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  • Iraqi Engineers Learn New Skills

    Mar 26, 2007

    A class of Iraqi engineers completed a four-day course in construction quality management, enhancing their job skills to achieve a quality product safely, on time and within budget. The instructor of the course, Peggy McBride is the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Quality Assurance lead for the Europe District.

  • New Baghdad Area Dining Facility Feeds 9,000 Per Meal

    Mar 22, 2007

    After months of construction and waiting, the largest dining facility on Iraq's Victory Base Complex opened to cheers and a flood of Soldiers and civilians March 20.

  • Support Soldiers Bring Hot Chow to Outpost

    Mar 21, 2007

    As the Mustang Battalion's Legionnaires found their way out of Forward Operating Base Rustamiyah and moved up to Forward Operating Base Hope near Sadr City, they knew that relocating meant no more hot meals.

  • Admiral Fallon and CENTCOM / Outpatient Hotline

    Mar 20, 2007

    Admiral Fallon assumes command of CENTCOM; 1-800 number available for outpatient issues.

  • Alwaiya Children's Hospital

    Mar 20, 2007

    Package of the Alwaiya Childrens Hospital and the reconstruction project managed by the Army Corps of Engineers. It is one of five hospital renovations in Baghdad. Produced by Troy Rolan.

  • Iraqi Army Seizes 20 Trucks of Black Market Oil

    Mar 20, 2007

    Iraqi army soldiers seized a convoy of 20 illegal fuel trucks carrying crude oil in the Qayarrah region, south of Mosul, Feb. 20.

  • USACE Sewer and Water

    Mar 16, 2007

    The Army Engineer Corps helps to revitalize the sewer and water infrastructure in Doura, Iraq. Julie Cupernall Reports.

  • Petraeus Troops the Lines

    Mar 16, 2007

    Gen. David H. Petraeus began his efforts to troop the lines throughout Iraq over the last month. Here, he is reviewing the conditions at Zafaraniyah Market in northeast Baghdad after increases in security were implemented. In mid-February this same market was devastated by two car bombs that killed more than 50 civilians. Today the market is thriving due to Iraqi and coalition efforts.

  • Sadr City Joint Security Station

    Mar 15, 2007

    Package of Paratroopers working with Iraqi Security Forces to establish the Sadr City Joint Security Station. Produced by Staff Sgt. Randy Randolph.

  • Officer Reflects on Her 30 Years of Service

    Mar 14, 2007

    As March is designated Women's History Month, a deployed female officer with the Army Reserve reflected on 30 years of personal experience regarding women in the Army. Lt. Col. Amy Blumenthal, a support operations plans officer for the 377th Theater Support Command, has experienced and witnessed changes both as an officer and enlisted Soldier. "I've learned and seen a lot," Blumenthal said. "My military experience has made me have more confidence in myself. I was a turtle in a shell, and now I'm out of the shell."

  • Laying Foundations

    Mar 14, 2007

    USACE conducts a civil affairs mission in Baghdad.

  • Reconstruction Conference Offers Hope for Ramadi

    Mar 14, 2007

    A cooperation, a presence and a movement by the people - these are the things that have improved conditions in the Anbar providence so Ramadi could begin rebuilding, said U.S. Marine Brig. Gen. John Allen, deputy commander Multi-National Forces - West following a reconstruction and economic growth conference March 7 in Ramadi.

  • Soldiers Compete for Trimester Title

    Mar 12, 2007

    Soldiers from units under the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, 25th Infantry Division competed Feb. 13 and 14 at Contingency Operating Base Speicher, Iraq, for the title of Soldier of the Trimester.

  • Afghan Legal Classes

    Mar 8, 2007

    The changes taking place in Afghanistan are being made with one goal in mind - establishing an Afghanistan that can stand on its own. Gail McCabe reports a key component to national independence is based on knowledge of the law.

  • Soldiers Provide Supplies for Women's Day

    Mar 8, 2007

    Bagram's Provincial Reconstruction Team visited Kapisa Province to deliver materials and supplies to the Department for Women's Affairs, March 5.

