Archive: March, 2008

March 17, 2008

Afghan citizen turns in IED cache in Oruzgan

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan (March 14, 2008) — Afghan National Security Forces, assisted by Coalition forces, conducted a security patrol that found and disarmed an improvised explosive device cache turned in by a local Afghan citizen

March 17, 2008

Iraqi troops recover weapons cache in Al-Iskandariyah

BALAD, Iraq (March 15, 2008) — A Hillah Iraqi Special Weapons and Tactics team recovered a weapons and munitions cache in Al-Iskandariyah as the result of a tip from a local citizen

March 17, 2008

Medics nurse starving child back to health

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan (March 18, 2008) — A malnourished two-year-old girl, weighing merely seven pounds, was nursed back to health by Afghan National Security and Coalition forces medics

March 17, 2008

Chicken farms operational, face challenges

FORWARD OPERATING BASE KALSU, Iraq (March 17, 2008) — Dialogue has begun with the owners on how to increase production of chicken farms

March 17, 2008

Adwaniyah’s needy children receive clothing

FORWARD OPERATING BASE KALSU, Iraq (March 17, 2008) — U.S. Soldiers, local leaders and women’s representatives showed support through gifts of clothing for widows and children of Sons of Iraq who sacrificed for their country

March 16, 2008

Girls school gets computers, Internet service

FORWARD OPERATING BASE DELTA, Iraq (March 13, 2008) — Al Kut girls secondary school received an Internet center complete with 10 computers and furniture

March 16, 2008

Iraqi troops get up-armored Humvees

CAMP TAJI, Iraq (March 13, 2008) — The Iraqi Army’s 5th Division received the first 45 up armored Humvees through the HMMWV transfer program following a graduation ceremony of the first HMMWV driver training course held in Taji, Mar. 13

March 16, 2008

President lauds PRT efforts in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON (March 13, 2008) — President Bush praised the work of provincial reconstruction teams in Afghanistan, calling them key to a counterinsurgency strategy that requires more than just military action

March 16, 2008

$34 mil in water projects approved for Mada’in Qada

FORWARD OPERATING BASE HAMMER, Iraq (March 13, 2008) — U.S. military and civilian leaders met with local Iraqi leaders to discuss upcoming projects and the needs of the Mada’in Qada

March 13, 2008

Police in Wasit gaining security responsibility

BAGHDAD (March 12, 2008) — Police in Iraq’s Wasit province are gaining the trust of the local populace while assuming more responsibility for security, a senior U.S. military officer in Iraq said Wednesday.“As far as security, I’m very, very encouraged,” Army Col. Peter Baker said during a conference call with civilian military analysts.Baker, an