March 23, 2007
By Tech. Sgt. Maria J. Bare
An Iraqi child holds a stuffed animal that was given to him by U.S. Soldiers prior to the opening of the water project. He and others are benefiting from the project.
Soldiers and residents tour the new water treatment plant.
Lt. Col. Drew Meyerowich speaks to Sheik Ibrahim, the Muqtar of Mahuz, about ways to use government channels to solve other infrastructure problems.
Iraqi residents pose for a photo during the opening of the water treatment plant.
Soldiers provide security during the opening of the water treatment plant.
Soldiers pass out soccer balls to Iraqi children prior to the opening of the water project.
An Iraqi policeman poses with his baby prior to the opening of the water project.
The Iraqi director general of water for Kirkuk describes the capabilities of the new water treatment plant.
(From left) Iraqi Sheik Ibrahim, Muqtar of Mahuz; Col. Patrick Stackpole, commander, 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division; Jim Bigus, Department of State principal officer, Kirkuk Branch Office; and Sheik Khalaf of Hawijah, chief of...