Archive: 2008

Jan. 9, 2008

Coalition, Afghan Soldiers save baby girl

AIRFIELD, Afghanistan (Jan. 9, 2008) — Afghan National Security Forces and Coalition forces saved the life of a 1-year-old girl after she was badly burned falling into a fire.

Jan. 8, 2008

Iraqis turn explosives cache over to Kazakh soldiers

BAGHDAD, Iraq (Jan. 3, 2008) — A large cache of 1,369 unexploded ordnance was turned over to Coalition Forces by the Iraqis.

Jan. 8, 2008

Coalition troops aid Afghan students in Bagram

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan (Jan. 08, 2008) — Coalition servicemembers assigned to Bagram Airfield stopped by the Jan Qadam School to visit with children, teachers and village elders, as well as deliver several boxes of school supplies and toys.

Jan. 7, 2008

Soldiers find atrocity site, torture complex

TIKRIT, Iraq - During Operation Iron Reaper, Multi-National Division - North Soldiers killed 24 extremists, detained 37 suspects, and discovered an atrocity site, torture complex and nine weapons caches north of Muqdadiyah Dec. 8-11.

Jan. 7, 2008

Sadr City hospital renovations near completion

Sadr City, Baghdad (Jan. 7, 2008) — A newly renovated hospital in Sadr City provides better living conditions for its patients.

Jan. 7, 2008

Coalition Forces disrupt al-Qaeda networks in Diyala; 12 killed, 37 detained

Coalition forces killed 12 terrorists, detained 37 suspects and freed one hostage during a multi-day operation Dec. 22 to 25 to disrupt al-Qaeda networks near Muqdadiyah in the Diyala River Valley.

Jan. 7, 2008

Guard Film Tells Soldiers' Stories

WASHINGTON  — Like many Soldiers deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan, Soldiers from the Oregon National Guard’s 2nd Battalion, 162nd Infantry brought their personal cameras to Iraq during their deployment in 2004. They snapped photos of each other firing weapons, shot video of explosives they detonated and logged plenty of footage of their own

Jan. 7, 2008

Sunnis, Shi’as sign reconciliation agreement

BAGHDAD – Crowds of Sunnis and Shi’as cheered in accord when selected representatives signed the Aamel Reconciliation Agreement at Baghdad’s Northwest Rashid Reconciliation Conference Dec. 10. The agreement was a culmination of many events that have begun to foster trust between the rival ethnic groups in the area.          “This is a tremendous

Jan. 7, 2008

Coalition Forces treat 450 Afghans during medical outreach

BAGRAM AIR BASE, Afghanistan – The towns of Eskandareh and Pacha Khak hide deep within the mountains of the Kohe Safid district in Afghanitan’s Parwan province.Eskandareh is near the head of Tagab Valley, and Pacha Khak has been a stronghold for many armies throughout Afghanistan’s history. Members of 413th Civil Affairs Battalion, accompanied by