27 February 2005

Iraqi policemen enter the courtyard of an Iraqi owned home in the town of Mufrek. The policeman conducted a raid with elements of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, and yeilded a find of 62 AK-47 type rifles, 3 pistols, 2 sniper rifles and one set of ballistic body armor. PIC: SGT Matthew Acosta Posted by Hello

Spc. Stephan Lewis, Troop F, 4th Cavalry, 3rd Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, searches a closet of an Iraqi civilian. The raid was conducted with the help of Iraqi police.
The raid in Mufrek produced over 65 unregistered weapons and ammunition. PIC: SGT Matthew Acosta Posted by Hello

Task Force 1-6, 1st Infantry Division Soldiers unload illegal weapons from an M2 Bradley Fighting Vehicle confiscated after a raid of over 100 houses in Mufrek. Pic: SGT Matthew Acosta  Posted by Hello

SPC James Acker (left) and Sgt. Michael Cochran (gunner), combat engineers, 467th Engineer Battalion, 3rd Infantry Division, scan traffic stopped 100-meters to their front (out of screen) for suspicious vehilces. Pic:SGT Matthew Acosta Posted by Hello

26 February 2005

Clean water to drink, 24-hour electricity to heat, cool, cook with and light their homes; and just as important a sewage system to prevent the stench and health hazards threatening their families.

Today the $2.7 million sewage and wastewater project at Al Ameen stands as a shining example to the rest of Iraq. The new system replaces open slit trenches, malfunctioning lagoons, alleviates general pooling in the neighborhoods and provides an operable sanitary sewage system to transport sanitary wastes from the neighborhood. CNN - get off your fat asses drinking booze in the bars at night and leave the Green Zone and show America the REAL Truth.  Posted by Hello

Al Ameen resident places curbstone and grout in preparation for the placing of asphalt. Asphalt streets are necessary to protect the newly placed sewage lines from damage caused by traffic. By Alicia Embrey, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Posted by Hello

SSG Mark Scott, 3/7 Cav., inspects an Iraqi Army Soldier's rifle with the soldier's platoon sergeant. The Iraqi soldiers lined up for pre-combat checks before heading out on a security patrol from Camp Volunteer, Iraq. Pic: SPC Ben Brody Posted by Hello

Combat engineers, 467th Engineer Battalion, 3rd Infantry Division, employ the (Buffalo) to search suspicious trash piles thought to contain or hide improvised explosive devices.The vehicle's hydraulic arm is used to probe the suspected sites. If an IED is found, the unit calls the explosive ordinance disposal unit and closes the road until the device is neutralized. Pic: SGT Matthew Acosta Posted by Hello

SSG Lawrence Madden, combat engineer platoon Sgt., 467th Engineer Battalion, 3rd Infantry Division, directs another Soldier to search the front seat of an Iraqi vehicle. Pic: SGT Matthew Acosta Posted by Hello

SFC Dallas Bryan, combat engineer platoon Sgt., 467th Engineer Battalion, 3rd Infantry Division, directs traffic after the search of a suspicious vehicle and driver. Pic: SGT Matthew Acosta Posted by Hello

25 February 2005

A U.S. Army National Guardsman talks to some Iraqi children while on a foot patrol around Forward Operating Base Lima, near the city of Karbala, Iraq. The Guardsmen from 2nd Battalion, 114th Field Artillery Regiment, Starkville, Miss., are conducting the patrol to interact with citizens and build relationships in the community. Pic: Petty Officer 1st Class Brien Aho, U.S. Navy. Posted by Hello

Polish and U.S. Army medics treat an Iraqi policeman who was shot in the foot by a stray bullet. This is the first time in history that Polish and U.S. medical teams have worked together at a forward deployed location. Pic: A1C Kurt Gibbons III,  Posted by Hello

An Iraqi Intervention Force soldier questions a man during a cordon and search at a car dealership in Mosul, Iraq. Iraqi Intervention Force and U.S. Army soldiers with Charlie Company, 3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, are searching the dealership for possible anti-Iraqi forces activity. Pic: SGT Jeremiah Johnson Posted by Hello

23 February 2005

SGT Troy Washington, 3rd Signal Company, retransmission operator, lines up a shot at the Camp Patriot Morale, Welfare and Recreation day room. Pic: Spc. Ben Brody Posted by Hello

Bomb suits are used to protect explosive ordnance technicians, such as SFC Thomas Ferris, when getting close to dangerous and explosive materials. Posted by Hello

Traffic is stopped while the 716th Ordnance Company detonates an improvised explosive device found on a supply route near Forward Operating Base Warhorse. Posted by Hello

BEFORE............ Posted by Hello

AFTER: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is rebuilding and rehabilitating schools all across Iraq . Part of that effort is to replace mud schools. In November, the Gulf Region Southern District was provided $4 million to build and furnish these schools. Contracts for 38 schools have been awarded and construction has begun at 38 sites. By Denise Calabria, US Army Corps of Engineers  Posted by Hello

Maj. Masood Salih, of the Iraqi Special Forces, works with works with U.S. Navy instructor Chief Warrant Officer 2 Tomas Ovalle. Pic: Sgt. Matt Murphy Posted by Hello

21 February 2005

Spc. Derek Gavin, from 2nd Battalion, 162nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, takes a short break from patrolling the streets of Baghdad to interact with an Iraqi youngster. Pic: SSG Rebekah-mae Bruns Posted by Hello

20 February 2005

Staff Sgt. Shaun Warren gets a hug from his new friend after giving her a hat and toiletries. Pic: Spc. Erin Robicheaux Posted by Hello

An estimated 8,000 to 10,000 men arrived by foot, bus, and other vehicles by sun up at an airfield outside an Iraqi Army base in an effort to join Iraq’s army. Of that, close to 5,000 made it through a screening process that led them onto the base, which is home to several thousand Iraqi soldiers and a contingent of U.S. service members. Most will be transferred to other bases in Iraq to supplement existing units.

The process was a result of the largest recruitment effort for the Iraqi Army to date, said U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Anthony Woodley of the Multi-National Security Transition Command-Iraq. Pic: CPT Steven Alvarez Posted by Hello

16 February 2005

Iraqi children wait in line to receive school supplies from U.S. Marines of 4th Civil Affairs Group in Al Fallujah, Iraq, The 1st Marine Division is currently engaged in security and stabilization operations in the Al Anbar province of Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Pic: Lance Cpl. Thomas D. Hudzinski. CNN - why aren't you showing this to America? What's your hidden agenda? You were here too, but elected to not show this. Do you suck that bad?
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I'm on the move again. Don't have a cow if I don't post for a day or two. Everything is ok. Comms just sucks at times, so getting this shit posted ain't always a breeze.  Posted by Hello

Tech. Sgt. Paul Hendrix, a video intrusion detection system technician from Charleston AFB, South Carolina, tests line voltages to varify the strength of the satellite signal being received, Baghdad, Iraq, This satellite system is the JCCITSS satellite hub which receives combat camera imagery from various field units throughout Iraq. Pic: Master Sgt. Dave Ahlschwede, USAF. Most of the American media (which is often failing to present the truth and publishes "news" on their own slanted and tilted agenda) could learn a couple of good lesons from these military folks........
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