Archive: 2008

June 19, 2008

Soldiers train Iraqi police in first aid

The Soldiers of mortar platoon, 1st Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Multi-National Division – Baghdad, are ingraining that phrase into the Iraqi policemen, whom they train.

June 19, 2008

Engineers keep fresh water flowing

BAGHDAD (June 20, 2008) — The Army Corps of Engineers is restoring the Karkh Water Treatment Plant near Taji, northwest of Baghdad.

June 18, 2008

General: Iraqi Air Force making great strides

WASHINGTON (June 18, 2008) – The Iraqi air force is making great strides as it continues to train and begins supporting Iraqi army and police forces, the U.S. adviser to the force said today.

June 18, 2008

Iraqi girl to get life-saving surgery

FOB DELTA, Iraq (June 19, 2008) – When she was born, doctors didn’t expect her to live a week, but a 1-year-old Iraqi girl is defying the odds. She overcame the initial diagnosis, but without proper care, Noor Majeed could still die. Fortunately, surgeons in Boston have agreed to donate their services to help her, and a donor in Cambridge, Mass., donated $100,000 for the medical care of this patient. Noor’s surgery is scheduled for June 30 at Boston Children’s Hospital.

June 17, 2008

Tarmiyah meeting builds relationships

CAMP TAJI, Iraq (June 18, 2008) – Hussein al-Tahan, governor of Baghdad, visited the areas of Mushada and Tarmiyah.

June 17, 2008

Security, funding send children back to school

FOB KALSU (June 18, 2008) — An improved security situation means children can resume their educations in southern Baghdad.

June 16, 2008

Public works substation opens in Yarmouk

BAGHDAD (June 15, 2008) – Coalition troops opened a public works substation in Yarmouk, northwest Baghdad,on June 14.

June 15, 2008

Admiral praises Iraqi political debate

WASHINGTON (June 12, 2008) – Ongoing debate within Iraq’s political realm about negotiations over the U.S.-Iraq strategic framework agreement indicates the healthy development of Iraq’s young democracy, the U.S. military’s top officer said here today. The completion of the agreement would allow for continued U.S. military operations in Iraq after the United Nations security resolution ends Dec. 31. Political debate in Iraq “historically, has not taken place,” Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, noted at a Government Executive Magazine-hosted breakfast at the National Press Club.

June 14, 2008

Improved security situation spurs reconstruction

BAGHDAD (June 15, 2008) — Improvements in overall security incidents and Iraqi forces continued to rise during the past week.

June 13, 2008

Soldiers deliver toys to Iraqi girls' school

CAMP VICTORY — Iraqi Police and Coalition troops visited the Zainab Girls School in Hurriyah June 12.