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  • 330th Trans hand over the keys

    May 27, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - The 330th Transportation Battalion from Fort Bragg, N.C., conducted a transfer of authority with the 49th Trans. Bn., out of Fort Hood, Texas, during a transfer of authority ceremony here May 16. For the past 15 months, the 330th Trans. Bn. provided logistics and distribution management across Iraq.

  • Coalition forces return history to Iraq

    May 26, 2009

    TALLIL, Iraq - Coalition forces returned control of the ancient archaeological site Ur, the biblical birthplace of Abraham, back to Iraqi authorities here in a grand ceremony staged at the footstep of Ur's most famous artifact - the partially restored 4,100-year-old Ziggurat.

  • Highlander Infantry Soldiers promote good fun

    May 20, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Washington Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 161st Infantry Regiment Soldiers took time off from the roads to enjoy camaraderie while promoting unit cohesion during the first Highlander Games here April 30.

  • Remembering her brother in Marez

    May 20, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - She fidgeted with her black bracelet showing a black and white portrait of a man wearing dark sunglasses inscribed with a date and some words. Underneath her uniform, she wears a cross concealing within it, a vial of ashes. She smiled as she said, "I am a walking memorial of my brother."

  • 555th Engineer Brigade work to improve Iraqi Roads

    May 20, 2009

    SALAH AD-DIN PROVINCE, Iraq - It was more than 20 years ago when the Iraqi government built a road to connect Iraq Highway 1 with the Balad air base and nearby Bakir Village. Since that time the population in this province has grown. Not only did this road support the air base, local farmers and province residents depended on this highway as well.

  • Texas Guardsmen celebrate Cinco De Mayo

    May 20, 2009

    AL ASAD AIR BASE, Iraq - For every Orozco, there's an Alderman. For every Garcia, there's a Wallace. For every Rodriguez, there's a Scholari. The Texas Army National Guardsmen of 2nd Battalion, 142nd Infantry Regiment (Task Force Avalanche) are as culturally diverse as their state. In recognition of this shared heritage, the unit celebrates a different culturally-inspired holiday every month.

  • Soldiers streamline unit movement into theater

    May 20, 2009

    In the last nine months they've trained and processed more than 12,000 Soldiers into the Iraq Theater of operations. By the time they leave in August, that number is expected to climb to nearly 18,000.

  • Iraqis and Marines trade welding skills

    May 19, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Two Marines from the 2nd Maintenance Battalion, 2nd Marine Logistics Group traveled from Al Taqaddum, Iraq to train at the container repair yard here April 19 to 22.

  • Brig. Gen. LeDoux visits Balad Reservists

    May 19, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Brig. Gen. Karen E. LeDoux, commanding general, 103rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), U.S. Army Reserves from Des Moines, Iowa, met with Soldiers from the 847th Human Resources Company here April 23, to emphasize the importance of the mission Reserve Soldiers perform in Iraq.

  • Sustainers share Earth Day with local Dhi Qar province school

    May 19, 2009

    DHI QAR PROVINCE, Iraq - Coalition leaders from the 287th Sustainment Brigade celebrated Earth Day by teaching the necessity and wonder of plant life to students at Al Moamen School here April 22.

  • Seventh-graders, Soldiers reach out to Iraqi orphans

    May 19, 2009

    TIKRIT, Iraq - Sustainment Soldiers traveled to a nearby orphanage here with boxes of school supplies donated by Longs Peak Middle School students, Longmont, Colo., for Iraqi school children April 18.

  • Delivering supplies: Iraqi school get tools from Kansas

    May 19, 2009

    DHI QAR PROVINCE, Iraq - Many happy young students at the Al Moamen School were excited as the Kansas Guard Soldiers from the 287th Special Troops Battalion, 287th Sustainment Brigade visited and delivered school supplies for the students and teachers here May 5.

  • Army divers in Hawaii prepare for deep sea mission

    May 18, 2009

    In the Army, engineers routinely fix, tear down and build structures on land. One such team of engineers does their tasks with an added challenge of an air tank strapped to their backs in depths far lower than commercial divers.

