bagram military police donate smiles

Army Sgt. Heather Slater shows an Afghan boy at how use crayons and a coloring book Feb. 25 at the Egyptian Hospital near Bagram Airfield. (U.S. Air Force photo by Sr. Airman James Bolinger)BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan (Feb. 29, 2008) – Coalition forces provide necessary public facilities, like schools and health clinics, to develop Afghanistan,

March 6, 2008

ANA builds in Zabul Province

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan (March 6, 2008) — Aghan and Coalition troops provide medical and humanitarian aid in the Arghandab District.

March 6, 2008

CENTCOM commander says he doesn't expect Taliban spring offensive

WASHINGTON (March 5, 2008) — The top U.S. military commander in the Mideast says he does not expect Taliban forces in Afghanistan to launch a spring offensive this year.If anything, he said, he sees the momentum continuing to swing in direction of Coalition Forces.Adm. William Fallon told the House Armed Services Committee that the spring offensive

March 5, 2008

PRT inspects Iraqi dairy farm

FOB HAMMER, Iraq (March 2, 2008) — A Provincial Reconstruction Team inspected the al Nasser Dairy Farm, near Wehida, Iraq, Feb. 26.

March 5, 2008

Petraeus describes factors affecting Iraq assessment

BAGHDAD, Iraq (March 2, 2008) – The top military commander in Iraq discussed what he will consider as he prepares to report on the way ahead.

March 5, 2008

PRT helps farmers union grow

FOB KALSU, Iraq (March 03, 2008) — Prominent Sayifiyah landowners gathered with members of the Baghdad-7 embedded Provincial Reconstruction Team at Patrol Base Whitehouse for a farmers’ union meeting

March 5, 2008

CENTCOM commander: Violence in Iraq decreased, but gains not irreversible

WASHINGTON (March 04, 2008) — The commander of U.S. forces in the Middle East says there has been a dramatic decrease of violence in Iraq, but such gains are not irreversible

March 5, 2008

Child athletes have new place to compete

SULEIKH, Iraq (March 03, 2008) — Suleikh area residents and leaders, Iraqi Army and Multi-National Division – Baghdad Soldiers attended the grand opening celebration of the Suleikh Club, a youth sports center

March 5, 2008

Skilled labor workshops held in Paktika

PAKTIKA, Afghanistan (March 04, 2008) — Four construction workshops were held in Paktika Province to provide Afghans with the skills and construction leadership abilities to find steady employment

March 4, 2008

Marines, Iraqi troops renovate school

Iraqi Army soldiers climb a roof to fix windows and clear debris from a school in Al Tuzliyah, Iraq. (Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Billy Hall)AL QA’IM, Iraq (March 2, 2008) — Iraqi Army soldiers from 3rd Battalion, 3rd Brigade, along with Marines and Sailors of Company I, 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team 5, recently arrived