Archive: 2008

April 23, 2008

Warij residents become Sons of Iraq

Sons of Iraq in Warij stand guard at a checkpoint on April 22. The Warij SoI program is composed of both Sunni and Shia residents. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jason Stadel)FOB KALSU, Iraq (April 23, 2008) – One hundred and fifty residents of Warij volunteered to become Sons of Iraq on April 12.On April 20, the new SoI began guarding a stretch of the

April 23, 2008

Calm descends on Bayji during medical engagement

A long line of Bayji citizens extends out of the hospital where medical care was given to those in need. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Richard Rzepka)BAYJI, Iraq (April 23, 2008) – More than 550 people were provided with much needed medical care at the Bayji hospital in the Hai al Asry neighborhood of the restive city of Bayji Apr. 15.A lengthy line of

April 22, 2008

Creating legal, profitable economy leads to Afghan success

WASHINGTON (April 17, 2008) – A commitment to long-term success and improving cooperation with the Afghan government are the keys to success in Afghanistan, a NATO spokesman there said Thursday.

April 22, 2008

CJTF-HOA dedicates meat processing plant

OBOCK, Djibouti (April 21, 2008) – U.S. Embassy and CJTF-HOA leaders dedicated a meat processing plant in Obock April 14.

April 22, 2008

Displaced Iraqis returning home in droves

Soldiers secure the area outside a school, which was used as a makeshift clinic during a medical engagement in Abu Amer, a small village in the Wasit province of Iraq, March 28. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Tami Hillis)BAGHDAD (April 23, 2008) — With security improving, local economies flourishing and community reconstruction underway, Iraqis who once

April 22, 2008

Afghan veterinarians come to ranchers' aid

BAGRAM AIR BASE, Afghanistan (April 23, 2008) — Government veterinary officials in Afghanistan’s Farah province, assisted by coalition forces, treated animals and taught local shepherds how to care for their livestock at an event at Farah Fire Base.The civil affairs team stationed at the Farah Fire Base helped the provincial veterinarian in hosting

April 21, 2008

Officials outline Sadr City security plan

BAGHDAD (April 21, 2008) — Recent operations in Baghdad’s Sadr City neighborhood are part of the overall Baghdad security plan and necessary to rebuilding in the area, a Multinational Force Iraq spokesman told reporters Sunday.

April 17, 2008

Women's sewing center opens

AL-KUT, Iraq (April 16, 2008) – A women’s sewing center opened in Muafiqiyah April 10, providing employment and training.

April 17, 2008

Town hall opens in Jurf as Sahkr

Sheikh Sabbah al-Janabi, a sheikh in the Janabi tribe and leader of Jurf as Sahkr, greets Maj. Gen. Rick Lynch, 3rd Infantry Division commander, prior to the grand opening of the Jurf as Sahkr Town Hall, April 15, in Jurf as Sahkr, Iraq. (Photo by Spc. Amanda McBride)FOB KALSU, Iraq (April 17, 2008) — About 500 people gathered to commemorate the

April 17, 2008

Well pumps clean water for Zambraniya, Bayjia

FORWARD OPERATING BASE KALSU, Iraq (April 16, 2008) — A new well, located at the al-Hamza School in Bayjia, is capable of producing 6000 gallons of fresh water per day and will service both the Zambraniya and Bayjia communities