• BAGHDAD - An Iraqi boy from the village of Jari, south of Baghdad, helps unload supplies March 6 that were provided by the 445th Civil Affairs Team, which is attached to Company C, 1st Combined Arms Battalion, 63rd Armor Regiment. The MND-B Soldiers conducted the first humanitarian aid mission to 350 families in the village of Jari. The supplies included blankets, canned food, water and school materials for children.

    BAGHDAD - An Iraqi boy from the village of...

    BAGHDAD - An Iraqi boy from the village of Jari, south of Baghdad, helps unload supplies March 6 that were provided by the 445th Civil Affairs Team, which is attached to Company C, 1st Combined Arms Battalion, 63rd Armor Regiment. The MND-B Soldiers...

  • BAGHDAD - Sheik Abed Ali Mansor, Jari city council chairman, passes out humanitarian aid supplies to families of the Radwaniyah region in Jari March 6. Multi-National Division-Baghdad Soldiers assisted local sheiks in conducting the humanitarian aid mission, assisting 350 families in Jari by providing them with food, water and school supplies.

    BAGHDAD - Sheik Abed Ali Mansor, Jari city...

    BAGHDAD - Sheik Abed Ali Mansor, Jari city council chairman, passes out humanitarian aid supplies to families of the Radwaniyah region in Jari March 6. Multi-National Division-Baghdad Soldiers assisted local sheiks in conducting the humanitarian aid...

  • BAGHDAD - Calumet, Mich. Native, 1st Lt. Michael Johnson (left), a platoon leader with  Company C, 1st Combined Arms Battalion, 63rd Armor Regiment, speaks with local Jari village residents and listens to their comments and gratitude during a humanitarian aid mission which brought blankets, canned food, water and school supplies to villagers in Radwaniyah March 6.

    BAGHDAD - Calumet, Mich. Native, 1st Lt...

    BAGHDAD - Calumet, Mich. Native, 1st Lt. Michael Johnson (left), a platoon leader with Company C, 1st Combined Arms Battalion, 63rd Armor Regiment, speaks with local Jari village residents and listens to their comments and gratitude during a...

BAGHDAD - Multi-National Division-Baghdad Soldiers from Company C, 1st Combined Arms Battalion, 63rd Armor Regiment; Radwaniyah Iraqi Police; and local sheiks joined together to provide food supplies, school bags and blankets for residents in Jari village March 6.

Sheik Abed Ali Mansor, city council chairman, estimated that 350 parents live in Jari village and will benefit from this humanitarian aid supply.

"There have been humanitarian aid supplies to the Radwaniyah region before, but this is the first humanitarian aid supply to the people of Jari village," said Sheik Mansor.

Sheik leaders from surrounding villages were also present to discuss how to provide school and food supplies for the other families in the region.
"Building good relations with local sheiks and tribal leaders has been an important mission to Coalition forces to make our humanitarian aid efforts a success," said 1st Lt. Michael Johnson, of Calumet Mich., a platoon leader with Co. C.

The 445th Civil Affairs detachment attached to Co. C has performed multiple humanitarian events like these in southern Baghdad since October 2008.

"The Battalion Commander, Lt. Col. Jim Bradford, works with the 445th Company C, Civil Affairs Team to make all our missions a success and to assist the Iraqi people with humanitarian issues in their communities", said Sgt. Alexi Rodriguez, of Tustin Mich.

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