Archive: October, 2008

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.

Oct. 21, 2008

I-BIZ program bolsters Iraqi economy

Iraqi businessmen in Dhi Qar met with Soldiers from Contingency Operating Base Adder and the provincial reconstruction team at an Iraqi-based Industrial Zone program meeting, designed to promote small business development within the security of the base, Oct. 13, 2008.

Oct. 19, 2008

U.S., Iraqi leaders discuss Sadr City rehab

WASHINGTON, Oct. 19, 2008 – Noting that increasing employment, rebuilding infrastructure and providing basic services are tactics in the war on terror, Coalition and Iraqi officials discussed the pace of civil-military rebuilding in Baghdad’s Sadr City district Sunday.

Oct. 16, 2008

U.S., Iraq nearing troop status agreement

WASHINGTON (Oct. 16, 2008) – Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates is consulting with congressional leaders on the U.S.-Iraq status of forces agreement that will allow American troops to remain in Iraq after Dec. 31.

Oct. 15, 2008

U.S. will continue to aid improving Iraqi security

WASHINGTON (Oct. 15, 2008) — The United States will help the Iraqi government sustain the country’s security gains, the top U.S. military commander in Iraq said Monday. “We have to continue to help build Iraqi security force capability,” said Army Gen. Ray Odierno, commander, Multi-National Force - Iraq, in an interview on Fox News Channel.

Oct. 14, 2008

Iraqi government invests in education

CAMP TAJI, Iraq (Oct. 14, 2008) – Education is a key investment for any country. To help make that investment a reality, the government of Iraq has taken the lead to ensure many battle damaged schools get the face lift they desperately need.