  • Soldiers serve Army leaders with a smile

    May 15, 2009

    This is a story of the Executive Dining Facility whose Soldiers serve up masterpiece meals to the likes of Secretary Geren.

  • Commentary: Memorial Day from chaplain's foxhole

    May 15, 2009

    One evening, a casualty officer and I drove down the road on our way to inform a Soldier's spouse that her husband had died in Iraq. As an Army chaplain, many thoughts entered my mind. I thought about how difficult it would be for this young mother and how empty the two children's lives would be without their dad. On our way to the house, the casualty officer had assured me that he would be able to deliver the sad news. But when we got to our destination his confidence disappeared.

  • Sustainers receives KALMAR training

    May 15, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE PROSPERITY, Iraq - Three Forward Logistics Element Soldiers with the 398th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion were trained on the technical operations and maintenance of Kalmar's Rough Terrain Container Handler here, to assist in the movement of shipping containers during the loading and unloading from transport trucks.

  • Liberty Sustainers has quite the 'family affair'

    May 15, 2009

    CAMP LIBERTY, Iraq - Bamberg, Germany's 317th Maintenance Company has several Soldiers with Family members in theater - sharing the hardship and experience of their deployment together.

  • Logistics awards recognize the best in the Army

    May 13, 2009

    Congratulations to the winners and runners-up of the Army's 2009 Logistics Excellence Awards.

  • Army, Air Force Partnership at Scania

    May 13, 2009

    CONVOY SUPPORT CENTER SCANIA, Iraq - Thirteen Airmen partner with Soldiers here every month to support convoy operations between Kuwait and Baghdad.

  • Transporters honors outgoing leaders

    May 12, 2009

  • 63RD RRC receives combat patch

    May 12, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Representing 30 different states and 23 unique Reserve commands, Soldiers from the 63rd Regional Readiness Command from Los Alamitos, Calif., received their 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) combat patch during a ceremony here April 17.

  • Transportation first sergeant awarded St. Christopher medallion

    May 11, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE Q-West, Iraq - First Sgt. Keith Edwards from the 51st Transportation Company, 30th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 16th Sustainment Brigade, was awarded the Honorable Order of Saint Christopher medallion in front of his transportation company's headquarters here April 27.

  • Fort Drum Soldiers Hand Over Al Asad Sustainment Mission

    May 11, 2009

    AL ASAD AIR BASE, Iraq - Fort Drum Soldiers encased their colors and handed over their mission to a South Carolina Army National Guard unit during a transfer of authority ceremony here May 3.

  • Army fields new MRAP rollover trainers

    May 11, 2009

    CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait - The U.S. military is fielding a new vehicle rollover simulator to troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • Coalition Forces to Return Portion of Highway to Iraqis

    May 9, 2009

    CONVOY SUPPORT CENTER SCANIA, Iraq - Coalition forces will return part of Main Supply Route Tampa here to the Iraqi government this summer.

  • Sustainer and Son Team Up for Boston Marathon in Iraq and Boston

    May 9, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, Iraq - Sgt. First Class Chris Baker, 287th Sustainment Brigade postal noncommissioned officer in charge, native of Quincy, Mass., placed fourth overall with a time of 3 hours, 24 minutes, 40 seconds in the Boston Athletic Association sanctioned "Boston Marathon in Iraq" here April 18.

  • Major component of Water Bottling Plant delivered to Adder

    May 9, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, Iraq - The completion of a water bottling plant here took a major step forward on March 23, of the world's second largest airplanes, an Antonov An-124, landed at adjacent Ali Air Base with a cargo of water bottling equipment.

  • Army saves fuel and lives by bringing new life to an old technology

    May 7, 2009

    The Army is taking steps now to save fuel by revitalizing a 40-year old insulation method. But this method does more than decrease fuel consumption; it also helps save lives.

  • In the fight for 6 more years

    May 7, 2009

    CAMP LIBERTY, Iraq -- Two 398th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion Soldiers, Staff Sgt. Heather Swift, a native of Middletown, N.Y., and Pfc. Martina Smith, a native of Dudley, N.C., re-enlisted in March.

