|Saturday, 16 August 2008|
TAJI — The Iraqi Air Force training school graduated its third and largest basic military training class here, August 11. Nine Iraqi officers and ten warrant officers led 283 of their fellow countrymen through a rigorous physical and academic regimen that transformed them from ordinary citizens to professional Airmen.
The instructor cadre is assisted by a group of 65 U.S. Air Force advisors from the 370th Expeditionary Training squadron, part of the overall Coalition Air Force training team. Lt. Col. Michael Dilda, deployed from Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., commands the team. He said in addition to graduation, the school can celebrate reaching some key goals within the basic military training program.
|Iraqi Army Takes Over Georgian Security Role in Wasit|
FOB DELTA — The 32nd Iraqi Army Brigade immediately offered their help to maintain security in Wasit province when word broke of the 1st Georgian Brigade’s redeployment.
“We knew it was unfortunate that the Georgians had to leave, but it provided us with the opportunity to take an active role in securing the checkpoints along the main routes in Wasit,” said Brig. Gen. Abed Gabr Mazloum, commander of the 32nd IA Bde.
WASHINGTON — Citizens of Iraq’s Babil province feel secure, and overall quality of life in the area is improving due to the efforts of Iraqi and Coalition forces, a U.S. commander said Thursday.
Army Col. Tom James, commander of the 3rd Infantry Division’s 4th Brigade Combat Team, detailed for military bloggers and online journalists the ongoing effort to secure his region of Iraq and stimulate its economy.
David Shearer, deputy special representative to the general secretary, led the 10-person team, which paid a surprise visit to voter registration sites to assess Najaf province’s preparedness for anticipated elections later this year.
Interactive Iraq :: Video News
|Iraqi Freedom Minute, Aug. 14|
• This edition features the new and improved airport in Basrah.
• This edition features Baghdad street and sewage line repairs and the use of solar panels to provide light.
|Friday, 15 August 2008||DoD Identifies Marine Casualty (Anbar Province)|
|Friday, 15 August 2008||SOI member finds IED, MND-B Soldiers respond to assist (Baghdad)|
|Friday, 15 August 2008||VBIED kills 3, wounds 40 in Balad|
|Friday, 15 August 2008||RCT-5 Marines kill three insurgents in Anbar|
|Friday, 15 August 2008||MNC-I Soldier dies of non-battle related causes (Bagthdad)|
|Friday, 15 August 2008||MND-B Soldiers seize cache, detain suspected SG criminal in Rashid|
|Friday, 15 August 2008||Resident tips IA on cache location in Sadr City|
|Friday, 15 August 2008||USF-W Marine killed in SAF attack|
|Friday, 15 August 2008||Coalition operations hit bombing networks (Baghdad)|
Friday, 15 August 2008 Iraqis help MND-B soldiers take weapons off Baghdad streets