Monday, July 17, 2006

Progress Report from Afghanistan and Iraq

New Road Offers Gateway to Optimism
By Combined Forces Command - Afghanistan

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan – The U.S. Agency for International Development, or USAID, started a $16 million road project that extends from the center of the Panjshir Valley and will eventually connect the valley to southern markets in Charikar and Kabul . Construction on the 47-kilometer paved road began last June and is scheduled for completion by the end of this year. [continue reading]

Baghdad Fire Fighters Upgrade Capabilities
By Norris Jones
Gulf Region Central District
US Corps of Engineers

BAGHDAD – Baghdad fire fighters hosted an open house June 10 when the first of eight new fire stations officially opened.

U.S. Ambassador Daniel Speckhard along with Iraqi fire and civil defense representatives participated in the ceremony conducted at Al Ameen Fire Station in East Baghdad.

Speckhard said the event was inspiring “because it’s a symbol of Iraq’s future.” He said fire fighters throughout the world were recognized for their courage, “but I think in Iraq there is a special admiration of your bravery because you’re putting your lives on the line every day to save fellow Iraqis.” [
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MND-B, Iraqi Government Clean up Baghdad
By SPC Rodney Foliente
4th Infantry Division Public Affairs Office

BAGHDAD — Multi-National Division – Baghdad Soldiers, in coordination with local Iraqi governments, continue their efforts in Operation Baghdad is Beautiful, which is a joint operation aimed at helping to restore and improve Baghdad through the removal of trash, debris and barrier materials.

A recent milestone in the operation occurred Wednesday with the completion of a month long project to clean up the Karada Peninsula. [continue reading]

Multi-National Division-North Soldiers Provide Water to Iraqi Village
By Sgt Rachel Brune
191st Sustainment Brigade

Q-WEST BASE COMPLEX, Iraq – As 4th Battalion, 11th Field Artillery Regiment nears the end of its tour in Iraq, its subordinate units continue to perform daily operations that have taken the artillery Soldiers off the beaten path of their regular mission.

Second platoon, Battery A recently demonstrated this unique blend of missions with a combined operations cache search, city council visit and well project checkup June 28 in the Ash Shura district of Iraq. [continue reading]

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