  • Soldiers to help provide school supplies in southern Iraq

    May 6, 2009

    It is not often Soldiers receive a special delivery of packages from celebrities in Iraq. Actor Stephen A. Baldwin and television host Leeann Tweeden surprised Sgt. Brian C. Lawson, assistant convoy and scout truck commander with Alpha Company, 56th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 167th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, after returning from a mission to a local Iraqi school on April 13.

  • Raad new face at Kirkush MTB

    May 6, 2009

    DIYALA PROVINCE, Iraq -Col. Raad Kalaf Marzok Al-Fhdawe, incoming commander for the Kirkush Third Line Maintenance Company met with Lt. Col. Norman B. Green, commander of the 304th Sustainment Brigade from Riverside, Calif., during a key leader engagement visit at Kirkush Military Training Base here, April 3.

  • Cargo transfer Soldiers earn combat patch

    May 6, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING SITE MAREZ-EAST, Iraq -- Soldiers from the Fort Eustis, Va., based 359th Inland Cargo Transfer Company, 18th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 16th Sustainment Brigade, received their combat patch supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom at a ceremony in the company's motor pool here, April 18.

  • Speicher Trans. Soldiers conquer Knights' quarter board

    May 6, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE Q-WEST, Iraq - Twelve Soldiers from seven battalions around northern Iraq competed for the title of 16th Sustainment Brigade Warrior or Warrior Leader of the Quarter title during a board here April 22.

  • Coalition Forces to Return Portion of Highway to Iraqis

    May 6, 2009

    CONVOY SUPPORT CENTER SCANIA, Iraq - Coalition forces will return part of Main Supply Route Tampa here to the Iraqi government this summer.

  • Orange County's Hollowell rocks Q-West

    May 1, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE Q-WEST, Iraq - The rock band, Hollowell, jammed for Soldiers at the Favors Outdoor Theater here April 10, in the first outdoor show of the year at this remote Army logistics base in northern Iraq.

  • Highland Games in the Desert'

    Apr 30, 2009

    AL ASAD AIR BASE, Iraq - Lone star State Soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, 142nd Infantry Regiment (Task Force Avalanche), caused vehicle and pedestrian traffic jams here during their much anticipated Tartan Day festival, April 6.

  • Charlie Daniels Band performs at Q-West

    Apr 29, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE Q-WEST, Iraq - The Devil went down to Q-West, with Charlie Daniels in tow, during a live performance for more than 600 Soldiers, Airmen and civilians at the Morale, Welfare and Recreation base complex here April 18.

  • Finance Soldiers help fellow finance Soldiers

    Apr 29, 2009

    CAMP LIBERTY, Iraq - The Mannheim, Germany based 208th Financial Management Company, 10th Sustainment Brigade Troops Battalion, 10th Sustainment Brigade arrived here in January and took control of one of the largest financial disbursing operation in Iraq.

  • Taji Sustainers inducted into NCO corps

    Apr 29, 2009

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq - Fifty Soldiers from Irvine, California's 419th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion were inducted into the noncommissioned officers corps during a ceremony here March 27.

  • THE 'WRIGHT' example for an NCO

    Apr 29, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Sgt. Cleveland Wright, native of Savannah, Ga., and supply sergeant for the 602nd Maintenance Company from Fort Hood, Texas, motivated 35 Soldiers who were enrolled in the company's remedial physical training program since arriving here in June 2008.

  • Transportation Soldiers train sister brigade company

    Apr 29, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE SPEICHER, Iraq - Army motor vehicle instructors from the Fort Knox, Ky., based 233rd Transportation Company, 391st Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 16th Sustainment Brigade, trained 20 Soldiers on the heavy equipment transport system here April 14.

  • Germany-based Sustainers master battalion board

    Apr 28, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING SITE MAREZ-EAST, Iraq - For many Soldiers in the Army, it's a familiar drill: Knock loudly three times on the door, listen for "Enter!" and next thing you know, a command sergeant major and four first sergeants are staring you down.

