Airmen 'step Back' As Iraqis Take Control of Mission Support
Story by Staff Sgt. Joseph Buzanowski
An Iraqi soldier carries a box of food from an Iraqi dining facility for his fellow Soldiers pulling guard duty at Camp Taji, Iraq, July 12. This dining facility is run exclusively by the Iraqi Army with some assistance from an American Airman assigned to the Logistics Military Advisor Team. Photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Keller
07.30.2009 CAMP TAJI, Iraq -- U.S. Airmen don't run dining facilities for the Iraqi military here. They don't pump fuel; they don't make runs to ammunition storage points. At least not any more.
All of these daily tasks that require the utmost attention to detail and dedication to supporting mission readiness are handled directly by Iraqi soldiers.