  • Battle Buddies: Sergeant Major, Iraqi General's Son Share Special Bond

    Mar 7, 2007

    As a sergeant major with years of experience in the Army, Sgt. Maj. Manuel Daponte is used to people being a little intimidated when they approach him. But Mutada Ali, 4, son of Iraqi National Police Commander Brig. Gen. Ali Ibrahim Daboun, isn't intimidated by much.

  • Handshake Patrol

    Mar 5, 2007

    Package about a Soldier walking the streets of Kabul Afghanistan meeting the locals.

  • Camp Liberty Soldiers Up-armor Humvees

    Mar 5, 2007

    As the enemy changes its tactics in warfare, the military constantly updates strategies on how to keep servicemembers safe.

  • Air Defense 'Family' Returns

    Mar 2, 2007

    As they near the end of their second deployment together, Army Sgt. 1st Class Richard Pyles, Air Defense Air Management platoon sergeant; Army Staff Sgt. Edson Caupp, ADAM assistant operations noncommissioned officer; and Army Sgt. Eugene Sefranek, ADAM cell assistant noncommissioned officer; all of whom serve with Headquarters Company, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, have become "like a family."

  • Most Reconstruction Progress in Iraq On Track, Says General

    Mar 1, 2007

    Americans need to hear and see more about reconstruction in Iraq to fully understand the situation there, said Brig. Gen. Michael J. Walsh, commander of the Corps of Engineers Gulf Region Division, in Baghdad.

  • Soldiers Aboard Stennis Play Different Role

    Feb 28, 2007

    When USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) arrived in San Diego, Jan. 19, they embarked Carrier Air Wing 9 (CVW-9) and headed west to begin their mission in U.S. 5th Fleet's area of operation. What many Sailors aboard Stennis didn't know when they left San Diego was that two service members not usually associated with ships also deployed that day.

  • Signal Company Keeps Brigade Talking

    Feb 27, 2007

    Paratroopers with Company C, 425th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, the signal company for the brigade, have made it possible for their brigade to be successful while fighting the war on terror.

  • Iraqi, Coalition Leaders Discuss Security South of Baghdad

    Feb 27, 2007

    Iraqi and American security leaders representing the Iraqi police, Iraqi Army, provincial military transition teams, the Multi-National Division - Baghdad and other units operating in northern Babil and Karbala gathered at Kalsu Feb. 24 to coordinate and plan operations that will allow the transition of security responsibility to provincial Iraqi control.

  • Soldier's Students Send Shoes

    Feb 26, 2007

    Lt. Col. Robert Colfer, an Army Reservist who teaches history to 9th, 10th and 11th graders at Marblehead High School, of Marblehead, Mass., encouraged his students to get involved in humanitarian aid for children in Iraq.

  • U.S. Soldiers Proud of Iraqi Trainees

    Feb 23, 2007

    The 1st SIB is charged with protecting the oil infrastructure in Kirkuk, Iraq, including various pipelines, said Lt. Col. Jack Pritchard, commander 3rd Battalion, 7th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division. Achieving Iraq's full oil production capacity is a key to its economic recovery and rebuilding the refineries, wells and pipelines and keeping them safe from insurgent attacks is crucial.

  • Abandoned Youth Center Becomes Police Headquarters

    Feb 22, 2007

    An abandoned youth center is now the new headquarters for the Ad Dawr police department. An attack on Feb. 11, 2007, left the previous headquarters in rubble.

  • GEN Cody Visits Soldiers / Army NASCAR 2nd Place

    Feb 21, 2007

    GEN Cody visits Soldier in Taji, Iraq; Sandovals celebrate 1st wedding anniversary in Iraq; Army NASCAR finishes 2nd at Daytona, hoping for win next race.

  • Training Doesn't Get Any Better Than This

    Feb 21, 2007

    Soldiers from 3rd Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, train at the National Training Center in Fort Irwin, Calif., in preparation for deployment overseas to fight the war on terror.

  • Medical Operation Helps Soldiers Build Trust

    Feb 21, 2007

    When Spc. Michael Benusa needs to do his job, it's usually a bad thing. As a medic for Company B, 2nd Battalion, 325th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, the last thing Benusa hopes for is to be needed to treat one of his fellow Soldiers. But, that wasn't the case on a recent trip outside Combat Outpost Callahan, where Benusa's company has set up residence.

