Archive: February, 2008

Feb. 12, 2008

CJTF-HOA welcomes new commander

LEMONIER, Djibouti (Feb. 8, 2008) – Fair winds and warm weather prevailed as the commander of U.S. Central Command passed the colors of the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa from its outgoing commander to its incoming commander during a change-of-command ceremony held here Feb. 8. Rear Adm. Phillip Greene, commander, CJTF-HOA, assumed command of the task force from Rear Adm. James Hart, who will be retiring from military service and taking a Senior Executive Service position within U.S. Africa Command.

Feb. 11, 2008

ISF, MND-B Soldiers deliver school supplies

BAGHDAD, Iraq (Feb. 07, 2008) — Baghdad Soldiers partnered with Iraqi Security Forces distributed supplies to the Al Esha’a school in Saydiyah

Feb. 11, 2008

More jobs available at brick factory

Bricks are stacked in the kiln before being fired and glazed at the Brick Factory complex in Narhwan. (U.S. Army photo)BAGHDAD (Feb. 7. 2008) – A job boom is in the works at the Narhwan Brick Factory Complex.A reported 3,500 new jobs are anticipated in the weeks ahead.Thanks to the Iraqi Ministry of Oil, enough heavy fuel oil is now flowing to

Feb. 11, 2008

Salman Pak leaders work to revitalize hospital

FORWARD OPERATING BASE HAMMER, Iraq (Feb. 07, 2008) — Soldiers visited a hospital which has not been fully operational for approximately five years

Feb. 11, 2008

Recruits graduate from Camp Fiji IP Academy

BAGHDAD, Iraq (Feb. 08, 2008) — More than 490 Iraqis demonstrated their readiness and willingness to protect and serve their fellow Iraqis as they graduated from the Camp Fiji Iraqi Police Training Facility in Baghdad Feb. 2

Feb. 11, 2008

Third Army now U.S. Army Central

TAMPA, Fla. (Feb. 11, 2008) — Since the end of World War I, nearly 90 years ago, the circled A shoulder patch has been associated with Third Army.  The proud heritage of the famous unit continues on today, but under a new name and with an expanded role for the 21st century.No longer designated as Third Army, the unit nicknamed "Patton’s Own" is now

Feb. 8, 2008

Afghan doctors, Coalition troops assist villagers

FARAH PROVINCE, Afghanistan (Feb. 06, 2008) — Afghan health officials assisted by coalition forces provide free medical care to more than 400 villagers a week at a clinic near a military outpost in Farah province

Feb. 8, 2008

Coalition disrupts al-Qaeda in central Iraq; eight terrorists killed, 12 detained

BAGHDAD, Iraq (Feb. 8, 2008) – Coalition forces killed eight terrorists and detained 12 suspects Thursday and today during operations to disrupt al-Qaeda networks operating in central Iraq. East of Samarra Thursday and today, Coalition forces conducted coordinated operations targeting the al-Qaeda in Iraq senior leader of the network in the city

Feb. 6, 2008

ANA conduct emergency humanitarian mission in Herat

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan (Feb. 04, 2008) — The Afghan National Army’s 207th Kandak, assisted by Coalition forces, conducted an emergency humanitarian aid mission to Familia village in the Shindand District of Herat Province

Feb. 5, 2008

Troops connect children with medical program

A baby girl watches as Maj. Jason Davis, battalion surgeon for 1st Battalion, 21st Stryker Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, discusses treatment options for her heart defect with her parents at a public health clinic in the village of Nasr Wa Salam, west of Baghdad. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jerome Bishop)NASR WA SALAM (Feb. 3, 2008) — As