Archive: XVIII Corps

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  • Making good first impressions

    Jun 15, 2008

    A small group of Soldiers is responsible for presenting the Multi-National Corps - Iraq traditions and standards to the world.

  • "The Unit" cast visits Iraq, finds inspiration

    Jun 15, 2008

  • Soldiers remember sacrifices of comrades

    Jun 15, 2008

    The U.S. stands out among other countries for one reason: the freedom of its citizens. Americans are extremely lucky to have the freedoms they do. We have the right to say literally whatever is on our minds to whomever we wish or wear whatever attire we choose.

  • Soldiers practice freedom of prayer

    Jun 15, 2008

    The Multi-National Corps - Iraq Chaplain's office hosted the annual National Prayer Breakfast at Al Faw Palace May 16.

  • Devastating effects of suicide hurt many

    Jun 15, 2008

    Many people are affected when someone commits suicide. Fellow Soldiers, entire units and that person's family feel the pain and go through the struggle afterwards.

  • Memorial Day importance not lost in Iraq

    Jun 15, 2008

    "We cherish too, the poppy red that grows on fields where valor led. It seems to signal to the skies that blood of heroes never dies."

  • Ceremony, etiquette: making good first impressions on the world from Iraq

    Jun 14, 2008

    A small group of Soldiers is responsible for presenting the Multi-National Corps - Iraq traditions and standards to the world. ProtocolAca,!a,,cs job is to ensure that every general officer and distinguished visitor is shown proper customs and courtesies in the Victory Base Complex area of operations.

  • 20th Engineers: Making Iraq safer for all

    May 17, 2008

    Soldiers from Fort BraggAca,!a,,cs 20th Engineer Brigade (CBT) (ABN) took time May 10 to showcase their capabilities to senior Multi-National Corps Aca,!" Iraq leadership at their headquarters in Balad.

  • From racetrack to Iraq, Heroes race into hearts of servicemembers

    May 17, 2008

    Drag racing idols Clay Millican, Erica Enders, Phil Burkart and National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing great Jeremy Mayfield made a pit stop to visit with servicemembers on Victory Base Complex Saturday as part of their Morale, Welfare and Recreation Racing Heroes tour.

  • Gaylord - Go ahead, laugh it up

    May 17, 2008

    Commentary by soldier on pride in his name despite the fact that people make fun of it.

  • Medics work 24-7; provide troop medical care

    May 17, 2008

    Task Force 62nd Medical BrigadeAca,!a,,cs 547th Medical Company is ready for any emergency 24 hours-a-day on Camp Victory.

  • New facilities to offer troops better educational services

    May 17, 2008

    Servicemembers give up a lot when they deploy. They lose the ability to see their families each day and the right to many luxuries left back home in the states. But one thing troops should always have the right to is professional development.

  • U.S., Iraqi engineers discuss future of surveying

    May 8, 2008

    The senior consultant for water resources in Iraq, the Multi-National Corps-Iraq geospatial team and Iraqi surveying engineers from the ministry of water resources discussed the future of a geospatial reference project Iraq is currently taking over, at the U.S. Embassy in the International Zone Monday. The project, called the Iraqi Geospatial Reference System project, will provide a more accurate reference system for navigation, making reconstruction in Iraq much easier.

  • Flags flown over palace for family and friends

    May 8, 2008

    Many servicemembers have received an American flag that has been flown over Al Faw Palace on Camp Victory, Iraq, to keep for themselves or send home to family and friends. So far over 3,000 American flags have been flown over the palace since the flag program began March 23.

  • Hollywood star brings piece of paradise to Soldiers

    May 8, 2008

    Hollywood actor D.B. Sweeney visited Victory Base Complex May 3 to premier his movie, Aca,!A"Two Tickets to Paradise,Aca,!A? for servicemembers stationed here. Sweeney also took the time to meet the troops and sign autographs.

  • Army Reserves celebrate 100 years

    May 3, 2008

    The Army Reserve celebrated its 100th birthday at Camp Victory with a cake-cutting ceremony and a 5k race. The ceremony, held Wednesday at the Oasis Dining Facility, highlighted the contributions of the Army Reserve.

  • Anzacs remember fallen comrades

    May 3, 2008

    Australian servicemembers across Victory Base Complex rose exceptionally early April 25 to remember their fallen brothers and sisters during an Anzac Day dawn service at the Roundhouse on Camp Victory.

  • Austin addresses progress in Iraq to press

    May 3, 2008

    Lt. Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III, commanding general, Multi National Corps-Iraq, spoke to members of the press on current situations and progress in the Iraq theater of operations.

