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  • Iraqi Policemen learn the basics during 10-day prep course

    Oct 29, 2007

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq Aca,!" Aca,!A"Left, left, left, right,Aca,!A? the 30-man platoon of Iraqi Police in training shouted in Arabic while marching to their next class.A,A

  • Joining Forces for a Better Ameriya

    Oct 29, 2007

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE HAWK, Iraq Aca,!" Cooperation is the key to any successful mission, and for one western Baghdad neighborhood of Ameriya the cooperation between forces from U.S., Iraqi and community volunteers is beginning to pay off.

  • Tamimi, Jibouri tribes uphold reconciliation in Diyala

    Oct 29, 2007

    BAQOUBA, Iraq Aca,!" The Tamimi and Jibouri tribes, the two largest tribes in IraqAca,!a,,cs Diyala province, met Oct. 24 to discuss the importance of reconciliation and signed a fellowship agreement stressing cooperation and friendship between the two tribes.

  • Hard Working Soldier Remembered at Memorial

    Oct 29, 2007

    BALAD, Iraq (Oct. 24, 2007) Aca,!" As the sun set over Logistical Support Area Anaconda, Soldiers gathered in a crowded chapel to pay respects to their fallen comrade in Balad, Iraq, Oct. 24.

  • USACE Builds Truck Stop and Water Treatment Center

    Oct 29, 2007

    The USACE builds an Iraq truck stop and water treatment center.

  • Iraqi Government Must Solidify Accomplishments, General Says

    Oct 29, 2007

    The Iraqi government needs to act now, not later, to solidify gains made in the war-torn country, the coalition commander in northern Iraq said.

  • Wounded Warriors Honored by the First Team

    Oct 26, 2007

    FORT HOOD, Texas - The courage, selfless service and sacrifices of 18 American heroes wounded while serving in Iraq were recognized during the 1st Cavalry Division's Purple Heart and Volunteer of the Month Ceremony held Oct. 23 at the Fort Hood Catering and Conference Center.

  • Fires Squadron helps Iraqi farmers get irrigation water, plan for further projects

    Oct 26, 2007

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq Aca,!" With nearly three months in country, the Fires Aca,!A"HellAca,!A? Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment, has been working with both Sunni and Shia local tribal leaders, local government officials and 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Embedded Provincial Reconstruction Team to help improve agriculture and other critical infrastructure efforts in their area of operations.

  • Unyielding dedication: Soldier is making defense of a nation a career

    Oct 26, 2007

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq Aca,!" It didnAca,!a,,ct matter that he already had a good job that paid well, and his convictions werenAca,!a,,ct shaken after the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. He wanted to join the Army full time. He wanted to become a full-time warrior.

  • Renovations complete; elementary school opens in central Baghdad

    Oct 26, 2007

    BAGHDAD Aca,!" After months of renovations supervised by the Qadisiyah Neighborhood Advisory Council, hundreds of students lined up to attend their schoolAca,!a,,cs grand reopening ceremony at the Al Hamza Elementary School Oct. 22.

  • Patrolling BaqoubaAca,!a,,cs markets

    Oct 26, 2007

    Soldiers from the 1st Cavalry Division patrol Baqouba, Iraq, where markets are now open following improved security in the city.

  • Rock Aca,!a,,cn Coffee at Taji

    Oct 26, 2007

  • No Wax, Please!

    Oct 26, 2007

  • Iraqi Army runs 'solo' medical operation

    Oct 24, 2007

    CAMP LIBERTY, Iraq Aca,!" There was a long line of black headcovers, children running around unworried, a medical crew ready to take care of their own and military men providing security as Iraqi Army troops turned a school in BaghdadAca,!a,,cs Bakariya Village into a temporary medical clinic Oct. 22.

  • Black Jack All-Stars: 'NFC' sneaks by 'AFC,' 41-36

    Oct 24, 2007

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE PROSPERITY, Iraq Aca,!" With four seconds on the clock and only 20 yards from the championship, the Aca,!A"AFCAca,!A? All-StarsAca,!a,,c quarterback Joshua Parker used a gadget play putting the ball in receiver Mario GrimesAca,!a,,c hands.

