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The first one, known as BLU-119/B CrashPAD, was fielded during 2003 to support Operation Iraqi Freedom. This 2,000-pound Mk84 bomb comes loaded with a mix of high explosive and white phosphorus. The explosive ruptures drums or other containers while the phosphorus burns at high ... Syria Chemical Weapons
America's military--the nation's governmental tool of choice these days--never saw a problem it couldn't "fix" or missed an opportunity to coin a slick code name for its open-ended operations. First, we had Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan), then Iraqi Freedom (well, you know where), New ...

A year later, Operation Iraqi Freedom was just a few weeks under way when the statue was torn down by US coalition forces as watching Iraqis cheered. That was 15 years ago on April 9. In this episode of Beyond the Headlines, we discuss where Iraq is now with those who remember the statue's ... Saddam Hussein
The American incursions into Afghanistan and Iraq were all about bringing the balm of "freedom" to oppressed peoples. Hence, the title of the U.S. war: Operation Iraqi Freedom, where cruise missiles were depicted as instruments of liberation. Bush himself distilled the Beers equation to its bizarre ... Pennsylvania
Von Bulow was one of several hundred civilians who gathered outside the main gate of Naval Air Engineering Station Lakehurst to rally in support of American and British troops engaged in Operation Iraqi Freedom. (Photo: Daryl Stone, Asbury Park Press). “Our cause is much the same as our cause in ... Pennsylvania
March 20 marked the fifteenth anniversary of the start of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF). In a few places, like Kurdistan and Kuwait, it is still seen positively: better the present difficulties, than Saddam Hussein and his brutalities. Almost everywhere else, it is seen as a big mistake—what President Donald Trump recently called ... Pennsylvania

The life-sized portraits of 23 members of the military who died in Operation Iraqi Freedom seem almost to be communicating with those who come to ... Who: The memorial depicts 23 members of the Columbus, Ohio-based Lima Company, one of the most heavily engaged units of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Pennsylvania
Americans divided over wisdom of invading Iraq in 2003, poll finds. Marines taking part in Operation Iraqi Freedom find an abandoned T-72 tank in a suburb of Baghdad, April 8, 2003. COURTESY OF U.S. MARINE CORPS. Email; Print; Reddit · Tweet · Share; Pinterest; More. By WYATT OLSON | STARS ... Pennsylvania
March 20 marks the 15th anniversary of U.S. President George W. Bush announcing the start of Operation Iraqi Freedom, with air strikes and ground troops deployed to target long-time dictator Saddam Hussein and other Iraqi leaders. But the mission and its complicated legacy have not been without ... Pennsylvania
In addition to leading a submarine squadron, he was director of the Maritime Battle Center and was a major contributing author and lead editor for foundation reports on Operation Iraqi Freedom and the federal government's response to Hurricane Katrina, according to his resume and a state Department of ... Pennsylvania
He participated in combat campaigns to include Operations, Just Cause, Desert Shield/Desert Storm, Southern Watch, Joint Forge, Operation Iraqi Freedom, Enduring Freedom, New Dawn, Deny Flight, Joint Endeavor, Enduring Freedom, Noble Eagle and several duty assignments throughout his career. Pennsylvania
Tuesday marks the 15th anniversary of Operation Iraqi Freedom. With shock and awe, we attacked and invaded Iraq, supposedly in order to destroy WMD, liberate the Iraqi people, establish democracy and win our global war on terrorism. Our troops are still there and still being deployed there. And in ... Pennsylvania
He was deployed to Qayyarah West, Iraq, in Operation Iraqi Freedom with the “Screaming Eagles” of the 101st Aviation Airborne Division. He served eight years and was honorably discharged in 2006. There are five distinct towns — Upper Lake, Nice, Lucerne, Glen Haven and Clearlake Oaks — that line ... Pennsylvania
Travis, who has ties to Hawaii, is a former national security analyst and the contributing author and senior editor of studies on Operation Iraqi Freedom and the U.S. government response to Hurricane Katrina. Maj. Gen. Arthur J. Logan, director of emergency management, said in a statement that Travis is a ... Pennsylvania
Perez is a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom and a combatives instructor. New Jersey Air ... "We teach dismounted operations, military operations in urban terrain [and] call for fire,” she said. "We have to ... Perez, who is a veteran of operations in Iraq, knows the value of training security forces members firsthand. "Making ... Pennsylvania
Finelli said that being unable to return contaminated remains first was recognized as a gap during the first years of Operation Iraqi Freedom, but the idea of a mortuary affairs contaminated remains mitigation site has evolved over the past two to three years, as technology and procedures are constantly ... Pennsylvania
The George W. Bush administration announced the Iraq war's official title, “Operation Iraqi Freedom” on March 20, 2003, according to a Scripps Howard News Service article published the same day. The operation had no individual title before that, but fell under the umbrella of the 2001 invasion of ... Pennsylvania