  • Logisticians exchange reins of 402nd AFSB

    Apr 28, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq -- Col. Brian R. Haebig assumed command of the 402nd Army Field Support Brigade during a change-of-command ceremony here March 21.

  • Mannheim Sustainers return to the road again

    Apr 28, 2009

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq - The 68th Transportation Company, from Mannheim, Germany, served as a Logistics Training and Advisory Team with the mission to train, advise, and mentor the Iraqi Army's General Transport Regiment from Sept. 2008 through Feb. 2009

  • Local Iraqis bond with California, Tennessee guardsmen

    Apr 28, 2009

    DEBECKA, Iraq - California and Tennessee guardsmen from Contingency Operating Base Q-West brought soccer balls, school supplies and medical attention to one Iraqi family here April 1.

  • 'Bushmasters' curb their enthusiasm

    Apr 27, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE Q-WEST, Iraq - Soldiers from Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 184th Infantry Regiment, 30th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 16th Sustainment Brigade, made noticeable improvements, like curbs and painted logos, to their company area here April 10.

  • Sustainers, PRT bring joy to Iraqi kids

    Apr 27, 2009

    MUTHANNA PROVINCE, Iraq - Coalition Soldiers from the 167th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion conducted two civil military operation missions here April 13, bringing the joy of toys and school supplies to over 225 Iraqi children.

  • Ordnance Soldiers Save 'Skunk Werks'

    Apr 25, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - When Soldiers of the 602nd Maintenance Co. leave Iraq this summer they'll be taking a piece of history with them: the "Skunk Werks" welding shop from here.

  • Finance Soldiers join the NCO Corps

    Apr 25, 2009

    CAMP STRYKER, Iraq - The Stryker Finance Office promoted four outstanding and motivated Soldiers to the noncommissioned officer corps here in February.

  • Memorial Service Honors Fallen 3d ESC Soldier

    Apr 25, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, Iraq - Over 300 U.S. Soldiers of the 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) mourned the loss of fellow soldier, Spc. Daniel Jay Beard, 24, in a memorial service at the Memorial Hall here, April 10.

  • From Baltimore to the Army, a tale of marriage

    Apr 23, 2009

    Once upon a time, when a Soldier in the Army wanted to get married there was a good chance he would hear someone say, "If the Army had wanted you to have a wife, it would have issued you one." While the Army certainly didn't issue spouses, its outlook on married soldiers has changed dramatically. Just ask Warrant Officer Steven Kambouris and his wife, Staff Sgt. Adrienne Kambouris-who he met while in the Army.

  • Support battalion hosts redeployment conference

    Apr 22, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Approximately 180 Soldiers from across Iraq attended a two-day redeployment conference hosted by the 840th Deployment and Distribution Support Battalion here March 25 and 26.

  • Guardsmen are taking steps to help troops find employment

    Apr 22, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE Q-WEST, Iraq - With economic challenges in the United States, it has been daunting for many National Guard Soldiers here thinking about whether or not they will have a job when they return home.

  • Iraqi Logistics gains momentum toward self- Sustainment

    Apr 21, 2009

    KIRKUSH MILITARY TRAINING BASE, Iraq - The Kirkush Military Training Base Logistics Training Advisory Team, consisting of Soldiers from the 602nd Support Maintenance Company, 356th Quartermaster Company and the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 259th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion have been mentoring the Kirkush Repair and Maintenance Company of the 5th Iraqi Army in Diyala province since Dec. 2008.

  • Sustainers, Iraqi Army: A profile of partnership

    Apr 21, 2009

    CAMP MEJID, Iraq - Sustainers and the Iraqi Army continue a training and advisory mission focused on the Al Asad medium workshop here.

  • Sustainers keep Normandy water running

    Apr 21, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE NORMANDY, Iraq - Many Soldiers take clean uniforms, showers or hand washing stations in a dining facility for granted. All these privileges transpire from one source - clean water.