  • Georgia High School Football Rivalry Extends Thousands of Miles to Iraq

    Oct 24, 2007

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq Aca,!" Aca,!A"My team is the best,Aca,!A? Sgt. 1st Class Tony Copeland, noncommissioned officer in charge of 1st Brigade Combat TeamAca,!a,,cs personnel office and Sgt. 1st Class Aaron Manning, 1st BCT Iraqi Security Forces Cell noncommissioned officer, stated in unison.

  • Fort Hood, Reserve Units Return Home

    Oct 24, 2007

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" When Soldiers come home from a deployment to Iraq, nothing will stop their families from meeting them at the welcome ceremony, not even the weather.

  • Coffee connoisseur fuels 15th BSB Soldiers

    Oct 24, 2007

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE PROSPERITY, Iraq Aca,!" Aca,!A"Anybody can take grounds and put them in a coffee pot and make a pot of coffee,Aca,!A? explained Chief Warrant Officer Tilden Morgan, as he prepares a shot of espresso at his office at FOB Prosperity, Aca,!A"but anybody who knows anything about the taste of coffee knows that espresso has a distinct flavor.Aca,!A?

  • Iraqi Army "Junior Hero" visits school children in Jerf Al-Mila

    Oct 19, 2007

    JERF AL-MILA, Iraq Aca,!" Iraqi Army soldiers from the 3rd Battalion, 2nd Brigade, 9th Iraqi Army Division (Mechanized) are taking part in a program designed to reach out to Iraqi school children throughout villages in which the battalion operates.

  • Historic launch held at Camp Taji

    Oct 19, 2007

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq Aca,!" The residents of Camp Taji, Iraq, are exposed to an incessant buzzing Aca,!" a sound of safety for the troops on the ground in Multi-National Division-Baghdad area of operations.

  • Concerned Local Citizens lead troops to cache

    Oct 19, 2007

    MUQDADIYAH, Iraq Aca,!" Acting on information from Concerned Local Citizens, Soldiers from 6-9 Armored Reconnaissance Squadron, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, unearthed a weapons cache and detained one suspected terrorist near Baloor village, in Muqdadiyah, Iraq, Oct 17.

  • Five hostages released, illegal prisons discovered in Baqouba

    Oct 19, 2007

    BAQOUBA, Iraq Aca,!" Soldiers from Company D, 1-12 Combined Arms Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, acting on a tip, discovered two houses used as make-shift prisons and released five local citizens who were held for ransom in the village of Buhriz in Baqouba, Iraq, Oct. 16.

  • Operation Greywolf Hammer II clears al-Suk, Muqdadiya

    Oct 19, 2007

    TIKRIT, Iraq Aca,!" In an effort to rid al-Qaeda from their perceived safe havens, Iraqi Security Forces, with support from Coalition Forces assigned to 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, conducted Operation Market Fury in support of Operation Greywolf Hammer II, focusing on MuqdadiyahAca,!a,,cs Al Suk market area.

  • Cav Support Troopers Return to Fort Hood

    Oct 19, 2007

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" Approximately 250 Soldiers from the Brigade Troops Battalion, 15th Sustainment Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division returned to Fort Hood Oct. 18 to waiting family members, rear detachment Soldiers and a special guest.

  • "It's Bat Girl... in Baghdad'"

    Oct 19, 2007

  • Afghan, Coalition Forces Battle Taliban, Narcotics, Emphasize Training

    Oct 19, 2007

    Army leaders this week discuss progress in Afghanistan and what must be done to ensure continued success.

  • Tribute Mural

    Oct 18, 2007

    Soldiers of 2-159th Aviation Battalion paint a mural to pay tribute to 9-11 and fallen comrades.

  • Battlemind Prep. / Golden Knights Take Honors

    Oct 18, 2007

    Battlemind helps families prepare for deployment; Women Gold Knights take top honors at nationals.

  • Iraqi general visits Ironhorse Brigade, pleased with reconciliation efforts

    Oct 17, 2007

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq Aca,!" The general in charge of leading the Iraqi efforts in Operation Fardh Al-Qanoon (Baghdad Security Plan), Iraqi Army Lt. Gen. Abud Qanbar, commanding general of the Baghdad Operations Command, met with senior leadership from the 1st Aca,!A"IronhorseAca,!A? Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division here Oct. 15 to discuss the brigadeAca,!a,,cs recent progress in and way ahead for the reconciliation process.

  • First Team welcomes home band, personnel troopers

    Oct 17, 2007

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" Under a cool, cloudy Central Texas night, a plane landed at Fort HoodAca,!a,,cs Robert Gray Army Airfield, but this was no ordinary plane.

