Archive: 2008

April 10, 2008

MNC-I surgeons lay foundation for Iraqi healthcare

BAGHDAD (April 11, 2008) — The Multi-National Corps-Iraq surgeon's office held a conference March 26-28 at Al Faw Palace with the theme "Laying the foundation for the Iraqi health care system," as the center of discussion.

April 9, 2008

Village of Hope gives Iraqis new perspective

FORWARD OPERATING BASE KALSU, Iraq (April 8, 2008) — Four months after al-Qaeda in Iraq fled from a community, buisness is starting to flourish once more

April 9, 2008

Iraqi Army keeps peace in Mahmudiyah

CAMP STRIKER, Iraq (April 08, 2008) — Brig. Gen. Ali Jassim Muhammad Hassen Al Frejee and Lt. Col. William Zemp, commander of 3rd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, worked together recently to make sure that violence seen in Basra wasn’t replicated in Mahmudiyah

April 9, 2008

Troops build African partnerships with well-drilling project

NAIROBI, Kenya (April 07, 2008) — Airmen and Sailors joined Kenyans Mar. 30 and 31 in an effort to increase access to clean drinking water within the country’s arid Garissa District

April 9, 2008

Iraqi-U.S. joint patrol works to deter oil looting

TIKRIT, Iraq (April 08, 2008) — Members of 1st Armored Division’s Combat Operating Base Speicher Security Detachment recently teamed up with their local Iraqi police counterparts to put an end to oil looting near the U.S. military base outside Tikrit

April 7, 2008

Afghan police graduate first trauma assistance personnel

Students with the Afghan National Police Trauma Assistance Personnel course treat a fellow policeman’s simulated wounds during the inaugural course at the ANP Central Training Center in Kabul, Afghanistan.KABUL, Afghanistan (April 3, 2008) – The Afghan National Police Central Training Center graduated 24 police officers today from the first course

April 7, 2008

Soldiers remove terrorist chokehold in Samarra

SAMARRA (April 8, 2008) — The people of this northern-Iraqi city of Samarra can breathe again, thanks to recent Coalition operations.

April 3, 2008

Joint team provides medical aid in Africa

Navy Capt. Michael Curran, a medical officer at Camp Lemonier’s medical clinic, is deployed from Bethesda Naval Medical Center, Md., examines and treats local villagers for minor and acute illnesses. (Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Scott Cohen)CAMP LEMONIER, Djibouti (April 3, 2008) – In many underdeveloped countries access to even the most

April 2, 2008

Engineer Infrastructure Battalion graduates in Taji

TAJI, Iraq (April 2, 2008) – About 700 soldiers from the Iraqi Army Engineer Infrastructure Battalion celebrated the completion of their training during a graduation ceremony here Apr. 2.The battalion was created in October 2007 and these soldiers have gone through six months of training in various areas to include specific training in electrical

April 1, 2008

15 caches, IED factory discovered in northern Iraq

TIKRIT, Iraq (April 2, 2008) – Iraqi Army and Coalition force Soldiers discovered 15 weapons caches and an improvised explosive device factory in northern Iraq April 1.The weapons and ammunition discovered included one 155mm and three 120mm rounds, one 122mm Illumination round, 14 107mm rockets, 58 82mm and 12 60mm mortars, along with other