Archive: 2008

Nov. 6, 2008

Petraeus makes first Afghan visit as CENTCOM commander

KABUL, Afghanistan (Nov. 5, 2008) – The new commander of U.S. Central Command met with Afghan officials here Wednesday during his first visit to Afghanistan as CENTCOM commander. Army Gen. David H. Petraeus, who took the command’s reins Oct. 31, met with Afghan Defense Minister Abdul Rahim Wardak and other Afghan officials to assess security and ongoing war efforts.

Nov. 6, 2008

U.S., U.K. reach logistics agreement

MACDILL AFB, Fla. (Nov 5, 2008) – American and British senior military officials, on behalf of their respective countries, signed the first full Implementing Agreement for logistics support in Afghanistan during a ceremony held here Wednesday.

Nov. 5, 2008

Stronger Iraqi force means fewer hostilities

WASHINGTON (Nov. 3, 2008) – The number of attacks in Iraq is at its lowest level since January 2004, and this is proof of the growing capabilities of the Iraqi security forces, the vice chief of staff of the Iraqi Joint Forces said Sunday.

Nov. 4, 2008

Petraeus era begins at CENTCOM

MACDILL AFB, Fla. (Oct. 31, 2008) — In a change of scenery from the deserts of Iraq to the sunny skies of Florida, Gen. David H. Petraeus took the reins of United States Central Command from acting commander Lt. Gen. Martin E. Dempsey here during a change of command ceremony.

Nov. 3, 2008

Chief of Staff visits Soldiers at Bagram

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan (Oct. 21, 2008) — Gen. George Casey, chief of staff of the U.S. Army, visited Combined Joint Task Force-101 at Bagram as part of a visit to Afghanistan.

Oct. 29, 2008

Schools a high priority for MND-B

BAGHDAD (Oct. 30, 3008) – Rebuilding schools is a top priority for Multi-National Division – Baghdad to eliminate terrorist and criminal activities and set the condition for a brighter future for Iraqi youth.

Oct. 28, 2008

Coalition calms Afghan elders' water fears

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan (Oct. 28, 2008) – People in the rural villages surrounding this former Soviet air base in eastern Afghanistan that’s now being used for the headquarters of coalition operations in Afghanistan have been upset about an enigma surrounding an important creek for some time.

Oct. 27, 2008

Meetings key to success in Ramadi

RAMADI, Iraq (Oct. 27, 2008) – Ensuring community wellness is an essential component to 2nd Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team 1’s success during their current deployment to Ramadi, Iraq.

Oct. 26, 2008

Engineers keep power flowing in Baghdad

BAGHDAD, Iraq (Oct. 22, 2008) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Gulf Region Division’s largest remaining electrical generation project added two work shifts to keep pace on one of Iraq’s most important infrastructure projects, the Qudas Generation Plant.

Oct. 22, 2008

Security improvements spur resettlement, reconstruction

WASHINGTON (Oct. 22, 2008) – Security improvements throughout northwestern Baghdad have prompted reconstruction and residents’ returns to their homes, but the successes remain fragile in light of insurgent cells intent on disrupting progress, a commander in Multinational Division Baghdad told Pentagon reporters.