  • 'Wagonmasters' ending their longest year

    Oct 16, 2007

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq Aca,!" In cavalry terms, they are almost close enough to let the horses smell the barns. For Fort Hood Soldiers from the 15th Sustainment Brigade, the 15 months of riding the trails, literally, of Iraq is at an end.

  • 2nd SBCT, 25th ID Iraq Training at NTC

    Oct 16, 2007

    25th ID's 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team trains at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif., in preparation for deployment. Gail McCabe reports.

  • Doctor designs mural 'laughing' at death

    Oct 15, 2007

    BAQOUBA, Iraq (Oct. 15, 2007) -- While deployed to Iraq many Soldiers look for ways to stay creatively occupied during their spare time between missions and work. Many Soldiers write and record music while others write poems or stories.

  • Fires Squadron gets combat patch

    Oct 15, 2007

    Fires Squadron gets combat patch

  • Double your pleasure

    Oct 15, 2007

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE PROSERITY, Iraq Aca,!" Deployments usually separate family members from one another. Yet, for twin, 1st Cavalry Division brothers, being in Iraq is as close to being home as anything theyAca,!a,,cve come to know since they started their military careers.

  • U-A-V is easy to pronounce

    Oct 15, 2007

  • National Police begin training at the Numaniyah Academy

    Oct 15, 2007

    NUMANIYAH, Iraq Aca,!" More than 100 miles of desert were crossed before the 5th Brigade, 2nd Iraqi National Police Division, and their transition team counterparts made it to their destination.

  • Eye on Baghdad

    Oct 15, 2007

  • Soldiers celebrate proud Hispanic heritage

    Oct 15, 2007

    CAMP LIBERTY, Iraq Aca,!" In an evening full of pride, joy, song and dance Hispanic American troops offered a celebration for their fellow Soldiers during the Hispanic Heritage Month program at the 1st Cavalry DivisionAca,!a,,cs Morale, Welfare and Recreation Center here Oct. 11.

  • Dog Day Reenlistment on Taji

    Oct 15, 2007

  • Ironhorse trooper named top battalion retention NCO in 1st Cav. Div.

    Oct 15, 2007

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq Aca,!" Staff Sgt. Daniel Countiss, battalion retention noncommissioned officer, 1st Aca,!A"DragonAca,!A? Battalion 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, is being recognized as the top battalion retention NCO within the 1st Cav. Div. during fiscal year 2007.

  • 'Grey Wolf' Honors Life, Sacrifice of Fallen Comrade

    Oct 15, 2007

    BAQOUBA, Iraq Aca,!" Aca,!A"Staff Sgt. Donnie Dixon sacrificed his life for the cause of freedom Aca,!" not only for our freedom as Americans, but freedom for the people of Iraq,Aca,!A? said Col. David Sutherland, commander of 3rd Brigade 1st Cavalry Division, as he spoke about the death of a Soldier from his personal security detachment.

  • Coalition Forces establish presence in MuqdadiyaAca,!a,,cs Baloor neighborhood

    Oct 15, 2007

  • Corps of Engineers Rebuild Iraqi Infrastructure

    Oct 15, 2007

    The Corps of Engineers continues to work to rebuild Iraq's infrastructure.

  • Ironhorse trooper takes Silver Star with ounce of humility

    Oct 15, 2007

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq Aca,!" Riding in a humvee down a dusty road, Sgt. Ken Thomas, a team leader and cavalry scout for Troop C, 1st Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment, sits in the right front passenger side of the vehicle, relating that never in a million years did he ever think he would receive a Silver Star Medal while deployed to Iraq.

  • Coming to America

    Oct 13, 2007

    BAGHDAD, IRAQ - Iraqi translators who work for the United States military provide an extremely valuable service, but these Iraqis also take on considerable risk for themselves and their families.

  • Moment of Valor: SFC Byron Barrios

    Oct 12, 2007

    Despite an IED detonation in close proximity to his Stryker, SFC Byron Barrios exhibited great leadership and courage in helping his fellow Soldiers.

  • Moment of Valor: PFC Joshua Phillipus

    Oct 12, 2007

    When Pfc. Joshua Philippus got his first taste of combat, it wasnAca,!a,,ct a nice and easy introduction. The danger of it all hit him right in the head. Literally.

