Archive: March, 2008

March 5, 2008

Petraeus describes factors affecting Iraq assessment

BAGHDAD, Iraq (March 2, 2008) – The top military commander in Iraq discussed what he will consider as he prepares to report on the way ahead.

March 5, 2008

PRT helps farmers union grow

FOB KALSU, Iraq (March 03, 2008) — Prominent Sayifiyah landowners gathered with members of the Baghdad-7 embedded Provincial Reconstruction Team at Patrol Base Whitehouse for a farmers’ union meeting

March 5, 2008

CENTCOM commander: Violence in Iraq decreased, but gains not irreversible

WASHINGTON (March 04, 2008) — The commander of U.S. forces in the Middle East says there has been a dramatic decrease of violence in Iraq, but such gains are not irreversible

March 5, 2008

Child athletes have new place to compete

SULEIKH, Iraq (March 03, 2008) — Suleikh area residents and leaders, Iraqi Army and Multi-National Division – Baghdad Soldiers attended the grand opening celebration of the Suleikh Club, a youth sports center

March 5, 2008

Skilled labor workshops held in Paktika

PAKTIKA, Afghanistan (March 04, 2008) — Four construction workshops were held in Paktika Province to provide Afghans with the skills and construction leadership abilities to find steady employment

March 4, 2008

Marines, Iraqi troops renovate school

Iraqi Army soldiers climb a roof to fix windows and clear debris from a school in Al Tuzliyah, Iraq. (Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Billy Hall)AL QA’IM, Iraq (March 2, 2008) — Iraqi Army soldiers from 3rd Battalion, 3rd Brigade, along with Marines and Sailors of Company I, 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team 5, recently arrived

March 3, 2008

Airmen spearhead ANA women’s seminar

KABUL, Afghanistan (Feb. 26, 2008) — In an effort to help promote change in the male-dominated society of Afghanistan, two Airmen are currently heading a weekly women’s seminar for female Afghan national army soldiers and female ANA civilian workers

March 3, 2008

Iraqi fish farmers discuss future of industry

FORWARD OPERATING BASE KALSU, Iraq (Feb. 26, 2008) — Thirty-one fish farm owners interested in rebuilding the fish farming industry in North Babil, Iraq, met with various organization representatives

March 3, 2008

IA, Rakkasans find caches in Owesat, Yusufiyah

CAMP STRIKER, Iraq (Feb. 27, 2008) — Rakkasan Soldiers and Soldiers of 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division uncovered one of the largest caches found since the brigade’s arrival last October

March 2, 2008

Troops give micro-grants to struggling store owners

First Lt. Otis Ingram watches as a customer buys eggs at a shop in Husseiniya. Ingram talked to the store owner about a micro-grant program designed to help business owners improve their shops. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. April Campbell)HUSSEINIYA, Iraq (March 2, 2008) — As the door opened, the shop owner momentarily halted his conversation with the