Archive: 2008

Nov. 24, 2008

Children return to refurbished kindergarten

BAGHDAD (Nov. 22, 2008) — Wurwood Kindergarten School officially reopened its doors Nov. 21 in the Rasheed neighborhood of Salman Pak after a two-month-long refurbishing period.

Nov. 20, 2008

Soldiers train Iraqi bomb disposal technicians

FOB FALCON, Iraq (Nov. 20, 2008) – Multi-National Division – Baghdad Soldiers conducted explosive ordnance training with Iraqi security forces bomb disposal technicians Nov. 16 at Forward Operating Base Falcon in southern Baghdad.

Nov. 19, 2008

Terror groups feeling pressure along Afghan border

WASHINGTON (Nov. 18, 2008) – With U.S., Afghan and Pakistani forces applying pressure on both sides of the Afghanistan-Pakistan border, the enemy “is running out of options for places to go,” a senior U.S. officer in the region said Tuesday.

Nov. 18, 2008

Joint Chiefs chairman: Troops out of Iraq by end of 2011

Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.WASHINGTON (Nov. 17, 2008) – All American troops will be out of Iraq by the end of 2011 under the status of forces agreement between the United States and Iraq, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said Monday.Navy Adm. Mike Mullen called the agreement important and one the United

Nov. 18, 2008

Iraqi, Coalition forces discuss border security

FOB GARRY OWEN, Iraq (Nov. 18, 2008) – For the first time in Maysan province, leaders from the Iraqi army, Iraqi police and Iraqi border patrol met with Coalition leaders near the provincial capital of Amarah Nov. 15.

Nov. 17, 2008

New courthouse enhances rule of law

BASRAH (Nov. 16, 2008) — The people of Al Tanoma, a city east of the Shatt Al Arab River, will soon open a new courthouse in partnership with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Gulf Region Division.

Nov. 14, 2008

Marines build lasting relationship with Iraqi police

RAMADI, Iraq (Nov. 13, 2008) — Currently on the battalion’s first deployment to Iraq, Marines of Company E, 2nd Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team 1, have found themselves living and working among Iraqi police daily on a forward operating base just outside Ramadi, Iraq.

Nov. 13, 2008

Basrah gets new fresh water source

BASRAH, Iraq (Nov. 9, 2008) — Two million Basrah residents will soon have a more dependable source of household water for cleaning, cooking, bathing, and washing. A $5 million project, scheduled to complete next summer, will connect permanent power to the Sweetwater Canal Pump Station No. 2. About 70 Iraqis are on the crew installing a new switch gear room, two five-megavolt amp transformers and two new 1.5-megavolt back?up generators.

Nov. 12, 2008

Officials call Baghdad attacks 'cowardly'

BAGHDAD (Nov. 11, 2008) – Coalition officials denounced three “cowardly” terrorist attacks in Iraq that left five Iraqis dead and 70 injured over the past two days.

Nov. 7, 2008

Leaders celebrate water distribution

CAMP STRIKER, Iraq (Nov. 6, 2008) – Local sheikhs, Iraqi army and Coalition Soldiers feasted in celebration of a water distribution system now complete in the Mahmudiyah Qada Nov. 4.