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Tuesday, 17 May 2011 10:07

Marine Returns to Iraq for Closure

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Retired Marine Cpl. Donny Daughenbaugh fires an AK-47 assault rifle at a live-fire range with the Iraqi Special Operation Forces team on Victory Base Complex, Iraq, April 28. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Joseph A. Vine/USF-I PAO)
CAMP VICTORY, Iraq - During the height of the war in Iraq, patrols, setting up checkpoints and vehicle searches were standard and occurred every day. Most of those ended without any type of conflict or casualties.
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Staff Sgt. Amaryllis Rivera, A unit supply sergeant with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 325th Military Intelligence gets her hair cut during Operation Shear Love, Camp Victory, Iraq, May 8. The event donated all the hair to Locks of Love, a non-profit organization that creates wigs for children with medical hair loss. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Joseph Vine, USF-I PAO)
CAMP VICTORY, Iraq – Troops on Victory Base Complex participated in Operation Shear Love, in which they donated their hair to Locks of Love, May 8.
Published in Daily News
Tuesday, 17 May 2011 09:27

Senior Leaders Review APRT

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Sgt. Maj. Nicol R. Williams, senior enlisted advisor to the director of logistics, United States Forces-Iraq, performs the rower during a test of the proposed Army Physical Readiness Test. Senior enlisted personnel participated in the APRT to become familiar with the exercises and give feedback to the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, Camp Victory, Iraq, May 7.
Camp Victory, Iraq- More than 50 senior leaders participated in and gave feedback on the proposed Army Physical Readiness Test at Camp Victory, May 7.
Published in Press Releases - Iraq

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The traditional boots, dog tags, m-16 rifle and kevlar is displayed during a memorial service hosted by the USF-I JTFT in honor of the fallen EOD technicians, in Al Faw Palace, Camp Victory, May 7. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Charlene Mendiola)
CAMP VICTORY, Iraq – “What is it that would possess an individual to walk down range against an inanimate object that presents certain death at the slightest misstep, yet relishes the opportunity to exercise mastery of a situation where you can only get the opportunity to make a mistake once?” asked Capt. Edward W. Eidson, commander of Joint Task Force Troy, United States Forces – Iraq, during his speech at a memorial service held in Al Faw Palace, Camp Victory, May 7. “The names you are about to hear are those brave individuals.”
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Tuesday, 17 May 2011 08:45

History in the Closing

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CONTINGENCY OPERATING LOCATION MCHENRY, Iraq – “Golden Dragons” Soldiers assigned to 1st Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, 1st Advise and Assist Task Force, 1st Infantry Division render honors as the American flag is lowered for the last time at Contingency Operating Location McHenry during a base transfer ceremony in Kirkuk province, Iraq, May 15, 2011. After conducting operations at the base since 2003, U.S. forces transferred responsibility of COL McHenry to the Iraqi government.(U.S. Army photo by Spc. Andrew Ingram, USD-N PAO)
CONTINGENCY OPERATING LOCATION MCHENRY, Iraq – U.S. Soldiers assigned to 1st Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment officially transferred responsibility of Contingency Operating Location McHenry to the Iraqi government during a ceremony in Kirkuk province, Iraq, May 15.
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CONTINGENCY OPERATING LOCATION K1, Iraq – Soldiers of 12th Iraqi Army Division provide first aid to a simulated casualty after an improvised explosive device struck his vehicle during a training exercise at Contingency Operating Location K1, May 16, 2011. “We’re here to see how the 12th IA soldiers retained the previous training we’ve given them as they react to different scenarios,” said Capt. Sheung Li, commander of Company C, 101st Brigade Support Battalion, 1st Advise and Assist Task Force, 1st Infantry Division. “We want to see how they carry on training without being told what to do.”(U.S. Army photo by Spc. Kandi Huggins, 1st AATF PAO, 1st Inf. Div., USD-N)
CONTINGENCY OPERATING LOCATION K1, Iraq – Soldiers of 12th Iraqi Army Division demonstrated the ability to conduct missions independent of U.S. forces’ involvement during a situational training exercise at Contingency Operating Location K1, near Kirkuk, Iraq, May 16.
Published in Press Releases - Iraq
Friday, 20 May 2011 08:08