  • Market Grand Opening Signifies Iraqi Resilience

    Feb 21, 2007

    Iraqi and coalition forces rebuild a market that was destroyed by terrorists.

  • Taking Back the Streets: "Black Falcons" Put Boots on the Ground in Adhamiyah

    Feb 21, 2007

    Iraqi security forces and U.S. Soldiers are taking back the streets of east Baghdad's Adhamiyah District from the terrorists who are bent on doing harm to the Iraqi people.

  • Chinook Crash in Afghanistan

    Feb 20, 2007

    According to Central Command Public Affairs, an Army Chinook helicopter carrying 22 people went down in Afghanistan over the weekend. Fourteen of the 22 service members on board survived the crash with serious injuries. MSgt Ron Przysucha has the very latest.

  • Iraqi Police Train to Lead, Protect

    Feb 20, 2007

    Iraqi policemen from the Babil and Karbala provinces took a big step on the journey towards Provincial Iraqi Control on Feb. 10. The Iraqi police stations across the Babil and Karbala provinces sent 20 dedicated, experienced officers to the forward operating base to attend the Iraqi police sustainment training program.

  • 61 Terrorists Captured, Weapons Seized

    Feb 20, 2007

    Iraqi and coalition forces captured 61 suspected terrorists, destroyed five improvised explosive devices and seized several weapons caches during operations across Iraq in the past several days.

  • Iraq Briefing: MG Joseph Fil

    Feb 16, 2007

    MG Joseph Fil speaks with Pentagon reporters via satellite, providing an update on ongoing security operations in Iraq.

  • Getting a Thick Skin

    Feb 16, 2007

    Traveling by HMMWV in Iraq has it's inherent dangers. SPC Kirk Bell tells us about a new unit in LSA Anaconda, Iraq that's working together to keep troops safe on the road.

  • Bridging the Tigris

    Feb 16, 2007

    Soldiers from 502nd Multi-role Bridge Company, 1st Armored Division assemble an assault float bridge on the Tigris River near Taji, Iraq, Feb. 11.

  • Army's Vice Chief Spends Time with Ironhorse Troops

    Feb 16, 2007

    Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Richard A. Cody, took the opportunity to spend some time with 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division Soldiers, Feb. 13.

  • Caldwell: Iranian Interference a Force-Protection Issue

    Feb 16, 2007

    An influx of Iranian weapons and munitions into Iraq amounts to a "major force-protection issue," said Maj. Gen. William Caldwell.

  • Baghdad Roundtable

    Feb 15, 2007

    Multi-National Force-Iraq spokesman MG William Caldwell speaks to reporters in Baghdad and provides an operational update.

  • In the Lead

    Feb 14, 2007

    Iraqi security forces take the lead Feb. 6 during a patrol of Riyahd, with Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division providing support.

  • Iraqi Police, U.S. Soldiers Work Together to Reduce Violence in Baghdad

    Feb 14, 2007

    The increasing levels of proficiency Iraqi police demonstrate gives confidence to Soldiers at Patrol Base Olson, who work closely with them to maintain security in Samarra.

  • Soldiers Help to Build Schools in Yemen

    Feb 14, 2007

    Soldiers from Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa are helping to build schools in Yemen.

  • Soldiers Clean Up With ROWPU

    Feb 14, 2007

    Located on the patrol base is a Reverse Osmosis Water Purification Unit (ROWPU), a machine that stands between Soldiers and a silent enemy in the continual fight against bacteria and disease in order to ensure troops remain capable of performing their jobs. Without it, they would hardly ever have the chance to get clean.

  • Engineers build high school in northern Baghdad

    Feb 14, 2007

    A new high school for girls opened in northern Baghdad Feb. 5, courtesy of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The school is one of many projects focusing on education and reconstruction of Iraq's infrastructure.

  • GEN Petraeus / NY NG Snow Assistance

    Feb 13, 2007

    GEN Petraeus takes over MNF-I; NY NG ready to assist in snow covered NY.

  • BG Wiercinski on Iraqi Army North

    Feb 13, 2007

    BG Frank Wiercinski provides and update on the state of Iraqi Army Forces North. Jo Bordeau reports.

