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Maintenance Airmen Build Bombs, Prepare to Deploy

Maintenance airmen participated in a combat munitions training here Jan. 8-11 to train in building a joint direct attack munition and improving their readiness to perform in a deployed environment.

SOP newswireHalf-Ton Weapons Cache Found, Destroyed Following Iraqi Citizens’ Tip - FORWARD OPERATING BASE KALSU — U.S. troops uncovered and destroyed a weapons cache containing seven pressure plates Nov. 16 and 17 in the area
SOP newswireStatement from U.S. Embassy Baghdad and Multi-National Force-Iraq concerning incident in Mutha - The U.S. Embassy and MNF-I deeply regret the loss of life reported today from Muthana province. Initial reports are that an incident involving a U.S. military convoy resulted
SOP newswireAirpower summary: A-10s fly CAS missions - SOUTHWEST ASIA (AFPN) -- Coalition airpower integrated with coalition ground forces in Iraq and the
SOP newswireIron Hammer successful in pursuit of al-Qaeda in Iraq (Tikrit) - CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE SPEICHER, Iraq – Iraqi Security Forces and Multi-National Division – North Soldiers have made significant progress against al-Qaeda in four provinces in northern Iraq after two weeks of Operation
SOP newswireArms sales to Taiwan: China urges U.S. to stop - China on Tuesday urged the United States to immediately cancel arms sale programs, stop arms sales and military links with Taiwan.
SOP newswire23 militants in Afghanistan killed by U.S.-led troops - KABUL (Reuters) - U.S.-led forces have killed 23 militants during weapons searches in southern Afghanistan while two Canadian coalition soldiers and their interpreter
SOP newswireOperation Marne Courageous - BAGHDAD – Operation Marne Courageous began Nov. 16 in a joint effort of Coalition Forces, Iraqi Army and Concerned Local Citizens near the border of Anbar province to drive out al-Qaeda in Iraq.
SOP newswireRussia's freeze out of key Weapons Treaty - We expect a reaction that will bring the arms control in Europe to order. It is possible only in the case of the CFE treaty coming into full force,
SOP newswireDoD Identifies Army Casualties (Mukhisa) - The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom
SOP newswireMethodist Bishops Call for Immediate U.S. Iraq Withdrawal - Meeting in Lake Junaluska, North Carolina for their semi-annual gathering, the United Methodist Council of Bishops (COB) passed their fourth
Nancy Lee Wolfe (HR Development/Content Manager)One Vet's Prayer - A day of remembrance in the words of one who gave all he had and witnessed others give more than he was required to give.
SOP newswireConcerned Local Citizens find and remove IEDs, mortars - FORWARD OPERATING BASE KALSU, Iraq – Concerned Local Citizens found numerous improvised explosive devices and mortars along a route frequently traveled by Coalition Forces in Adwaniya Nov. 10
SOP newswireCoalition forces kill three terrorists; find detention facility in Samarra - BAGHDAD, Iraq – Coalition forces killed three terrorists, and discovered a weapons cache and an alleged detention facility during a multi-day operation Nov. 3-5 targeting al-Qaeda and foreign terrorist networks south
SOP newswireCalls for a treaty banning cluster munitions - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged States to tackle the terrible humanitarian, human rights and developmental effects of cluster munitions
SOP newswireUSAF, Airpower summary: Reaper conducts first strike - SOUTHWEST ASIA (AFPN) -- Coalition airpower integrated with coalition ground forces in Iraq and the International Security Assistance Force
SOP newswireTask Force Iron Soldiers discover significant caches - AS SADIYA, Iraq – A Task Force Iron unit discovered two significant mortar caches while conducting population engagements in an area east of Hamrin Lake Oct. 26.
SOP newswire1st Armored Division begins mission in Iraq - BAGHDAD –The 1st Armored Division, out of Wiesbaden, Germany, officially assumed control of Multi-National Division – North at a Transfer of Authority ceremony at Contingency Operating Base Speicher today. Maj. Gen. Mark Hertling
SOP newswireGeorgia frees Abkhazian servicemen - Georgia has finally freed seven Abkhazian servicemen held captive since September in what, it says, is an act of goodwill. Their arrests followed a
SOP newswireTurkish raids on Iraq senseless says Gates - NOORDWIJK, Netherlands - Turkish strikes against Kurdish terrorists on its border with Iraq made little sense without good intelligence, said US Defense Secretary Robert Gates Wednesday.
SOP newswireMovement Party Chairman Devlet Bahceli Insists On Cross-border Operation - Opposition Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) Chairman Devlet Bahceli said a cross-border military operation must be definitely launched into
SOP newswireFormer Army Reserve officer sentenced to 10 years in prison on bribery, conspiracy and money laundering - WASHINGTON - Assistant Attorney General Alice S. Fisher of the Criminal Division announced today a former major in the U.S. Army Reserve was
SOP newswireOperation Gecko III B establishes another foothold against extremists - ISKANDARIYAH, Iraq – Coalition Forces and concerned citizens from Jurf as Sakhr began to move north in the Euphrates River Valley Oct. 7, establishing another foothold against extremists in Operation Gecko III B.
SOP newswireUSAF Coalition forces destroy insurgent bridge, deter weapons smugglers - FORWARD OPERATING BASE HAMMER, Iraq (AFPN) -- Munitions dropped by Air Force pilots Oct. 15 destroyed a bridge northeast of Baghdad to disrupt
SOP newswireMarine Corps Losing Expeditionary Flavor - The Marine Corps commandant is worried about the service becoming "a second land army" and said al Qaeda in Iraq is crippled, but not destroyed.
SOP newswireWorkers Rebuild Communications Center in BAGHDAD - BAGHDAD— Communication in Baghdad can be an exercise in frustration, a hit-or-miss proposition due to both geography and technology issues. That will change as reconstruction of a major communication facility continues.
SOP newswireUSAF Recruiting quality Airmen remains top priority - Despite an increasingly challenging recruiting environment, the Air Force reached its 2007 enlisted recruiting goals by 100
SOP newswireIA, CF shut down terrorist group The Council - BALAD RUZ, Iraq " After a nine-day operation in the Turki Village area, soldiers from 1st Brigade, 5th Iraqi Army, together with 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, defeated
SOP newswireTurkish govt, Now We Go to Iraq - ANKARA (AFP) - The Turkish government is likely to submit a motion to parliament Thursday seeking approval for an incursion into northern Iraq to pursue Kurdish rebels, Prime Minister
SOP newswireKilled Terrorists Responsible for Imam's Assassination are Positively Identified - Coalition forces killed the three terrorists and ten other criminals west of Baghdad while conducting operations in the area to further disrupt al-Qaeda in Iraq activities.
SOP newswireSoldiers in eastern Baghdad capture 3 insurgents, discover and destroy deadly EFPs - FORWARD OPERATING BASE LOYALTY, Iraq – Soldiers with the 2nd InfantryBrigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division detained three insurgents in two separate raids
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