Dear Interested Readers,
We're taken on a mission, through pics, to ensure security for the Tafi Qada. After finally feeling secure and free of AQI threat, an informant led the way to a huge weapon cache. A water treatment facility is completed in N. Hargawi, making local citizens very happy. We finish out with our photo gallery.
Multi-National Corps - Iraq
Public Affairs Office, Camp Victory
APO AE 09342
April 18, 2008
Gunslinger Shorebreak helps ensure security
Pfc. Timothy Smith, provides security for his platoon.
Spc. Michael Weber, works with his fellow Soldiers, April 12 to provide a safe and secure Iraq.
Staff Sgt. Joseph Brown, plays soccer with an Iraqi child.
Cpl. Michael Murray, overlooks a courtyard, after ensuring the building was secure.
Informant leads MND-C Soldiers to weapons cache
BAGHDAD - A tip from an informant led IA soldiers and 3rd BCT, 101st Abn Div (AASLT) Soldiers to a weapons cache in Shubayshen Village, south of Baghdad, April 16.
Finding the cache, the Soldiers spent several hours digging up the munitions, which consisted of approx. 600 tank rounds.
First Sgt. Roy Bruce, senior enlisted member of 3rd BCT, said positions established in the area with Op Marne Piledriver emboldened the informant to come forward. "The informant told us that AQI emplaced this cache last year and that he finally felt safe enough due to IA presence to reveal the cache," said 1st Lt. Bo Alf, 3rd BCT. "The informant, his family and neighbors told us of the false promises of al-Qaeda and how they want to return to the fold of the GoI."
Marne Piledriver is an ongoing MND-Center op focused on capacity-building projects throughout the area of ops of 3rd BCT. During the op, Iraqi SF are taking the lead in targeting remaining insurgent pockets with the help of CF.
First Lt. Casey Zimmerman, with Co. C, 3-187th Inf. Regt., digs alongside IA soldiers.
Work completed on North Hargawi water treatment facility
BAGHDAD - In ongoing efforts to restore essential services throughout the Mahmudiyah Qada, a water treatment facility project was completed in North Hargawi, April 13.
In addition to supplying potable water to Iraqis who live in the area, the project also provided temporary employment for former SoI who refurbished the facility.
"The people are very happy," said 1st Lt. Halmonde Charles, Co B, 3rd Bn, 187th Inf Regt, 101st Abn Div (Air Assault). "They were using water out of the canal for everything - farming, cooking, showers - so it's good to have safe water now."
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