  • Iraqi civil affairs assesses future

    May 3, 2008

    The Iraqi Ground Forces Command held its first ever civil affairs conference April 28 here. It was the first time the Iraqi civil affairs officers have ever come together to discuss structure, plans and operations.

  • Matern visits Bulgarian Contingent in Iraq

    May 3, 2008

    Brig. Gen. Nicholas Matern, deputy commanding general (Coalition), Multi-National Corps Aca,!" Iraq, visited the 5th Bulgarian Contingent at Forward Operating Base Grizzly, Ashraf, Iraq, April 21.

  • Task Force Dragon stays ready to protect

    May 3, 2008

    Every day Rhinos go back and forth from Camp Victory to the International Zone, and it falls on Task Force Dragon, Headquarters Support Company, Special Troops Battalion, Multi-National Corps Aca,!" Iraq, to ensure that the passengers on these up-armored buses arrive there safely.

  • Toby Keith rocks Victory Base Complex

    Apr 27, 2008

    Toby Keith plays concert for troops in Iraq.

  • 177th Military Police Brigade passes torch

    Apr 26, 2008

    Brig. Gen. Michael R. Nevin, commander, 177th Military Police Brigade, a National Guard unit from Taylor, Mich., turned the keys to detainee operations at Victory Base Complex over to Brig. Gen. Robert Hipwell, commander, 300th Military Police Brigade, a National Guard unit from Inkster, Mich., during a transfer of authority ceremony April 18 at Camp Liberty Field House.

  • Run raises awareness for childhood disorder

    Apr 26, 2008

    Autism is a neurobiological disorder which strikes one in every 150 individuals. It affects the ability to communicate and socialize. Those with autism also have a tendency to perform repetitive behaviors. There is currently no known cause or cure for autism. There are many forms of treatment that, when started young, can significantly improve the individualAca,!a,,cs communication and relation skills.

  • MNC-I Chaplain's Office connects troops, families

    Apr 26, 2008

    While the Multi-National Corps-Iraq ChaplainAca,!a,,cs Office offers many services to help deployed military members and civilians with the struggles they may face down range, perhaps the most important is keeping them connected with family.

  • Servicemembers, civilians honor fallen heroes

    Apr 26, 2008

    Servicemembers and civilians gathered to remember the sacrifices explosives ordnance disposal Soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines have made for their country during the fifth annual EOD memorial ceremony held by Task Force Troy at Al Faw Palace Sunday.

  • I Corps visits battlespace, prepares for tour

    Apr 26, 2008

    I Corps leaders visited locations around Iraq April 12-16 to familiarize themselves with the area and operations in preparation for their 2009 mission here.

  • Married couple wins NCO/Soldier of month

    Apr 26, 2008

    It has been said that love is blind, love is bliss, but can love help win a noncommissioned officer/Soldier of the month board'

  • Civilian contractor charged with aggravated assault

    Apr 26, 2008

    First time a civilian contractor is being charged under 2006 amendment to the Uniform Code of Military Justice.

  • Physical security compromises personal security

    Apr 26, 2008

    Commentary on physical security precautions in Iraq increasing the personal security risks to personnel.

  • MNC-I commander visits Hawr rajab and Patrol Base Stone

    Apr 22, 2008

    Photos of Austin at Girls school, with shop keeper and awarding a CAB

  • MNC-I helps Iraqi logistics staff improve capabilities

    Apr 17, 2008

    MNC-I is working to help the Iraqi Forces improve their logistics systems and capabilities

  • Security team competes, builds camaraderie

    Apr 17, 2008

    The MNC-I CSM's PSD team competed in PSD related tasks to bond, boost morale.

  • Bluzapalooza hits Victory Base Complex

    Apr 14, 2008

    Various blues and jazz musicians toured Victory Base Complex to bring music and support to the troops.

  • Soldier combat harmful insects

    Apr 14, 2008

    MNC-I Vector Control works to keep the insect population under control to prevent the spread of illness.

  • Servicemembers in Iraq become U.S. citizens: 259 raise their hands in largest U.S. overseas naturali

    Apr 12, 2008

    Two-hundred fifty-nine U.S. servicembers serving in Iraq become the United States newest citizens April 12 during a naturalization ceremony in Baghdad.

  • Flag raised for Naturalization Ceremony

    Apr 10, 2008

    Soldiers raise the garrison flag in the Al Faw Palace rotunda Thursday for a Naturalization Ceremony Saturday.

  • Basra port operations

    Apr 10, 2008

    Slideshow of port in Basra returning to normal operations despite increased violence in the area.

