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SSA Soldiers in action supporting 3rd BCT

May 09, 2007 — FORWARD OPERATING BASE WARHORSE, Iraq- The Headquarters section of A Company, 201ST FSB Supply Support Activity (SSA) is currently serving in Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom II.On a weekly basis, the SSA processes more than 2,100 customer requests and receives more than 1,500 receipts of supplies that must be processed within a 72 hour MORE

Operation Wolfhound Power deters insurgency in Hawija

May 09, 2007 — HAWIJA, Iraq Due to recent insurgent activity within this Sunni Arab city, Task Force 1-27 Infantry conducted a multiple-day offensive security operation called Operation Wolfhound Power beginning Nov. 11.Operation Wolfhound Power was launched to root insurgents out of the city of about 85,000 residents, following insurgent attacks that injured MORE
Sgt. Rick Abner, a tactical psychological team chief with the 350th Psyop Co., attached to Task Force 1-27, hands out coloring books to Hawija children during a slow part of Operation Wolfhound Power on Nov. 14. (Photo by Sgt. Sean Kimmons, 25th ID PAO)

Al-Hawija receives a steady supply of drinking water

May 09, 2007 — AL HAWIJA, Iraq- Thanks to recently completed 411th Civil Affairs Battalion projects, the Al-Hawjia region can now receive a steady supply of drinkable water.The primary source of drinking water for the whole district comes from a plant that was built in the 1970s. Since that time almost no maintenance or replacement parts have been provided to the MORE
Water runs through one of the new sedimentation basins

Progress being made on new road system

May 09, 2007 — BALAD, Iraq- Task Force Danger Soldiers and the Al Huda Company are creating a new road system near Balad that will improve road conditions and reduce traffic.The Al Huda Company is 20 percent complete in the construction of 5 kilometers of new highway from Balad to Baghdad.Since the $985,000 Accelerated Iraqi Relief Program (AIRP) project started MORE
Progress being made on new road system

Postal Forward Support Teams

May 09, 2007 — FORWARD OPERATING BASE CALDWELL, Iraq- For the Soldiers of the Charlie Cobras the mission is clear. Provide world-class personnel services and postal support to Soldiers in order to make their time deployed a little bit easier. Get Soldiers their mail as fast as possible and get their out-going mail sent out just as quickly. The detachment still MORE

Second class of 110 skilled laborers graduate

May 09, 2007 — The Tikrit Employment Office and the 2nd Brigade Combat Team graduated 110 skilled laborers from their On the Job Training program Nov. 10.Increasing employment levels throughout Iraq is of paramount importance for the success of the new Iraqi government. Toward that end, Bravo Company, 411th Civil Affairs Battalion has cooperated with the MORE
Second class of 110 skilled laborers graduate

TIPS Academy graduation held in Diyala

May 09, 2007 — BAQUBAH, Iraq Thirty-two students graduated from the TIPS Academy at the Diyala Police Academy on Nov. 11. Task Force 1-6 Field Artillery, Iraqi Police and International Police Advisors sponsored the police training academy.Over the past 12 days the graduates have been taught vital skills such as basic baton training, basic marksmanship, patrol MORE
TIPS Academy graduation held in Diyala

Tikrit Gospel Fellowship Choir serenades fellow Soldiers

May 09, 2007 — FORWARD OPERATING BASE DANGER, TIKRIT, Iraq -- The voices could be heard from afar, but they were not the raucous of Soldiers in a fierce battle.Instead, the harmonious sounds were that of the Tikrit Gospel Fellowship Choir, which serenaded their brothers and sisters in uniform at the Morale, Welfare and Recreation centers chapel here Nov. 12.The MORE
Spc. Johnathan Ross a native of Muscle Shoals, Al and Pfc. Cadavious Summerall a native of Chicago, Il both members of Headquarters, Headquarters Company, 121st Signal Battalion.  Ross is a member of the Tikrit Gospel Fellowship who put on the Symphonic Testimony concert on November 12, 2004 at Forward Operating Base Danger.  Ross and Summerall a member of the crowd got excited during the concert and got on stage and did a dance number. (Photo by Capt. L. Paula Sydenstricker, 196th MPAD)

205th ING soldiers discover weapons cache

May 09, 2007 — Soldiers from the 205th Iraqi National Guard Battalion discovered an enemy weapons cache near their checkpoint near Mugdadiyah on Nov. 12.The ING found 12 rockets, one illumination round, three rocket propelled grenades, seven high explosive grenades and seven launchers in a field near their checkpoint.This discovery indicates the commitment to the MORE
205th ING soldiers discover weapons cache

Mobile Dental Team Treats 2BCT Soldiers

May 09, 2007 — During the months of October and November, the 299th Forward Support Battalions Dental Team provided dental care to 2nd Brigade Combat Team Soldiers at their forward operating bases.This extraordinary team consisting of Capt. Nathan Carlson, the dentist, and Pfc. Alisha Allen and Pfc. Brandon Wilson, the dental technicians displayed outstanding MORE
Mobile Dental Team Treats 2BCT Soldiers

Improving CLP Procedures to stay ahead of the enemy

May 09, 2007 — FORWARD OPERATING BASE WARRIOR, Iraq Security for 225th Forward Support Battalion Combat Logistics Patrols (CLP) is critical to the success of every CLP safely reaching its destination. Every logistical element that travels from Forward Operating Base (FOB) Warrior to any remote FOB in Area of Operation (AO) Warrior is always postured to fight and MORE

204th ING conduct a joint raid of an AIF cell in Ghalibiyah

May 09, 2007 — The 204th ING conducted a raid near Ghalibiyah on Nov 14 of an anti-Iraqi forces cell responsible for improvised explosive device attacks there.The raid, based on recent intelligence, was successful and the soldiers detained one AIF and brought him to a coalition base for initial questioning.Items confiscated from the raid included a silk black MORE
204th ING conduct a joint raid of an AIF cell in Ghalibiyah

204th ING conduct search operations near Dojima and Sufaid

May 09, 2007 — In response to recent indirect fire attacks against LSA Anaconda, a platoon of 204th ING, together with soldiers from Coalition Forces, conducted search operations near the towns of Dojima and Sufaid Nov. 15.ING soldiers searched along the northern riverbank of the Tigris, looking for possible caches and firing points. The operation was successful, MORE
204th ING conduct search operations near Dojima and Sufaid

Bravo Company, 9th Engineers plays key role in Operation Baton Rouge

May 09, 2007 — SAMARRA, Iraq- During Operation Baton Rouge in October, Bravo Company, 9th Engineer Battalion supported 2nd Brigade Combat Teams mission to liberate the city of Samarra from Anti-Iraqi Forces (AIF). The mission was a coordinated effort to cordon and clear every block of the city. During the initial movement, AIF forces increased emplacement of MORE
An ACE starts a tank ditch as the clock strikes midnight. Bravo Company, 9th Engineer Battalion worked under cover of darkness to emplace obstacles outside of Samarra during Operation Baton Rouge. (Photo courtesy of 9th Engineer Battalion)

Gifts donated to families at the end of Ramadan

May 09, 2007 — FORWARD OPERATING BASE CALDWELL, Iraq The 209th Iraqi National Guard and the 30th Brigade Combat Team donated shoes, food and money to the city councils of Tuz and Sulayman Bak, which in turn was distributed to poor families on Nov. 11.At the same time, the Iraq Department of Border Enforcement and the 30th BCT delivered Ramadan gifts to the MORE