Operation Iraqi Freedom: The death of an army. US troops ... "Operation Iraqi Freedom" ended 21 days later, on 1 May 2003. ... America's solution to cut losses and costs was the formation of the Multi-National Force (MNF-I) which in May 2004 was charged with conducting military operations nationwide. Pennsylvania
(CNN) -- Here's a look at the Iraq War which was known as Operation Iraqi Freedom until September 2010, when it was renamed Operation New Dawn. In December 2011, the last US troops in Iraq crossed the border into Kuwait, marking the end of the almost-nine year war. Timeline:February 5, 2003 - US ... Pennsylvania
Among the areas in which she has worked are diabetes education, the Operation Iraqi Freedom / Operation Enduring Freedom office, and the hospice unit -- where supervisors said her bright personality made her a favorite with patients. “She's built relationships with these people,” said Tom Gallagher, ... Pennsylvania
The unit has previously deployed to Bosnia for Operation Joint Forge 7, three times to the Middle East in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation New Dawn, to Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom, and to Kosovo in support of Operation Joint Guardian. Another platoon from this unit with ... Pennsylvania
James — a former Army Ranger who flew Apache helicopters while serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom — is running to unseatt U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow, a Democrat. The Republican candidate, who faces a primary challenge, put his conservative ideals at the forefront Monday, telling the audience he is ... Pennsylvania
Allen Boyette spoke from the heart about Hardison's sacrifice to honor a creed that values duty and honor during his tour of service in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. “Our American way of life is special,” Boyette said. “It's different. If you've been around the world ... Pennsylvania
Operation Iraqi Freedom, fought between 2003 and 2010, was the first time in U.S. history that the nation attacked a country that was not deemed an imminent threat to its existence. This action was labeled the Bush Doctrine. As a result of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Hussein and his two sons were eventually ... Pennsylvania
... wild land fire suppression operations. The unit has previously deployed to Bosnia for Operation Joint Forge 7, three times to the Middle East in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation New Dawn, to Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom, and to Kosovo in support of Operation Joint Guardian. Pennsylvania
August 19, 2010 - The last US combat brigade leaves Iraq. Approximately 52,000 US troops remain in the country. September 1, 2010 - Operation Iraqi Freedom is renamed Operation New Dawn, to reflect the reduced role US troops will play in securing the country. November 25, 2010 - Al-Maliki is named ... Pennsylvania
F.E. Warren AFB - This weekend, the 90th Mission Support Group unveiled a new name to a memorial plaque at F.E. Warren Air Force Base. Technical Sergeant Matthew Schwartz's name was added to local personnel who died during Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. TSgt. Pennsylvania
He commanded the 486th Air Expeditionary Wing Operations Group during Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. Robertson has a bachelor's degree in criminal justice from Bradley University, an associate's in political science technology from Illinois Central College and is a graduate ... Pennsylvania
In the past 13 years alone, more than 460 names representing soldiers killed in Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom have been added to Warriors Walk, a pastoral, tree-lined memorial on the installation. The museum features an M5 Stuart Light Tank and a Howitzer, among other smaller items, ... Pennsylvania
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — In the midst of an otherwise eerily still Theodore neighborhood, Alabama singer-songwriter Abe Partridge sits at a dining room table. With one hand, he nibbles on steamed blue crab, a delicacy coveted by his wife, Cathy, a Maryland native who swears by the dish, as it is prepared in ... Pennsylvania
On April 1, 2006 her dad, Chief Warrant Officer Michael Lee Hartwick, Jr. was killed in action in Iraq when his helicopter was shot down during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Seven years later, the Children of Fallen Patriots program started helping Haley when she started at Baylor by paying tuition fees and the ... Pennsylvania
“I think it's vital that women veterans are recognized for our role in the defense of our country,” said former Army Sgt. Lupita Perez, an Edcouch-Elsa area resident who served in Operation Iraqi Freedom. “Women have actually been in every crisis and every war the United States has ever been in. Women ... Pennsylvania
Col. Robert Marks, Air Force Materiel Command surgeon, poses for a photo inside his office at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, Feb. 2, 2018. Col. Marks has been selected for promotion to Brigadier General and will become the first male U.S. Air Force Nurse Corps chief once he pins on his new rank ... Pennsylvania
