Press Releases

Archive: 2008

May 22, 2008

Coalition troops provide aid in Zuwarijat

FOB DELTA, Iraq (May 21, 2008) – Coalition forces provided medical care and supplies to more than 200 people May 19.

May 22, 2008

Petraeus appears before Armed Services Committee

WASHINGTON (May 22, 2008) - Gen. David H. Petraeus has been nominated to become commander of U.S. Central Command. This is is opening statemnt to the Senate Armed Services Committee.

May 22, 2008

Iraqi Army leads patrol

MOSUL, Iraq (May 23, 2008) — Iraqi soldiers performed a cordon and search in the Younis al Sabawi neighborhood May 19.

May 22, 2008

Iraqi government improving Wasit

FOB DELTA, Iraq – The government of Iraq is undertaking a number of projects in Wasit province to improve quality of life and provide jobs for citizens.

May 22, 2008

Bush: Commanders in Iraq will get what they need

WASHINGTON (May 22, 2008) – President Bush praised his choice as the new commander of U.S. Central Command and vowed that U.S. commanders will receive all available resources to defeat Iraq-based terrorists during his visit to Fort Bragg, N.C.

May 21, 2008

Odierno speaks to Senate at confirmation hearing

Lt. Gen. Ray Odierno, Commander, III Corps and Fort Hood, May 22, 2008. Odierno has been nominated to become the next commander of Multi-National Force - Iraq.

May 20, 2008

Troops, State Dept. aid Iraqi mill owner

FOB KALSU, Iraq (May 20, 2008) — A Sayafiyah mill owner received a State Department micro-grant to get his business going.

May 20, 2008

First class graduates from Ashraf police academy

ASHRAF, Iraq (May 20, 2008) — Hundreds of new Iraqi police officers graduated from the new police academy in Ashraf, Iraq.

May 19, 2008

Iraqis turn in weapons at 'amnesty drop'

BAGHDAD (May 19, 2008) – Residents turned in a variety of munitions to Iraqi soldiers in the New Baghdad District May 17.

May 19, 2008

Iraqi soldiers, police clear Karadah

FOB LOYALTY, Iraq (May 19, 2008) – Iraqi police and soldiers conducted a clearance mission in the Karadah Security District.