  • NCO Paints to Relax

    Apr 21, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE SPEICHER, Iraq - When Sgt. 1st Class Robert Tackett, medical platoon sergeant, 1st Battalion, 185th Armor, isn't training his medics to save lives, he trains to inflict injury on his enemies, under a form of fighting called Bujinkan Ninjutsu.

  • Sustainers receive combat lifesaver extreme training

    Apr 20, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE Q-WEST, Iraq - For 40 Soldiers here, this was combat lifesaver training with a new twist, a combat lifesaver extreme, from April 6 to 9.

  • Puerto Rican cargo transfer company completes deployment

    Apr 20, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING SITE MAREZ-EAST, Iraq - Soldiers from the 268th Cargo Transportation Company, 18th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 16th Sustainment Brigade, completed a successful ten-month deployment during a transfer of authority ceremony here April 1.

  • 154th Transportation Company repositioned to Afghanistan

    Apr 16, 2009

    CAMP LIBERTY, Iraq - A transportation company here was moved from Iraq to Afghanistan on April 14, marking the second time in three weeks a 3rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) unit has moved directly from one combat theater to another.

  • Sustainer recruits Soldiers to donate

    Apr 15, 2009

    In April, a 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) noncommissioned officer conducted informational meetings to get Soldiers registered to donate blood platelets at the hospital here.

  • A Soldier's return to Iraq finds dramatic improvement on the roads of Iraq

    Apr 15, 2009

    Stayrook, a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom, is currently serving his second tour in Iraq as a convoy security commander with Delta Company, 1st Battalion, 161st Infantry Regiment. Stayrook witnessed first-hand some dramatic changes in the life and security of Iraq.

  • Soldiers receives specialized computer training in Q-West

    Apr 15, 2009

  • Sustainers host EO training

    Apr 15, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - The Equal Opportunity office of the 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) hosted an EO leaders training for noncommissioned officers and lieutenants from all over Iraq here March 15 - 20.

  • Platoon sergeant keeps medics up to speed

    Apr 15, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE SPEICHER, Iraq - Sgt. 1st Class Robert Tackett, medical platoon sergeant, 1st Battalion, 185th Armor, 16th Sustainment Brigade, trains his Soldiers weekly to ensure their skills meet military, civilian and real-world requirements.

  • Sustainers protect themselves, Iraqi wildlife

    Apr 13, 2009

    AL ASAD AIR BASE, Iraq - An Army vaccination program to protect service members and local wildlife from rabies has been going on here and throughout Iraq for more than two and a half years

  • The Hasbuns: Far from home yet close together

    Apr 13, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - "When I first met her, I hated her," said Sgt. Michael B. Hasbun, a native of Miami, Fla., and noncommissioned officer in charge of stock control, 23rd Ordnance Company. The Hasbuns met when Michael transferred into Staff Sgt. Judith M. Hasbun's platoon. They realized they had a lot in common, from being prior-service Marines to both going through a divorce.

  • Personnel sergeant re-enlists during the Year of NCO

    Apr 13, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE Q-WEST, Iraq - For Sgt. Carlos A. Santiago, a native of Fayetteville, N.C., re-enlisting in front of the 16th Sustainment Brigade headquarters here, March 18, was one he wouldn't forget. The ceremony was memorable because he was re-enlisting on his birthday, and also the Army's "Year of the NCO."

  • Soldiers bring laughter, education to local Iraqi schools

    Apr 12, 2009

    Soldiers from the 287th Sustainment Brigade Civil Military Operations team visited Al Soonobar School in Dhi Qar Province recently, as part of an ongoing effort to read to school children, foster good will and hand out school supplies.

  • West Point grads observe 'Founder's Day'

    Apr 12, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE Q-West, Iraq - The 'Long Gray Line' from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., stretched to this logistics base in northern Iraq during an observance of 'Founder's Day' here March 15.

  • NCO publishes poetry book 'From Within' while deployed

    Apr 12, 2009

    Sgt. JoAnna Menzie Davis, the NCOIC of awards for the 16th Sustainment Brigade, set some personal goals during her deployment here - one of which included publishing a book of poetry.

