Brick, N.J. native, Sgt. 1st Class Leon Clayton, platoon sergeant, Mortar Platoon, Pale Horse Troop, 4th Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Stryker Regiment, attached to the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) pulls security in the Karkh District of Baghdad, Dec. 19. Approximately 1,000 Iraqi citizens, both of Shia and Sunni religions, gathered to [...]
BAGHDAD, Jan. 3, 2008 – Like any soldier, Army Pfc. Alexander Cesario always makes sure he has all his essential equipment before he goes “outside the wire.” For Cesario, that means his weapon, radio and night-vision goggles, as well as one special personal item: an American flag his father brought home from Vietnam.
Cesario, a [...]
U.S. Army Sgt. Robert Anderson (left) digs as Sgt. Justin Bohannon waits his turn as they search the home of a suspected insurgent in Owesat, Iraq, on Dec. 18, 2007. Soldiers of the 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, searched the home after a Concerned Local Citizen checkpoint [...]
Muqdadiyah, Mosul, Samarra, Iskandariyah and other hot-spots throughout Iraq are being calmed by the persistence of coalition forces and the civilian population’s desire for peace. The brief stories in the article from the American Forces Press Service outline what has become pretty standard news coming out of Iraq. Mostly goods news for families back in [...]
Great stories like the one below positively impact all parties that are involved; the community and the soldiers that help.
Please read on….
U.S. Troops Help Renovate Iraqi Clinic
By Sgt. Natalie Rostek, USA
Special to American Forces Press Service
COMBAT OUTPOST CLEARY, Iraq, Dec. 14, 2007 – Soldiers and leaders of 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Heavy Brigade [...]
In order to make it a bit easier on Army National Guard personnel, the DoD has decided to provide as much notice as possible for the affected soldiers so that arranging family, work and personal matters will be more adequately prepared for in advance.
DoD Announces Force Adjustments
The Department of Defense announced today the alert of [...]
… they believe in God.
Soldiers from Alpha Battery, 2nd Battalion, 32nd Field Artillery Regiment, attached to 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, say a pre-mission prayer at Forward Operating Base Liberty, Iraq, on Oct. 29, 2007. Photographer: Spc. Charles Gill
Words and phrases like, “remarkable, significant progress, working together and nothing short of phenomenal” are descriptions in the article from the DoD and quoted from Army Col. Paul E. Funk II the commander of 1st Cavalry Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team.
What will the liberals say now? They can’t call him Col. Betrayus, or a [...]
U.S. and Iraqi Army Soldiers search for hidden weapons around a bridge leading into a vineyard in Baqubah, Iraq, Nov. 11, 2007. The U.S. Army Soldiers are from Delta Company, 1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division. DoD photo by Spc. Shawn M. Cassatt, U.S. Army. (Released)
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U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Ray Odierno, left, the commander of Multi-National Corps - Iraq, speaks with the Mayor of Mahmudiyah Muayad Fathil Shibly al-Ameri following a transfer of authority ceremony at Camp Striker in Baghdad, Iraq, Nov. 1, 2007. The ceremony marked the end of a 15-month deployment for Army Soldiers from the 2nd Brigade [...]
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