  • MNC-I surgeons lay foundation for Iraqi healthcare

    Apr 10, 2008

    News article on the recent MNC-I Surgeons' Conference which discussed ways to improve healthcare in Iraq for both Iraqis and coalition forces

  • No matter where you go, beauty follows

    Apr 10, 2008

    Soldier commentary on finding the good things in life even when deployed to Iraq.

  • Pagan group dispels rumors via open circle

    Apr 10, 2008

    Feature story on Paganism in the military.

  • MNC-I holds infrastructure, energy conference

    Apr 10, 2008

    News article on the recent infrastructure and energy conference held by MNC-I to discuss the future reconstruction efforts in Iraq.

  • Fashion faux pas meets safety risk

    Apr 10, 2008

    News feature on proper wear of various uniform items in MNC-I.

  • Soldiers show support for sick children

    Apr 6, 2008

    Victory Base Complex soldiers show their support for children suffering with cancer and through chemotherapy.

  • Multi-National Corps-Iraq commander

    Apr 4, 2008

  • Raven takes flight, Eagle comes to roost

    Apr 3, 2008

    Task Force Eagle takes over for Task Force Raven for the Garrison mission at Multi-National Corps - Iraq.

  • Running for a cause - Special Olympics Torch Run comes to Camp Victory

    Apr 3, 2008

    Special Olympics Torch Run was conducted around Z Lake at Camp Liberty March 30.

  • Equipment Training Improves Iraqi Army healthcare

    Apr 3, 2008

    U.S. Army teaches Iraqi Army how to use their oxygen conversion systems to provide medical grade oxygen for patient care.

  • Austin Conducts Battlefield Circulation

    Mar 28, 2008

    Lt. Gen. Lloyd J. Austin, commanding general, Multi-National Corps - Iraq conducts battlefield circulation in Iraq; awards soldier Bronze Star.

  • Victory Celebrates Contributions of Women

    Mar 27, 2008

    Women's History Month celebration in Iraq with Multi-National Corps - Iraq.

  • Officer Remembers Fallen Friend

    Mar 27, 2008

    Commentary about fallen female officer who set the example and led from the front.

  • Army Dentists Offer Guidance to Iraqi Counterparts

    Mar 27, 2008

    Army dentists give lectures to help Iraqi dentists become more proficient in current technologies and procedures.

  • Waging War on Stress

    Mar 27, 2008

    MNC-I offers many mental health services to soldiers to help them during their deployment.

  • Soldier seeks even playing field

    Mar 27, 2008

    Commentary by a soldier about the military viewing interactions between soldiers as scandalous if soldiers are of different genders.

  • Lt. Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III, Commanding General of Multi National Corps Iraq, is presented with one

    Mar 26, 2008

    Lt. Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III, Commanding General of Multi National Corps Iraq gets coin.

  • National Nutrition Month

    Mar 19, 2008

    Article on the value of nutrition to mission readiness

  • Soldiers have reason to breathe easy

    Mar 19, 2008

    Article on air quality in Iraq and current practices to keep the air clean.

  • Senior enlisted leader addresses soldier concerns in Iraq

    Mar 19, 2008

    Photos and story from the Sgt. Maj. of the Army's visit to Camp Victory, Iraq March 17. He addressed Soldier concerns and the progress being made in Iraq.

  • Keeping Precious Cargo Safe

    Mar 17, 2008

    The Soldier of Headquarters Support Company, Task Force Dragon, Fort Bragg, N.C., provide convoy security for select servicemember and civilian passengers traveling through Baghdad.

  • Chaplain assistant jumps into women's history

    Mar 8, 2008

    Sgt. Maj. Monica J. Dixon, an Ashville, N.C., native, Multi-National Corps-Iraq chaplain sergeant major, is the first female chaplain assistant to achieve jumpmaster status.

  • MNC-I welcomes Royal Tongan Marines' third contingent to Iraq

    Mar 6, 2008

    CAMP VICTORY, Iraq Aca,!" The third contingent of Royal Tongan Marines to deploy to Iraq took security control of the 46,000 square-foot Al-Faw Palace here during a transfer of authority ceremony Feb. 28.

  • CG Quote #2

    Mar 1, 2008

  • El SavadorAca,!a,,cs CuscatlAfA!n Battalion welcomes its newest rotation

    Feb 27, 2008

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE DELTA, Iraq -- The soldiers of the El Salvadorian army wrote a song Aca,!" one about the changing of uniforms from woodland to desert camouflage upon deploying and becoming a part of the esteemed, 280-man CuscatlAfA!n Battalion. On Feb. 22, the newest group of soldiers to be in the battalion had that opportunity when they took the lead as the 10th rotation, CuscatlAfA!n Battalion, during a transfer of authority ceremony at Forward Operating Base Delta.