  • Army Engineers Help Build Potable Water Treatment Plant

    Feb 13, 2007

    The Umm Qasr water treatment plant, one of the six largest infrastructure projects in southern Iraq, provides potable water for Umm Qasr port facilities and the town of Umm Qasr, thanks to the efforts of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

  • All in a Day's Work

    Feb 13, 2007

    Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division go on a humanitarian mission Feb. 7 in Kirkush, a town about 70 miles west of Baghdad. But then something happens.

  • Golden Dragons Care for Local Residents

    Feb 13, 2007

    In the village of Sadr Al-Yusufiyah, Iraq, a mostly Sunni area near the Euphrates River, the Soldiers of the 2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment "Golden Dragons", 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) who live next to the village at Patrol Base Warrior have strived to help the local residents.

  • A Day in Kahn Bani Sahd

    Feb 12, 2007

    Soldiers from the 12th Infantry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, and Iraqi security forces from the 5th Iraqi Army Division search for anti-Iraqi forces and their weapons in Kahn Bani Sahd Feb. 6.

  • Generals Outline the Way Forward in Afghanistan

    Feb 12, 2007

    It will take more troops to conduct a combination of security and stability operations to end fighting in Afghanistan, Gen. Bantz J. Craddock, NATO's supreme allied commander in Europe said in Munich, Germany, Feb. 10.

  • 82nd Airborne Sets Up Shop in Adhamiyah

    Feb 9, 2007

    The 82nd Airborne Division's 2nd Brigade Combat Team established a combat outpost in the heart of Baghdad this week in an effort to reduce sectarian violence in the Iraqi capital and assist the Iraqi security forces to take control of the city.

  • MEDEVAC Unit Stays on Alert to Save Injured Comrades

    Feb 9, 2007

    This air ambulance company's primary job is to respond quickly whenever there is a call to evacuate or transport an injured person.

  • Zabul Provincial Hospital Welcomes Jordanians

    Feb 9, 2007

    A Jordanian medical team of doctors, nurses and medical technicians were welcomed at the Zabul Provincial Hospital Jan. 31 by local citizens, government officials and the commanders of the 82nd Airborne and 10th Mountain divisions.

  • Top Police Training Official in Iraq Sees Encouraging Signs

    Feb 9, 2007

    Despite ongoing violence and intimidation around the country, Iraq's police forces are steadily growing in numbers and professionalism.

  • Mountain Men of 1st Cav Division

    Feb 8, 2007

    Team of 1st Cavalry Division Soldiers provide signal support systems from a remote mountain location in Maqdadiyah, Iraq. SPC Samantha Szesciorka has the story.

  • 2 Armies, 1 Mission

    Feb 8, 2007

    Soldiers from Multi-National Force-Iraq are embedded with Iraqi security forces from the 5th Iraqi Division. Together, they search for insurgents and weapons caches in Chubinait on Feb. 3.

  • Kirkuk Soldiers and Airmen provide care following attack

    Feb 8, 2007

    Two Iraqi civilians were injured near Kirkuk, Iraq when they were caught in the crossfire between Iraqi, authorities and insurgents Feb. 1

  • America Supports You: Military Channel's 'Operation V-Day' nears

    Feb 8, 2007

    Friends and family back home will have a chance to see their servicemembers in action and hear their personal messages via video thanks to the efforts of a cable network dedicated to the military.

  • Modern Iraqi Police Force Critical to Security

    Feb 8, 2007

    "Perhaps no tool is more important to a burgeoning democracy than a well-trained police force capable of establishing the rule of law in Iraq and of protecting the Iraqi people," said Maj. Gen. Kenneth Hunzeker, the U.S. commander of the Civilian Police Assistance Training Team.

  • Zabul Provincial Hospital Welcomes Jordanians

    Feb 7, 2007

    A Jordanian medical team of doctors, nurses and medical technicians were welcomed at the Zabul Provincial Hospital Jan. 31 by local citizens, government officials and the commanders of the 82nd Airborne and 10th Mountain divisions.

  • Suspected Al-Qaeda Bombers Captured

    Feb 7, 2007

    Coalition forces nabbed two suspected al Qaeda-affiliated bombers during a morning raid in west Taji, Iraq, Feb. 7.

