Archive: January, 2008

Jan. 31, 2008

Virginian troops train Kuwaiti National Guardsmen

Kuwaiti National Guardsmen practice riot control during training. (U.S. Army photo)KUWAIT CITY (Jan. 21, 2008) - Training is not anything new to Soldiers. It’s something they do almost everyday, but when you are training a whole other army, that’s totally different than your average grenade throwing, rifle marksmanship, driving your Humvee

Jan. 30, 2008

ANA, ANP bring security to Oruzgan Province

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan (Jan. 27, 2008) — Afghan National Army’s 1st Company, 201st Kandak and Afghan National Police, advised by Coalition forces, conducted a security patrol in the Shahidi Hasas District of Oruzgan Province, Afghanistan.

Jan. 30, 2008

CENTCOM commander addresses media in Tajikistan

Press Briefing Hall, Presidential Palace, Dushanbe, Tajikistan, January 22, 2008Adm. William Fallon, commander, U.S. Central Command, addresses the media during his trip to Tajikistan Jan. 22. (U.S. Embassy photo)Admiral Fallon:  Thank you very much, it is a pleasure to be back in Tajikistan.  I wanted to stop and see President Rahmon to exchange

Jan. 24, 2008

Afghan students prepare for future through education

KUNAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan (Jan. 23, 2008) — Task Force Saber Paratroopers helps provide Afghan children with pens, pencils, paper, chalk, notebooks and also pen-pals.

Jan. 24, 2008

Ghazni PRT brings care, clothes to Nawa District

FIREBASE NAWA, Afghanistan (Jan. 24, 2008) — Afghan national police and the Ghazni Provincial Reconstruction Team gave aid during the winter by providing medical care, as well as clothes, blankets and toys, to villages throughout the province.

Jan. 22, 2008

Afghan, Coalition troops hold clinic in Farah

Afghan national security forces, Ministry of Public Health and Coalition forces provided medical and humanitarian assistance to more than 350 Afghans in Farah province, Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo)BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan (Jan. 21, 2008) — One of the more popular initiatives by Afghan national security forces, assisted by the government of

Jan. 17, 2008

Iraqi Soldiers graduate leaders’ course

FORWARD OPERATING BASE KALSU, Iraq (Jan. 17, 2008) — The first group of Iraqi Soldiers attending the new Task Force Marne NCO Academy graduated in a ceremony.

Jan. 16, 2008

Tip leads MND-North Soldiers to bomb factory

SAMARRA, Iraq (Jan. 15, 2008) — Multi-National Division – North Soldiers discovered a car bomb factory, terrorist command cell and a large cache of explosives in the western desert of Salah ad Din province.

Jan. 16, 2008

Kirkuk academy graduates 1,325 police

KIRKUK, Iraq (Jan. 14, 2008) — A total of 1,325 Iraqi Police recruits graduated during a ceremony at the Kirkuk Police Academy in northeastern Iraq.

Jan. 15, 2008

New air traffic control tower to expand TQ’s capabilities

AL TAQADDUM, Iraq, Dec. 5, 2007 - The AN/TSQ-120B is a temporary air traffic control tower used by Marines in expeditionary operations until a more sturdy structure can be built. Although designed for just 90 days of continual use, the one at Al Taqaddum Air Base has seen more than its share of sorties since it was raised during the early stages of