  • First Reserve Soldier Receives Silver Star for Valor in Afghanistan

    Oct 12, 2007

    When Army Staff Sgt. Jason Fetty put himself between a suicide bomber and the bomber's intended targets at the grand opening of a new medical facility in Khost, Afghanistan, he wasn't thinking of the strategic, or even tactical, importance of his actions.

  • On Target

    Oct 11, 2007

  • Apaches arenAca,!a,,ct only things flying

    Oct 11, 2007

  • Buddy system: Apache pilots serve in same units since Basic Training

    Oct 11, 2007

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq Aca,!" When Zachary Johnson and Eric Dillman first met seven years ago at a selection board for Army pilot candidates, they had no idea they would spend the first decade of their Army careers in tandem.

  • 'Spearhead' Soldier recognized for selfless service

    Oct 11, 2007

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq Aca,!" Step back, and take a look at the life of any average young American. Look a little closer, and glimpse into the life of the young American Soldier. What is seen may seem anything but ordinary.

  • Battalion honored for surpassing retention goals

    Oct 11, 2007

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE PROSPERITY, Iraq Aca,!" Sgt. Myron Jamerson never planned on getting involved in Army retention, but itAca,!a,,cs a choice that has left him with few regrets.

  • 6-9 ARS says 'Goodbye' to fallen heroes

    Oct 10, 2007

    MUQDADIYA, Iraq (Oct. 7, 2007) -- Aca,!A"This loss cuts deep and is still extremely painful for all of us,Aca,!A? said Lt. Col. Keith Gogas, commander of 6-9 Armored Reconnaissance Squadron, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, about the death of five of his Soldiers supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom 06-08.

  • Fish pond a tranquil refuge for some Taji troops

    Oct 10, 2007

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq Aca,!" The sound of fish jumping and splashing around captured the attention of those present at the pond, taking them away from the gun fire in the distance. The pond, surrounded by various trees, provides Soldiers here with an oasis needed from the reality they face daily.

  • 'Grey Wolf' FA Battery Rises to the Top

    Oct 10, 2007

    BAQOUBA, Iraq (September 13, 2007) Aca,!" It is not every day a unit in the U.S. Army achieves one of the highest standards set in relation to their specific mission, and even raises the bar on those standards while deployed to Iraq. But when a unit does, whether formally recognized or not, there is a sense of accomplishment among the team.

  • Ironhorse troopers celebrate 100 days left

    Oct 10, 2007

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq Aca,!" Soldiers from Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 1st Aca,!A"IronhorseAca,!A? Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division celebrated what they hope signifies their final 100 days of their 15-month deployment during a party here Oct. 6.

  • Air Cav celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

    Oct 10, 2007

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq Aca,!" Soldiers from the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, gathered Oct. 6 to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month.

  • Quick reaction helps pilots thwart attack

    Oct 10, 2007

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq Aca,!" For the past year, Apache pilots from the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade have conducted countless reconnaissance missions in search of roadside bombs and mortar systems aimed toward forward operating bases or Iraqi neighborhoods.

  • 'Garryowen' troopers continue building relationships Iraqis near Taji

    Oct 10, 2007

    TAJI, Iraq Aca,!" Soldiers from Troop C, 1st Squadron, 7th Aca,!A"GarryowenAca,!A? Cavalry Regiment, who work out of a nearby Coalition outpost, are continuing to reach out in operations to build relationships and trust with the people in the areas they patrol here.

  • MND-B Commander in southern Baghdad

    Oct 10, 2007

    MND-B Commander in southern Baghdad

  • Soldiers, Salhiyah NAC reopen Omar Muktar Boys' School

    Oct 10, 2007

    BAGHDAD Aca,!" Soldiers from Troop A, 4th Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division and members of the Salhiyah Neighborhood Advisory Council were on hand at the Omar Muktar BoysAca,!a,,c School Oct. 4, to take part in the grand opening of their most recent project.

  • High Five on the Objective

    Oct 7, 2007

    Sgts. Josh Evans, left, and Landon Nordby congratulate each other after finishing the Army 10-Miler Saturday at Camp Victory in Baghdad, Iraq. Nordby finished second overall with time of one hour, 30 seconds. The sergeants are members of the personal security detail for Gen. David H. Petraeus, Multi-National Forces-Iraq commander.

