Archive: February, 2008

Feb. 21, 2008

ANA adds new capability to arsenal

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan (Feb. 19, 2008) — A new program instructing Afghan National Army soldiers to effectively provide indirect artillery fire is due to graduate its first platoon in Paktya Province

Feb. 20, 2008

ANSF, Coalition help farmers endure harsh winter

FARAH PROVINCE, Afghanistan (Feb. 17, 2008) — Afghan National Security Forces and Coalition forces are working together with Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan officials to help farmers endure harsh winter conditions

Feb. 20, 2008

ANA receive hands-on medical training in Farah

FARAH PROVINCE, Afghanistan (Feb. 17, 2008) — Medics from the Afghan National Army’s 201st Kandak are currently training with Coalition medics in a hands-on environment to better treat their fellow soldiers and Afghan citizens

Feb. 19, 2008

Iraqi National Police graduate Carabinieri training

BAGHDAD (Feb. 19, 2008) - Iraqi National Police graduated from the second Carabinieri-trained Iraqi National Police Course Feb. 19 at Camp Dublin in Baghdad.More than 500 graduates were commended by Iraqi Army Gen. Babakir, chief of staff for the Iraqi ground forces; Iraqi Police Maj. Gen. Hussein, Iraqi National Police commander; U.S. Army Lt.

Feb. 15, 2008

Adwaniyah residents see brighter future

Coalition troops and leaders of Adwaniyah, Iraq, have worked hard to establish trust and confidence within the community to improve the security and economic situation for the town. (U.S. Army photo)FOB KALSU, Iraq (Feb. 13, 2008) — Last year, the community of Adwaniyah witnessed the worst of what the insurgency brought to the people of Iraq.There

Feb. 14, 2008

Al Qaida leader's diary reveals organization's decline

WASHINGTON (Feb. 10, 2008) — U.S. troops found a diary belonging to an al Qaida in Iraq leader that has Coalition forces believing the terrorist organization is “on its heels”

Feb. 14, 2008

Afghan children begin school in Oruzgan

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan (Feb. 12, 2008) — More than 100 Afghan children in the village of Oshay began their school year, with a visit by Afghan National Army commandos from the 201st Kandak and coalition forces

Feb. 13, 2008

Airmen deliver school supplies, soccer balls to school

BAGHDAD, Iraq (Feb. 12, 2008) — Students at Safwan school, located near Umm Qasr, recently received a gift of supplies and athletic equipment from Coalition forces

Feb. 13, 2008

Large cache discovered in southern Arab Jabour

A local citizen led coalition forces conducting a foot patrol near the village of Minori in southern Arab Jabour to a massive weapons cache, Feb. 8.

Feb. 12, 2008

Iraqi leaders, Coalition troops resettle families

Iraqis line up at a school in southern Baghdad’s Saydiyah neighborhood, Feb. 9, to stake their legal claim to property they had previously departed because of violence. A deed or an active lease was required before people were allowed to begin moving into their homes. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Nathaniel Smith)BAGHDAD (Feb. 9, 2008) – Prominent