Dispatches from the Front 

1/27/2011

USD-C ‘Longknife’ Squadron noncommissioned officers narrow cultural gaps through training with IFP partners

BAGHDAD—With U.S. forces in Iraq focused on advising, training and assisting Iraqi Security Forces, leaders must overcome cultural and ethnic differences in the two militaries.

1/26/2011

USD-C ‘Lifeline’ Soldiers, Iraqi Army provide medical care to local population in Iraq

BAGHDAD—Soldiers with Company C, 299th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, United Stated Division – Center, in conjunction with the Iraqi Army’s 54th Brigade, 6th Division and Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Regiment, 63rd Combined Arms Battalion, 2nd AAB, 1st Inf. Div., USD-C conducted a combined medical engagement and humanitarian assistance operation Jan. 8 in Baghdad.  

1/25/2011

Iraqi Army drives into future with M1A1 Abrams tanks

BAGHDAD—Soldiers with Company C, 1st Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, United States Division-Center, worked with Iraqi Army 9th Armored Division Soldiers during M1A1 Abrams tank drivers training Jan. 15-16 at Camp Taji, Iraq.

1/17/2011

USD-C Soldiers, Iraqi Police provide for families in need

HAMDIYAH, Iraq—About 50 internally displaced Iraqi families now reside in Hamdiyah, Iraq, and the local Iraqi Police, with the assistance of Soldiers with Company D, 3rd Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 4th Advise and Assist Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, United States Division – Center, are helping to support these citizens as well as families of fallen Iraqi Police officers who also live in the area.

1/14/2011

Married USD-C supply sergeants deploy to Iraq together

BAGHDAD—For a deployed service member, being away from a spouse can be stressful, but what if your spouse was deployed with you?  That is exactly the case for two Soldiers deployed to Iraq with 1st Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, United States Division – Center.