  • Finishing Strong

    Oct 7, 2007

    Nancy Olson makes her way across the finish line to claim first place for women in the Army 10-Miler at Camp Victory in Baghdad, Iraq. Olson, a former Marine Corps major and current civilian contractor, ran the race in one hour, 13 minutes.

  • The Winner - MSG Colunga

    Oct 7, 2007

    Master Sgt. Juan Colunga took first place overall in the Army Ten-Miler at Camp Victory, Baghdad, Iraq.

  • Off and Running on Victory

    Oct 7, 2007

    Roughly 800 runners took part in the annual Army 10-Miler race Sunday morning at Camp Victory in Baghdad, Iraq.

  • Running in the Desert - Army 10 Mile Baghdad Style

    Oct 7, 2007

    Brig. Gen. Joseph Anderson, chief of staff for Multi-National Corps-Iraq, chats with runners moments before the start of Saturday's Army 10-Miler at Camp Victory in Baghdad, Iraq.

  • Market opens with promise of safer shopping

    Oct 4, 2007

    BAGHDAD Aca,!" Soldiers from the 4th Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment, attached to 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, along with members of the Karkh District Advisory Council helped officially open a market in BaghdadAca,!a,,cs Karkh District Sept. 30.

  • U.S. leaders join Iraqis for Ramadan tradition

    Oct 4, 2007

    BAGHDAD - Soldiers are not typically allowed into Shi'a or Sunni religious buildings, especially not during the holiest month of the year for Muslims Aca,!" Ramadan. Lately though, leaders from the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, have been permitted inside the holy temples.

  • Training provides leadership opportunities for junior NCOs

    Oct 4, 2007

    BAGHDAD Aca,!" Standing about 10 feet off to the side of the road, hidden beneath the cover of a thick, overgrown tree line, Sgt. Desmond Steele waits as a small convoy approaches him.

  • Ironhorse Brigade honors memory of fallen Soldier with range dedication

    Oct 4, 2007

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq Aca,!" Soldiers from the 1st Aca,!A"IronhorseAca,!A? Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division took time out to remember a fallen Ironhorse Soldier, Staff Sgt. Jeremy W. Mulhair, Sr, a platoon sergeant for Troop A, 1st Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment, as they held a dedication ceremony for the newly opened Mulhair Range on Camp Taji, Iraq Oct. 2 which was named in his honor.

  • Rapid Fielding Initiative 2007

    Oct 4, 2007

    The Army's Program Executive-Office Soldier outfitted it's one-millionth customer with a Rapid Fielding Initiative kit Sept. 25.

  • Ironhorse Brigade, local Iraqi leaders celebrate reconciliation successes

    Oct 3, 2007

    CAMP LIBERTY, Iraq Aca,!" When the sun went down, the evening was a time for celebration and the breaking of the Ramadan fast as tribal sheiks and local government leaders from the Abu Ghraib district of Baghdad dined together with senior leadership from the 1st Aca,!A"IronhorseAca,!A? Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division and the brigadeAca,!a,,cs 2nd Aca,!A"LancerAca,!A? Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment at the Joint Visitor Bureau building here Oct. 1.

  • Building mountains:Soldiers at Taji find relief hitting the wall

    Oct 3, 2007

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq Aca,!" When they get the call to go their heart rate quickens and adrenaline starts rushing through their veins.

  • Assistance visit

    Oct 3, 2007

  • Wisdom House

    Oct 3, 2007

    A ground-breaking program to better the lives of juvenile delinquents getting caught up in terrorist activities.

  • Field House fills for Body Building in Baghdad

    Oct 2, 2007

    CAMP LIBERTY, Iraq Aca,!" The Morale, Welfare and Recreation Field House filled with more than 200 spectators for the 2nd Baghdad Classic Body Building and Figure Competition here Sept. 29.

  • Spearhead takes aim

    Oct 2, 2007

  • Exercise Eager Light

    Oct 2, 2007

    U.S. and Jordanian troops join together for Exercise Eager Light. Gail McCabe reports from Amman, Jordan.

  • Ameriya conducts Iraqi Police recruiting drive

    Oct 1, 2007

    BAGHDAD Aca,!" Residents in the western Ameriya neighborhood took another step this week to secure their community, as a local recruiting drive resulted in more than 300 applicants for the new Ameriya Iraqi Police Force.

