• BAGHDAD - Conrad Tribble, the chief of the Embedded Provincial Reconstruction Team with the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, answers questions from Iraqi media after a ceremony that turned over 20 sanitation trucks to the Government of Iraq at Forward Operating Base Loyalty, Iraq, Feb. 25. The new sewage trucks are a symbol of the United States' and Iraq's dynamic relationship, said Tribble.

    BAGHDAD - Conrad Tribble, the chief of the...

    BAGHDAD - Conrad Tribble, the chief of the Embedded Provincial Reconstruction Team with the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, answers questions from Iraqi media after a ceremony that turned over 20 sanitation trucks to the Government of...

  • BAGHDAD -Local leaders and engineers from the Rusafa, Karadah and 9 Nissan districts of eastern Baghdad listen as Conrad Tribble, the chief of the Embedded Provincial Reconstruction Team with the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, explains the teamwork that led to the handover of 20 sanitation trucks to the Government of Iraq during a ceremony at Forward Operating Base Loyalty, Iraq, Feb. 25.

    BAGHDAD -Local leaders and engineers from the...

    BAGHDAD -Local leaders and engineers from the Rusafa, Karadah and 9 Nissan districts of eastern Baghdad listen as Conrad Tribble, the chief of the Embedded Provincial Reconstruction Team with the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division...

  • BAGHDAD -A local district leader from eastern Baghdad answers questions from the Iraqi media about 20 waste sanitation trucks turned over to the Government of Iraq during a ceremony at Forward Operating Base Loyalty, Iraq, Feb. 25.

    BAGHDAD -A local district leader from eastern...

    BAGHDAD -A local district leader from eastern Baghdad answers questions from the Iraqi media about 20 waste sanitation trucks turned over to the Government of Iraq during a ceremony at Forward Operating Base Loyalty, Iraq, Feb. 25.

FOB LOYALTY, Iraq - Twenty waste sanitation trucks were turned over to the Government of Iraq during a ceremony at Forward Operating Base Loyalty, Feb. 25.

The new trucks, used for sewage maintenance and repair, give the Iraqis additional capacity to work out sanitation problems in eastern Baghdad, said Conrad Tribble, the chief of the Embedded Provincial Reconstruction Team with the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division.

"It's a tangible sign of what the U.S. government is doing to help Baghdad really address concrete needs. We're not doing this to make ourselves look good, but to make their country better," explained Tribble.

"Ultimately, the goal is to increase the capacity of the municipal government and government legitimacy," said Maj. Brad Hofmann, the civil military operations chief, 401st Civil Affairs Battalion, 3rd BCT, 82nd Abn. Div.

Hoffman and his team purchased the sewage trucks with Commander's Emergency Response Funds to enable the municipal governments of Baghdad's Karadah, Rusafa and 9 Nissan districts.

The trucks are going to fix the sewage and people are going to love it," said Abel Hassan Al Fetlawi, the chief engineer of the New Baghdad province. "This is a pretty good thing."

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