Archive: 2008

Dec. 30, 2008

Job training opens doors for former 'Sons of Iraq'

BAGHDAD, Dec. 29, 2008 – Instructors from the Jihad Civil Services Department are teaching job skills to former “Sons of Iraq” citizen security group members in southern Baghdad's Rashid district.

Dec. 29, 2008

Medical clinic opens in Kabani

KABANI — A pair of scissors and a snipped ribbon ushered in a new day for medical treatment here Dec. 20.

Dec. 23, 2008

Baghdad operation showcases Iraqi readiness

Iraqi soldiers prepare to conduct an operation alongside American Soldiers in the Ameriyah District of northwest Baghdad Dec. 20. The operation netted a number of illegal weapons and displayed the abilities of the Iraqi security forces to plan and execute a combat operation.BAGHDAD, Iraq (Dec. 22, 2008) – Iraqi security forces, with the assistance

Dec. 22, 2008

Sons of Iraq, IP and IA work together to make provinces safe

DIWANIYA, Iraq (Dec. 22, 2008) – Coalition forces conducted status checks on highway checkpoints controlled by the Sons of Iraq during a patrol Dec. 15.  Soldiers from Company D, 2nd Combined Arms Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division conducted the patrol and found citizens working diligently to maintain

Dec. 19, 2008

Mullen surveys Golden Mosque reconstruction

SAMARRA, Iraq, Dec. 18, 2008 – The bombs that severely damaged the Golden Mosque in this city on the Tigris River almost destroyed the foundations of the nation, but the Golden Mosque is rising again, just like Iraq. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, toured the city and saw the reconstruction effort Thursday.

Dec. 18, 2008

Iraqi logistics corps becoming self-sufficient

Iraqi soldiers check the placement of a Humvee tire jack during a training class taught by Multinational Division Baghdad soldiers at Camp Taji, Iraq.CAMP LIBERTY (Iraq, Dec. 17, 2008) – Iraqi security forces, aided by U.S. soldiers, have taken another step toward self-sufficiency by securing the supplies and equipment they need to sustain

Dec. 17, 2008

Officials: East Baghdad 'beyond counterinsergency'

WASHINGTON (Dec. 15, 2008) – Progress in East Baghdad is going so well that the area is “beyond counterinsurgency” and into development, U.S. officials with responsibility for the area said Monday.

Dec. 16, 2008

President signs security pact with Iraq

WASHINGTON, Dec. 15, 2008 – With fewer than 40 days left in office, President George W. Bush signed a security pact in Baghdad yesterday, putting an end in sight for the Iraq war after nearly six years of fighting.

Dec. 15, 2008

Odierno: Troops out of Iraqi cities by summer

BALAD (Dec. 14, 2008) — U.S. combat forces are on track to be out of Iraqi cities by June 30 in accordance with the recently signed status of forces agreement between the United States and Iraq, the top U.S. general in Iraq said Saturday.

Dec. 11, 2008

Iraqi bomb experts gain independence

NINEWA, Iraq (Dec. 10, 2008) — Looking at a field full of improvised explosive devises the Soldiers have evidence of their recent successes. This bomb disposal company for the Iraqi army is well trained and able to train other divisions.