  • Coalition Forces deliver food to Diyala village

    Oct 1, 2007

  • Prepping for aerial combat

    Oct 1, 2007

    Prepping for aerial combat

  • Apache pilots treasure emails over awards

    Oct 1, 2007

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq Aca,!" Although they will leave Iraq with their first awards for valor, the real reward for four pilots from the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade was doing their part to save the lives of many Soldiers on the ground in an engagement in December.

  • Fires Squadron joins with Iraqi Army medics to bring healthcare to Bassam

    Oct 1, 2007

    Staff Sgt. Jon Cupp, 1st BCT, 1st Cav. Div. Public Affairs

  • Florence County native set to return from overseas deployment

    Sep 28, 2007

    Florence County native set to return from overseas deployment

  • Soldiers Celebrate Birthday of Their Regiment in Iraq

    Sep 28, 2007

    BALAD, Iraq Aca,!" History has and always will be an important part of our lives. Whether it is world history, the history of the state youAca,!a,,cre from, or your familyAca,!a,,cs history, history impacts most people in one way or another.

  • Operation Rock Wrench clears industrial section of Baqouba

    Sep 28, 2007

    Operation Rock Wrench clears industrial section of Baqouba

  • Ironhorse brigade working with city of Austin; fostering growth in local Iraqi governments

    Sep 28, 2007

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq Aca,!" The 1st Aca,!A"IronhorseAca,!A? Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division is continuing meetings in a partnershipAca,!"originally established more than three years ago by the 1st Cav. Div. and 4th Infantry Div.-- with the Austin city government designed to assist local Iraqi government officials with understanding the concepts of governance and how governments operate within a local system.

  • Soulful rendition wins first 'Black Jack Idol' competition

    Sep 28, 2007

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE PROSPERITY, Iraq Aca,!" Although he was the second of three finalists to perform, once Pfc. Daniel Jens finished his performance of Edwin McCainAca,!a,,cs, Aca,!A"IAca,!a,,cll Be,Aca,!A? the winner of the first Black Jack Idol had all but been officially named.

  • Granger Smith Brings a 'Piece of Home' to Soldiers in Baqouba

    Sep 28, 2007

    BAQOUBA, IRAQ (Sept. 23, 2007) -- In what many consider to be the most dangerous time of year in Iraq, one country artist and his band turned away from the naysayerAca,!a,,cs and headed to Forward Operating Base Warhorse, outside of Baqouba, Iraq, to bring a Aca,!A"little piece of homeAca,!A? to the Soldiers stationed in the area in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom 06-08.

  • Israel MOUT Urban Training Site

    Sep 28, 2007

    USACE builds MOUT training site used by Israeli defense forces.

  • 828 Iraqi Police recruits graduate training

    Sep 28, 2007

    CAMP INDIA, Iraq Aca,!" Gerian Mohamed is proud of many things in his life; his marriage and the birth of his children. But today, he said, is one of the proudest moments of his life.

  • Support battalion hits re-up milestone!

    Sep 28, 2007

    Support battalion hits re-up milestone

  • USACE Builds Iraqi Infrastructure

    Sep 27, 2007

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is improving Iraq's infrastructure through numerous projects.

  • U.S. National Command Element (South) change of command held at Kandahar Airfield

    Sep 26, 2007

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan Aca,!" The Regional Command-South U.S. National Command Element held a change of command ceremony between outgoing commander Army Col. Richard L. Stevens and incoming commander Army Col. Pat Crowder Sept. 24.

  • Iraqi Security Forces

    Sep 26, 2007

    A look at why recruits are joining the Iraqi Security Forces. Gail McCabe reports.

  • Defenders conduct first-ever cooperative medical engagement

    Sep 24, 2007

    BAGHDAD Aca,!" Normally in a support role, you support ongoing operations with maintenance and logistics. You hardly ever get out in the streets to perform first-hand operations.

  • Ironhorse Brigade assists in delivery of soil testing kits to University of Baghdad

    Sep 24, 2007

    ABU GHRAIB, Iraq Aca,!" The 1st Aca,!A"IronhorseAca,!A? Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division recently took a step towards advancing the future of farming in Iraq through helping the countryAca,!a,,cs agricultural scientists at a major university here.

  • Under Secretary of Defense for Civilian Personnel Policy visits Ironhorse Brigade at Camp Taji

    Sep 24, 2007

    Under Secretary of Defense for Civilian Personnel Policy visits Ironhorse Brigade at Camp Taji

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