  • Q-West Soldiers take first step to become warrant officers

    Apr 12, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE Q-WEST, Iraq - Several Soldiers took their first steps to becoming a warrant officer during a warrant officer recruitment seminar here, March 21.

  • Logisticians pursue citizenship while serving in Iraq

    Apr 10, 2009

    CAMP LIBERTY, Iraq - Pfc. Elmer Alfonso Alvarado Salinas, of Takoma Park, Md., was one of 251 Soldiers representing 65 countries, sworn-in as American citizens at Al Faw Palace in Baghdad, March 3.

  • 'Bravo' maintenance supports combat operations

    Apr 10, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, Iraq - Bravo company, 181st Brigade Support Battalion, maintenance section Soldiers work hard to maintain their company vehicles. With more than 40 mission capable vehicles, they work with operators to perform annual services and everyday maintenance, while working long hours to ensure their equipment is mission capable.

  • 3d ESC chaplains renew at Jacob's well

    Apr 10, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Chaplains from the 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) gathered together for Jacob's Well, an event for fellowship, training and spiritual fitness, here March 24 - 25.

  • Drill Sergeants debunk myths

    Apr 8, 2009

    For years Hollywood has presented Army drill sergeants as gruff, in-your-face, yelling, and spitting Mad Max machines. And perhaps once-upon-a-time its stories portrayed an image that was partly deserved.

  • Colorado Soldiers Recognizes Their Own

    Apr 8, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Members of the Denver, Colo., based 259th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion gathered outside their company headquarters to recognize eight Soldiers during a promotion and awards ceremony here on March 6.

  • Female Soldier pushes herself and others

    Apr 8, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING SITE MAREZ-EAST, Iraq - Spc. Patricia Mathis, 506th Quartermaster Company, 18th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 16th Sustainment Brigade, pushes her body past its limits to run in marathons and to compete in physically challenging events like the recent "Sustainer Challenger" at Joint Base Balad, March 18 to 19.

  • From Chunk to Hunk

    Apr 8, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq -- Spc. Eric Mickelson, from Madison, Wis., of the 602nd Maintenance Company from Fort Hood, Texas, has been struggling with his weight and the Army physical fitness test since Jan. 2006.

  • Eagles' pay for the troops

    Apr 8, 2009

    CAMP LIBERTY, Iraq -- Delta Detachment, 101st Financial Management Company, 10th Sustainment Brigade Troops Battalion, 10th Sustainment Brigade, out of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) of Fort Campbell, Ky., has led the way providing financial support in the Baghdad area: Forward Operating Bases Victory and Liberty.

  • Unsung heroes keep Soldiers moving in Iraq

    Apr 8, 2009

    There's an Army standard, then there's the Highlander standard. For the mechanics of the 1st Battalion, 161st Infantry Regiment, an Army National Guard unit from Spokane, Wash., keeping vehicles on roads for their perspective companies is their only purpose and they fulfill it with near perfection

  • Hotel Company, 1-161 Infantry Soldiers' maiden voyage to Scania.

    Apr 8, 2009

    CONVOY SUPPORT CENTER SCANIA - "You see the lights up ahead' That's Scania," said Sgt. 1st Class Elwin Farnsworth to an obviously impatient and haggard crew.

  • Sustainers welcome 63rd RRC to JBB

    Apr 8, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - The 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) welcomed 98 Soldiers from the 63rd Regional Readiness Command to their ranks here, March 20.

  • West Texas Meets Middle-East

    Apr 6, 2009

    AL ANBAR, Iraq - The Texas Army National Guard engaged the Iraqi Army - not on the battlefield, but on a poolside patio here, March 29. The Lubbock, Texas based 2nd Battalion, 142nd Infantry Regiment "Task Force Avalanche" hosted members of the 7th Iraqi Infantry Division to a Texas style barbecue topped-off with country music and electrical flares.

  • Shaykh gets down to business

    Apr 4, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Sheik Shehab Ahmed Saleh Al-tmime has been running a non-tactical vehicle business on Joint Base Balad since August 2008. The business provides local nationals with jobs while providing a service to service members on base.