Combined Security Forces Train at KTC

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CONTINGENCY OPERATING SITE WARRIOR, Iraq – Iraqi Police Capt. Fasil Gaze Mohmod, legal officer and law instructor at the Iraqi Police Academy, teaches a class on Iraqi civilian and military law to new members of the Combined Security Forces, “Golden Lions,” at the Kirkuk Training Center, May 18, 2011. The Golden Lions bring together members of the Iraqi Army, Iraqi Police and Kurdish Regional Guard Brigade to work as a consolidated team to protect Kirkuk province. Before officially activating in June, new CSF members are scheduled to spend one month training as a unified force under the guidance of veteran Golden Lions and U.S. Soldiers of Company A, 2nd Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Advise and Assist Task Force, 1st Infantry Division.(U.S. Army photo by Spc. Andrew Ingram, USD-N PAO)
CONTINGENCY OPERATING SITE WARRIOR, Iraq – Iraqi Army soldiers, Iraqi Police officers and Kurdish Regional Guard Brigade members commenced joint training at Kirkuk Training Center to become candidates for the Combined Security Forces, known as the “Golden Lions,” May 17-18.
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Tim Lowery, section chief with the Provincial Reconstruction Team Baghdad – North, hands out school supplies to children at a local school May 10, 2011 in Al-Duwaya. PRT Baghdad – North has been working extensively with farmers in the area on different farming methods and practices with the goal of providing long-term stability in the area. (U.S. Army photo by Capt. Richard B. Toland, 2nd AAB, 1st Inf. Div., USD-C)
BAGHDAD– The hardships Iraq has faced throughout the past has led to the establishment of Provincial Reconstruction Teams throughout the country, with their primary mission being to empower local governments through various reconstruction projects, ranging from community service, to education and agriculture.
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KIRKUSH MILITARY TRAINING BASE, Iraq – An Iraqi field artillery crew of 105th Field Artillery Regiment, 5th Iraqi Army Division emplace a M198 155mm howitzer before conducting a fully synced dry-fire crew drill at Kirkush Military Training Base, Diyala province, Iraq, May 19, 2011. Each of the sections the IA soldiers received training on—forward observer, fire direction control, and gun crew—synced together, coordinating their efforts and communicating to perform the crew drills in preparation for a live fire exercise scheduled for later this month.(U.S. Army photo by Sgt. David Strayer, 109th MPAD, USD-N PAO)
KIRKUSH MILITARY TRAINING BASE, Iraq – Soldiers of 105th Field Artillery Regiment, 5th Iraqi Army Division conducted dry-fire crew drill exercises at Kirkush Military Training Base in the Diyala province of Iraq, May 19.
Published in Press Releases - Iraq

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CONTINGENCY OPERATING SITE MAREZ, Iraq – Lt. Col. Clint McWhorter, right, primary staff trainer mentor assigned to Task Force Sword, 4th Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, reviews a possible operation plan on a terrain model with Capt. Ghassam Hussain during training at Ghuzlani Warrior Training Center, May 18, 2011. McWhorter, a native of Overland Park, Kan. trained Hussain, an operations officer assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 9th Brigade, 3rd Iraqi Army Division, on troop leading procedures and how to plan, prepare and execute operation orders. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Angel Turner, 4th AAB PAO, 1st Cav. Div., USD-N)
CONTINGENCY OPERATING SITE MAREZ, Iraq – Iraqi staff officers assigned to 2nd Battalion, 9th Brigade, 3rd Iraqi Army Division studied operations orders and troop leading procedures during training at Ghuzlani Warrior Training Center, May 18.
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