Dispatches from the Front - February 


USD-C ‘Longknife’ Squadron joins forces with 4th Iraqi Federal Police Division

BAGHDAD—To help lay the foundations for maximizing his unit’s efforts to enhance security throughout their area of operations in Baghdad, Maj. Gen. Baha, commander of the 4th Iraqi Federal Police Division, recently visited Joint Security Station Falcon to meet with Lt. Col. Matthew Moore, commander of 5th “Longknife” Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, United States Division – Center.


Aviation brigade flies final hours, sees change in Iraq

CAMP TAJI, Iraq –The Army’s last active duty aviation brigade in Iraq is heading home after a year-long deployment in support of operations Iraqi Freedom and New Dawn.


Eye in the sky: USD-C armor company maintains aerial surveillance equipment

BAGHDAD—Being a tanker in the U.S. Army comes with many challenges. Multi-tasking, fast thinking and effective communication are required to stay alive on the battlefield.


Training Together: USD-C ‘Aces’ Company brings partners to marksmanship range

BAGHDAD—The ability to fire one’s rifle accurately is among the most critical skills a Soldier can possess. To improve that skill, Soldiers with Company A “Aces,” 1st Battalion, 63rd Armor Regiment, 2nd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, United States Division – Center conducted a combined short-range marksmanship range Jan. 19 at Joint Security Station Nasir Wa Salaam, Iraq.


USD-C ‘Steel’ Battalion, 1st Iraqi Federal Police Division conducts combined humanitarian aid mission

BAGHDAD—U.S. forces have been conducting humanitarian aid missions in Iraq for years, providing everything from basic medical assistance to handing out soccer balls to children. These used to be entirely or primarily U.S.-led missions. However, under Operation New Dawn, Iraqi Federal Police units are now taking the lead to help make their neighborhoods a better place to live.