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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'

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.
Published in Daily News

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

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

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

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

Army Spc. Diana Ortiz signs a hand receipt after accounting for equipment at Contingency Operating Site Marez, Iraq, April 26, 2011. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Terence Ewings
CONTINGENCY OPERATING SITE MAREZ, Iraq – Delivering, receiving, storing and maintaining accountability for equipment and documents are primary tasks for all Army unit logisticians.
Published in Face of Defense
During a May 7, 2009, visit to Camp Leatherneck in Afghanistan, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates promises Marines he will ensure they have the medical capabilities they will need if they’re wounded. U.S. medical personnel in Afghanistan and Germany say they’re seeing the fruits of that increased capability in lives saved. U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan – Two years ago, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates traveled throughout Afghanistan, promising deployed troops he would make sure they had everything they needed to accomplish their mission -- including more forward-deployed medical capabilities in the event they were wounded.

Published in Recent News

Deputy Defense Secretary William J. Lynn III applauds as Army Chief of Staff Gen. Martin E. Dempsey presents the Hall of Heroes induction plaque to George Kaho'ohanohano, nephew of Korean War Medal of Honor recipient Army Pfc. Anthony Kaho'ohanohano, during a ceremony at the Pentagon, May 3, 2011. DOD photo by Cherie Cullen
WASHINGTON – The nation’s two most recent Medal of Honor recipients were added to the Pentagon’s Hall of Heroes roster today in what Deputy Defense Secretary William J. Lynn III said is a tribute to their enduring valor.
Published in Domestic

WASHINGTON – Osama bin Laden was not armed, but did resist an American military team raiding his compound in Pakistan on May 1, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said today.
Published in Feature Stories
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