  • Transportation Soldiers use construction skills

    Apr 4, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE SPEICHER, Iraq - Transportation Soldiers here have learned to take frequent moves in stride by using the opportunity to improve their wood-working, construction and painting skills.

  • Graf's 23rd Ordnance Company accomplishes Ammo mission

    Apr 2, 2009

    In November 2008, the 23rd Ordnance Company from Grafenwoehr, Germany, commanded by Capt. George Nix, arrived in theater and took over operations at the ammunition corps storage area here from the 8th Ordnance Company. The unit has received praise since assuming mission as evidenced by the distribution of brigade coins by the 304th Sustainment Brigade Commander, Lt. Col. Norman B. Green.

  • On top of their game

    Apr 2, 2009

    Of all the support personnel who work to ensure the success of each convoy security patrol, the ones that are "on top of their game" at all times, but hope they are never needed are the medics.

  • Kansas Guard Soldiers conduct "Read Iraq" at Al Habib School

    Apr 1, 2009

    On March 3, two Sustainment Soldiers visited Al Habib School in Muthanna Province as readers with the "Read Iraq," as part of the 287th Sustainment Brigade Civil Affairs program.

  • 3d Sustainment Command-Wired for Safety

    Apr 1, 2009

    In March 2009, the 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) G7 Engineers, working with base contractors, completed the rewiring of their headquarters for the electrical safety of Sustainers here.

  • Speicher Transporters train to stay safe

    Apr 1, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE SPEICHER, Iraq - The 233rd Transportation Company, from Fort Knox, Ky., conducts a two-to four-day safety stand down every three months to enforce safety standards both on base and on the roads of Iraq.

  • Sustainer becomes American Citizen

    Mar 31, 2009

    Spc. Fatima Benasser, an interpreter and translator assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) took the oath of citizenship in a naturalization ceremony at Al Faw Palace, Camp Liberty on March 3.

  • Sustainer awarded MNC-I DSARC of the year

    Mar 31, 2009

    In February, the 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary)'s deployed sexual assault response coordinator was selected as the Multi-National Corps - Iraq's DSARC of the year for her role in assisting Soldiers who have been victims of sexual assault.

  • An Army-Issued Marriage

    Mar 31, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, Iraq - Since 2001, multiple deployments have put a strain on Army Families, and two-Soldier marriages are no different.

  • Safety Awareness raised at local Iraqi elementary school

    Mar 31, 2009

    DHI QAR PROVINCE, Iraq - Soldiers from the 287th Sustainment Brigade Civil Affairs Team and the 3rd Battalion, 133rd Field Artillery Regiment visited Al Nwares Elementary School in Dhi Qar province, March 11.

  • Army repositions Soldiers from Iraq to Afghanistan

    Mar 29, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - The 100th Brigade Support Battalion here was repositioned to southern Afghanistan on March 28, where they will provide sustainment and distribution support to Coalition forces.

  • Safety is key when conducting combatives

    Mar 25, 2009

    Many 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) Soldiers are learning modern Army combatives and other combative techniques as part of their training in Iraq today.

  • 8 Airmen assist and advise 11 fuel farms in Iraq

    Mar 25, 2009

    The 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary)'s Air Force Petroleum, Oil and Lubricants Detachment here provides assistance and advice to the Army's command and conducts staff assistance visits to support operations at fuel sites across Iraq.

  • Sustainer teammates receive citizenship

    Mar 21, 2009

    Two Soldiers - Spc. Hugo Murguia and Cpl. Juan Villegas from Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 17th Field Artillery, 3rd Battalion, 133rd Field Artillery Regiment, 287th Sustainment Brigade - became naturalized United States citizens during a ceremony at Al Faw Palace, Camp Victory, Iraq, March 3.

  • 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) hosts Sustainer Challenge

    Mar 21, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Soldiers from across Iraq gathered here March 18-19 to compete in the 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary)'s Sustainer Challenge competition, a team-based event designed to test the limits of physical endurance, combat skills and team spirit.

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