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Officers with the 4th Iraqi Federal Police Division and local elders watch as a local farmer operate a new water pump provided by 6th “Saber” Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, United States Division – Center and the 4th IFP Div. May 18, 2011 at a farm in Radwaniyah, Iraq. Saber Squadron and the 4th IFP Div. provided this and nine other diesel-powered water pumps to local farmers to replace broken or antiquated pumps. (U.S. Army photo by 2nd Lt. Daniel Elmblad, 2nd AAB, 1st Inf. Div., USD-C)
BAGHDAD — Radwaniyah, Iraq, is much like any other farming community in the world—miles of farmland on which families work tirelessly to produce a fruitful harvest to support their way of life.
Published in Daily News

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Staff Sgt. George R. Chisholm II, a platoon sergeant for the 89th Transportation Company, 275th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 77th Sustainment Brigade, 310th Expeditionary Sustainment Command and Spc. Ryan Lamar Chisholm, a military intelligence analyst attach to Task Force Odin, 4th Infantry Division and a native of Killeen, Texas, enjoy spending time together during their deployment. (Photo by: 1st Lt. Matthew B. Castiglione)
CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE SPEICHER, Iraq – Staff Sgt. George Chisholm II, a platoon sergeant for the 89th Transportation Company, 275th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 77th Sustainment Brigade, 310th Expeditionary Sustainment Command has not seen his son, Spc. Ryan Lamar Chisholm, a military intelligence analyst attached to Task Force Odin, 4th Infantry Division and a native of Killeen, Texas, since his son’s high school graduation.
Published in Press Releases - Iraq
Monday, 23 May 2011 08:28

Pacific Islander Legacy Lives On

 

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Airmen from the 332nd Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron pose for a photo outside of the MWR before performing for service members and civilians stationed here May 14 for Asian Pacific Islander night.
JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq – Born in Hawaii, Ellison Onizuka entered active duty with the U.S. Air Force in January 1970. Onizuka was initially an aerospace flight test engineer before becoming a mission specialist on the Discovery and Challenger space shuttles.
Published in Feature Stories

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Albert Iganchio, a subsistence clerk and a Agana, Guam native, with the 565th Quartermaster Company, 749th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 4th Sustainment Brigade, 310th Expeditionary Sustainment Command, restocks the potato chips at the Southside subsistence site on Contingency Operating Base Adder, Iraq. (Photo by: 1st Lt. Patryk Korzeniewski)
CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, Iraq – Soldiers of the 565th Quartermaster Company, 749th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 4th Sustainment Brigade, 310th Expeditionary Sustainment Command, run two subsistence sites on Contingency Operating Base Adder, Iraq.
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Photo by Pfc. Amy Lane. Iraqi airmen apply a tourniquet to Spc. Avery Brown, a medic with the 4th Sustainment Brigade, 310th Expeditionary Sustainment Command and a Rosenberg, Texas native, during the final test of their combat life saver training on Contingency Operating Base Adder, Iraq.
CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, Iraq – After three days of classroom training, a class of Iraqi air force personnel wrapped up their combat life saver training with hands-on practice May 14 on Contingency Operating Base Adder, Iraq.
Published in Press Releases - Iraq
Monday, 23 May 2011 07:51

Fighting Fire in Iraq's 'DMZ'

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BAGHDAD – Firefighters watch as a controlled fire builds strength under the “wing” of the aircraft simulator at Baghdad International Airport May 18. The newly completed simulator is the culmination of efforts by multiple organizations in Iraq and will be used to ensure military and civilian firefighters are able to complete annual training requirements. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Randy Redman)
BAGHDAD - For firefighters, preparation is one of the most crucial elements of success. It leads to the ability to step in confidently when lives are on the line. Now firefighters at Baghdad International Airport are one step closer to realistic training.
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SATHER AIR BASE, Iraq -- Lt Col Mark O'Reilly, top right, Iraq Training and Advisory Mission-Air director of maintenance, and other Air Force members shaved their heads to help support Colonel O'Reilly's father during his cancer treatments May 6. More than 10 Air Force members shaved their heads to support Colonel O'Reilly's father, who is a former marine and bronze star with valor recipient. Colonel O'Reilly is deployed from Kadina Air Base, Japan, and is a native of Rockland, Mass. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Levi Riendeau)
SATHER AIR BASE, Iraq - Leaving for a deployment can be a difficult experience for servicemembers. They have to say goodbye to their families and won't see them for anywhere from four months to sometimes more than a year.
Published in Feature Stories

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CAMP TAJI, Iraq -- Tech. Sgt. RK Stephey, communications advisor for the base transition team here, stands beside a Doppler VHF Omni-directional Radio system he and experts from Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass., installed for the Iraqi Army Aviation Command. Sergeant Stephey redeployed back to Misawa Air Base, Japan, after six months of helping his Iraqi partners set up their first defense networking system and initiating various communications programs. Sergeant Stephey calls Prescott, Ariz., home. (U.S. Air Force/Tech. Sgt. Jason Lake)
CAMP TAJI, Iraq - Tech. Sgt. RK Stephey has seen his share of the world. In the span of two and a half years, the telephone switch manager from Misawa Air Base, Japan, deployed to 10 countries - including his current location of Iraq.
Published in Press Releases - Iraq
Monday, 23 May 2011 07:18

ITAM Facilitates IqAF Armory Opening

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ALI AIR BASE, Iraq -- Iraqi airmen place a crate of AK-47 assault rifles into the back of a truck after verifying serial numbers April 27. The weapons were delivered as part of the process for opening an Iraqi air force armory so the Iraqis can provide their own base security. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Levi Riendeau)
ALI AIR BASE, Iraq - The Iraqi air force is aiming to expand their security forces capabilities with the opening of their own armory May 16.
Published in Feature Stories

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Iraqi Army Soldiers with the 7th Iraqi Army Division use an remote arm to disassemble an improvised explosive device during a training exercise held by Company A, Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Advise and Assist Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, at Al Asad Air Base, Iraq, May 18, 2011. The exercise was a culminating training event that that tested the IA Soldiers ability to react and respond to possible IEDs. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Brian Chaney, 55th Combat Camera Company)
AL ASAD AIR BASE, Iraq –Although violence in Iraq has decreased, the threat of improvised explosive devices still exist. Soldiers of Company A, Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Advise and Assist Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, are helping their Iraqi Army counterparts learn how to defeat this threat in an effort to make the streets of Anbar safer.
Published in Daily News
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