  • Hero Dog

    Feb 6, 2007

    Meet Eddie, a Soldiers' best friend, who helped to sniff out a large weapons cache near Tikrit, Iraq.

  • Dangerous Neighborhoods

    Feb 6, 2007

    Soldiers from the 12th Infantry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division investigate terrorists' hideouts in the villages of Abu Nural and nearby Kahlis, Iraq, Jan. 25.

  • Iraq Handbook / FCS Live Fire

    Feb 6, 2007

    New handbook out to help Soldiers survive Iraq; FCS gets thumbs up at first live fire.

  • Aspen Road to Connect Southern Iraq with Kuwait

    Feb 6, 2007

    For the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, opening lines of communication is just as important as constructing a hospital or a police station or building a new water treatment plant.

  • Doctor Adapts to Life as Soldier in Iraq

    Feb 6, 2007

    Today a strong, dust-filled wind blew out of the south. It kicked up a loose pop can and rattled it down the gravel street that serves as home to the Headquarters of the 2nd of the 137th General Support Aviation Battalion.

  • Aircrews Take Iraqi and Coalition Forces Into Action

    Feb 6, 2007

    Army helicopters take Iraqi and U.S. Soldiers into battle, when speed and surprise are vital to the mission.

  • Mission in Muqdaiyah

    Feb 5, 2007

    Fresh off the plane, cavalry Soldiers serving in Iraq conduct their first major combat operation since hitting the ground. SPC Samantha Szesciorka is with them in Muqdadiyah, Iraq.

  • View from the Tailgate

    Feb 5, 2007

    CH-47 Chinook helicopters from Combined Joint Task Force 76 carry troops and supplies over the rugged mountains of eastern Afghanistan, Jan. 26.

  • U.S. Soldiers Work With Iraqis To Stop Corruption

    Feb 5, 2007

    When the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, deployed last August in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, leaders saw fit to place the task of providing security for the Bayji Oil Refinery to the paratroopers of Company B, 1st Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, in hopes of preventing corruption and ensuring security.

  • Anti-Insurgent Operations Conducted Throughout Iraq

    Feb 5, 2007

    Coalition and Iraqi security forces killed terrorists and discovered multiple weapons caches throughout Iraq over the last three days.

  • Faces of Battle

    Feb 2, 2007

    Tens of thousands of troops are serving in harm's way. But they are more than just numbers; they are faces.

  • Soldiers Travel Iraq's Dangerous Routes to Deliver Goods

    Feb 1, 2007

    Soldiers of the 15th "Wagonmasters" Sustainment Brigade. These soldiers travel Iraq's most dangerous routes when called upon to transport everything from sheetrock to tracked vehicles.

  • Iraqis Learning to Take the Lead

    Feb 1, 2007

    US Soldiers remain proactive and conduct searches with the Iraqi army, getting weapons off the street. SPC Scott Pittillo reports from Gasaliya, Iraq, that while Iraqi soldiers have come a long way, there are still a few things to learn.

  • Afghanistan Riggers / TX NG Returns

    Feb 1, 2007

    Rugged terrain no challenge for riggers in Afghanistan; Texas National Guard Soldiers return from Sinai Peacekeeping Mission.

  • Rugged Terrain No Challenge for Riggers

    Feb 1, 2007

    Parachute riggers are making outstanding contributions to America's war on terrorism in Afghanistan. That's the word from Sgt. Maj. Mary Brown, the top enlisted soldier at Aerial Delivery and Field Services Department, Quartermaster Center and School.

  • Army Destroys Insurgent Stronghold in Diyala

    Feb 1, 2007

    The U.S. Army concluded a massive, nine-day assault Jan. 13, centered on a series of small villages in the Diyala province that for the past 18 months had been used as a safe haven for insurgents.

  • DoD Official: 'Surge' Won't Leave Troops Ill-Equipped, Unprotected

    Feb 1, 2007

    "We will not send Soldiers who are improperly protected. Every Soldier will get the Army standard for force protection," said Lt. Gen. Stephen Speakes.

  • Cody Awards Medal / Iraqi General Visits

    Jan 31, 2007

    Cody awards medals to Soldier at Center of the Intrepid; Top Iraqi General visits Fort Riley.

