Dispatches from the Front-october 


Partners in security—In the air and on the ground

CAMP TAJI, Iraq – Soldiers from the 6th Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment recently had the opportunity to greatly affect the future of Iraqi armed reconnaissance and the greater aviation community.


640th ASB wraps up its mission for Operation New Dawn

CAMP TAJI, Iraq – The 640th Aviation Support Battalion, a California National Guard unit deployed here in support of Operation New Dawn, is preparing to split its operations between Iraq and Kuwait before finally heading home.


Chinook flight engineers fly “All Night Long”

CAMP TAJI, Iraq – Flight engineers play an integral role during CH-47 Chinook cargo helicopter flights. They are the eyes in the rear of the aircraft providing vital information to the pilots, the muscle that handles cargo, and they ensure the safety of passengers that are strapped in for the ride.


Soldiers Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

BAGHDAD – Soldiers with the 25th Infantry Division and United States Division - Center came together Oct. 7 to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month at Camp Liberty, Iraq.


‘Dragon’ Battalion turns over another U.S. base to Iraqi Security Forces as drawdown continues

BAGHDADSoldiers of Company D, 1st “Dragon” Battalion, 63rd Armor Regiment, 2nd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, United States Division – Center recently handed over Joint Security Station Deason to the 17th Iraqi Army Division.