He served in Operation Iraqi Freedom 2004-05, and Operation Enduring Freedom, 2010-11. While serving, he received the Combat Action Badge and a Purple Heart. A portion of Illinois Route 336 near Macomb in western Illinois has been designated in his honor as the SSG Dustin A. Whitaker Memorial ... Pennsylvania
“I think it's vital that women veterans are recognized for our role in the defense of our country,” said former Army Sgt. Lupita Perez, an Edcouch-Elsa area resident who served in Operation Iraqi Freedom. “Women have actually been in every crisis and every war the United States has ever been in. Women ... Pennsylvania
He commanded the 486th Air Expeditionary Wing Operations Group during Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. Robertson has a bachelor's degree in criminal justice from Bradley University, an associate's in political science technology from Illinois Central College and is a graduate ... Pennsylvania
Davis Sr. was a police officer in west suburban Bellwood and an Illinois National Guard veteran who served in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Diva Davis's Facebook page identified her as a real estate broker; friends said she was also a breast cancer survivor and had worked as a flight attendant. People who ... Pennsylvania
... Guard, Sobotka served in the 755th Chemical Company out of O'Neill and was deployed to Iraq in 2006-2007 in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. ... In 2014, Sobotka took over his uncle's farm/ranch that was established by his great-grandfather in 1907 and in 2017 he purchased the operation from his ... Pennsylvania
Palestinian boys wear American flag stickers over their mouths during an anti-U.S. rally March 20, 2003 in Rafah refugee camp in the Gaza Strip. Tomahawk cruise missiles were fired on Iraqi targets early March 20 as U.S. President George W. Bush said that a war with Iraq has begun. (Photo: Abid ... Pennsylvania
Army Sgt. Monique Goens is a Kenosha recruiter who was deployed in the Middle East for "Operation Iraqi Freedom." Her military occupational specialty was being a paralegal. Goens described family life and emotional toll that can come with being separated. She spoke of how her high school-aged son ... Pennsylvania
Earlier on Saturday as part of the reunion, a tree planting ceremony was held at Fort Hood's Cooper Field and a memorial service was conducted at the Operation Iraqi Freedom dining facility in honor of the 111 U.S. and United Kingdom service members who made the ultimate sacrifice during the conflict. Pennsylvania
An MQ-1 Predator sits on the flight line Dec. 8, 2016, at Creech Air Force Base, Nev. The Predator started as an RQ-1 in the late 1990s, providing only reconnaissance capabilities until the early 2000s, when it was equipped with two AGM-114 Hellfire missiles and designated as a multirole asset. (U.S. Air ... Pennsylvania
"I was a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Division, served in Operation Iraqi Freedom," Chris said. "Me being from Kentucky, bourbon, horse racing and all that and my husband being a veteran, we just decided to cross those paths," Amber said. Bourbon barrels turned American flags waving. "I often think ... Pennsylvania
The magazine placed the comments in the context of a question by an audience member about candidate Doug Applegate, 64, of Vista, who was commissioned in the Marine Corps in 1974 and deployed in both the Gulf War and Operation Iraqi Freedom. Applegate, also a Democrat, served both on active ... Pennsylvania
He has also worked as commander of Winston Salem Recruiting Company, Raleigh Recruiting Battalion; Logistical MITT Chief in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom 1st Infantry Division; Battalion Support Operations Officer and Battalion Executive Officer with the 530th CSSB, 49th Sustainment Brigade at ... Pennsylvania
Former U.S. Army Captain John James has faced danger on the battlefield. Now the conservative Republican is willing to share that same courage in the halls of Congress as a U.S. senator. "I am willing to fight and die for the Constitution of the United States of America and our Constitution is under attack. Pennsylvania
... the scout teams during the spearhead of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. When he returned, he went back to Fort Benning and graduated from the U.S. Army's elite Ranger School earning the coveted Ranger Tab. Shortly thereafter, he deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Pennsylvania
Major James King has over 22 years of service, during which he has deployed three times in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He currently serves as the G2 Analysis and Control Element Chief for U.S. Army South. Major King is a regular contributor to West Point's Modern War Institute. His article “New ... Pennsylvania
Other panelists included a retired Army officer, Penny Cromwell, who participated in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom; Rebeca Cruz-Esteves from the Army National Guard; Myra Fields-Rouse, who spent 22 years in the Army; and Darcel Rideout, who served for 10 years in the ... Pennsylvania
Researchers from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine assembled a committee to assess the ability of veterans from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan -- Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), and Operation New Dawn (OND) -- to access mental ... Pennsylvania


 

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