  • Winning through Giving

    Jan 31, 2007

    Soldiers in Iraq are offering local residents vaccines for their farm animals. PFC Ashleigh Torres reports from Baghdad on how the new Civil Action Program has troops on their toes.

  • Iraqi Village Builds Women's Center

    Jan 31, 2007

    A woman from the village of Assriya, takes advantage of a new $230,000, 400-square-meter Women's Center. Local residents have sewn dozens of dresses, sold many in the local market, and are now looking to expand their business enterprise.

  • Combing Mahmudiyah

    Jan 31, 2007

    Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 15th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division and Iraqi soldiers from the 4th Brigade, 6th Iraqi Army Division search for terrorists and their weapons in Mahmudiyah.

  • 14th Street Bridge in Iraq

    Jan 30, 2007

    Famous Iraqi bridge inspected for coalition and civilian use by 411th Engineer Brigade.

  • Security Meeting Raises Hopes for Peace

    Jan 30, 2007

    Coalition forces and the Iraqi army met with local leaders of the Karkh District during a security council meeting to discuss security issues that have been highlighted during recent events on Karkh District's Haifa Street.

  • 10th Mountain Extended

    Jan 29, 2007

    3,200 10th Mountain Extension Soldiers tour extended; 2,000 dollar bonus for Soldier referral.

  • Progress Quietly Proceeds in Afghanistan, General Says

    Jan 29, 2007

    "The Taliban have not achieved any of their objectives in the last year," Army Maj. Gen. Benjamin C. Freakley, commander of Combined Joint Task Force 76 and commanding general of the 10th Mountain Division.

  • Medics Administer Aid to Nearby Villages

    Jan 29, 2007

    Iraqi citizens stood in line holding their numbered tickets, and children trudged barefoot through the cold, ankle-deep mud anticipating a chance to be seen by U.S. and Iraqi doctors.

  • Soldiers Free Torture Victims Near Fallujah

    Jan 29, 2007

    Coalition forces discovered an insurgent torture house with blood-stained walls. The Soldiers freed three victims found inside.

  • Military Police Teach Rule of Law, Tolerance to Iraqi Police

    Jan 29, 2007

    A U.S. military police brigade deployed in Baghdad is teaching Iraqi police about democratic principles such as tolerance, in addition to law enforcement skills.

  • 101st Airborne Division Officer Earns Silver, Bronze Stars

    Jan 29, 2007

    A 101st Airborne Division intelligence officer was awarded both a Silver Star and a Bronze Star with Valor for exceptional actions in east Baghdad last year.

  • Baqubah Raid

    Jan 26, 2007

    On Jan. 22, Soldiers from the 12th Infantry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, along with Iraqi security forces, capture a building used by insurgents in Baqubah.

  • Iraqi Soldiers Lead Cordon and Search

    Jan 26, 2007

    The Emergency Services Unit in Kirkuk, with support from 25th Infantry Division Soldiers, conducted an early morning cordon and search operation Jan 20 outside the city.

  • Afoot with the Artillery

    Jan 26, 2007

    Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 15th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division and Iraqi soldiers and police patrol Mahmudiyah, a suburb of Baghdad.

  • Mechanics Put Armor Between Troops, Enemies

    Jan 22, 2007

    For Soldiers traversing the streets of Baghdad, there is no such thing as too much protection. Whether it's safety in numbers, cover from enemy fire or even armor on their vehicles, Soldiers who routinely serve outside the wire have an insatiable appetite for life-saving commodities.

  • Fort Jackson Training Prepares Soldiers for Today's War

    Jan 19, 2007

    Learning to clear a building of insurgents and enemy combatants is an essential skill all Soldiers must master to survive in today's War on Terror.

  • Oil Protection Forces Guard Vital Pipelines

    Jan 17, 2007

    U.S. and Iraqi soldiers make every effort to protect oil facilities and pipelines, as these are critical to Iraq's infrastructure.

  • NATO, U.S., Afghan Forces Battling Taliban in Afghanistan

    Jan 17, 2007

    NATO, U.S. and Afghan forces are preparing to counter an expected Taliban spring offensive.

  • Afghan Army Making Tremendous Progress

    Jan 17, 2007

    The Afghan National Army is making tremendous progress and is a factor on the battlefield.