  • Congressional visit

    Feb 25, 2008

    Lt. Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III, commander, Multi-National Corps Aca,!" Iraq, talks with Rep. Bob Etheridge, D-N.C., and Rep. Laura Richardson, D-Calif., Feb. 20 at the Al-Faw Palace on Camp Victory, Iraq.

  • Austin assumes control of MNC-I

    Feb 24, 2008

    Lt. Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III assumed command of Multi-National Corps-Iraq during a transfer of authority ceremony at Al Faw Palace Feb. 14

  • Transfer of Authority: XVIII Airborne Corps Special Troops Battalion takes the lead from III Corps&#

    Feb 12, 2008

    XVIII Airborne Corps Special Troops Battalion takes over as MNC-I, MNF-I support role as Task Force Dragon while Task Force Phantom, III Corps STB redeploys

  • Royal Tongan Marines awarded for service in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom

    Feb 6, 2008

    A contingent of Royal Tongan Marines made a mark upon Camp Victory during a six-month deployment here, and they were honored for their service during that time at an awards presentation at the Al-Faw Palace Feb. 5.

  • Last Jump: XVIII Airborne Corps heads out the door in more ways than one

    Jan 22, 2008

    The XVIII Airborne Corps from Fort Bragg, N.C. performs their final airborne operation before deploying as the Mult-National Corps-Iraq in Baghdad.

  • Lt. Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III quote

    Jan 14, 2008

    Lt. Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III, Commander, XVIII Airborne Corps.

  • Soldier, Family Assistance Center fully operational

    Jan 11, 2008

    Fort Bragg is happy to announce full compliance with the ArmyAca,!a,,cs decision last year to establish Soldier and Family Assistance Centers in 29 Army installations by January 2008. As of Jan. 3, the Fort Bragg SFAC in the Soldier Support Center became fully operational as an SFAC hub for Warrior Transition Battalion Soldiers and their Families.

  • 65th Military Police Company deploys

    Jan 11, 2008

    Soldiers with the 65th Military Police Company deployed to Iraq Dec. 13 from Green Ramp. Their mission will be to act as the police transition team and mentor the Iraqi police into a self-sustaining and self-governing police force capable of maintaining law and order and defeating insurgent forces aiming to disrupt the Iraqi government. This will be the unit's third deployment to Iraq.

  • Fort Bragg

    Jan 10, 2008

  • XVIII Airborne Corps Senior Leaders Attend 3-day Seminar for Deployment Preparation

    Dec 13, 2007

    Education was the watchword for senior leaders of the XVIII Airborne Corps as they took part in a cultural awareness seminar Dec. 4 Aca,!" 6 at the Holiday Inn Bordeaux in Fayetteville Aca,!"thus taking one step closer in preparation for a 2008 deployment as the Multi-National Corps Aca,!" Iraq Headquarters.

  • Marching on Home

    Nov 30, 2007

    Tired and ready to go home, Soldiers of the 264th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion marched towards Green Ramp, peering around their comrades trying to catch a glimpse of their Families in the hangar cheering for them.

  • Fort Bragg leadership signs Army Family Covenant

    Nov 30, 2007

    A Fort Bragg Army Family covenant signing ceremony, was held Nov. 20, 10 a.m., at the Casablanca Community Center., where Fort Bragg leadership pledged to support and honor Families as Soldiers continue to fight the Global War on Terrorism.

  • White Devil medic gets presidential call

    Nov 30, 2007

    Sgt. Frank Gervascio, Headquarters, Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, like many Soldiers overseas, talked with someone back in the United States on Thanksgiving. The person on the other end of the line of GervascioAca,!a,,cs conversation though wasnAca,!a,,ct a friend or a relative Aca,!" it was the president of the United States.

  • The life of an airborne Ranger

    Nov 30, 2007

    Sgt. Jim McKinzie McKinzie, a 35-year-old generator mechanic, squad leader and truck commander in Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 782nd Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, is known for being one of the hardest working noncommissioned officers in his unit, as well as the only Ranger-qualified NCO in the battalion.

  • Brain injury, post combat stress education continues

    Oct 30, 2007

    Story on TBI and PTSD chain teaching.

  • Award Ceremony at Soldier Field

    Oct 30, 2007

    A survey of the Army's participation in the Chicago Bears 2007 Veterans Day observance game.

  • Army to expand Basic Combat Training to 10 weeks

    Oct 7, 2007