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2 The Advisor January 2009 www.mnstci.iraq.centcom.mil >> INSIDE >> INSIDE Commanding General Lt. Gen. Frank Helmick, USA Sergeant Major Sgt. Maj. Daniel Terwilliger, USMC Public Affairs Officer Col. Steven Wujciak, USA MoD Public Affairs Advisor Lt. Col. Bill Gazis, USA MoI Public Affairs Advisor Lt. Col. Gary Kolb, USA Deputy Public Affairs Officer Maj. Edward Hooks, USA DoIA Public Affairs Officer Maj. Kimberly Layne, USAF MoD Media Relations Officer Capt. Shawn Herron, USA Public Affairs NCOIC Sgt. 1st Class Michael Colucci, USA Editor MC1 William Lovelady, USN Graphic Design MC1 Jason Winn, USN Photojournalist Sr. Airman Stefanie Torres, USAF Public Affairs Operations NCO Sgt. Ashley Shoemaker, USA >> INSIDE >> ON THE COVER The Advisor is an authorized publication for members of the U.S. Defense Department and multinational partners. Contents of this paper are not necessarily Direct questions and comments to: firstname.lastname@example.org MNSTC-I PAO APO AE 09348 DSN: 318-852-1332 >> Volume 6 >> Issue 1 The Advisr INSIDE Al Medina is a locally produced and locally owned newspaper that focuses on current news airspace and waters of their nation; and an elite Features Counter-IED conference 4 9 Sadr City newspaper 16 13 Head of Navy visits Iraqi 17 FBI trains Iraqi forces 6 An Iraqi Mi-17 takes off from Landing Zone Washington in Baghdads Inter national Zone Iraqi divers defense exhibition Taji With TV cameras rolling, a mock insurgent plants a roadside bomb during a demonstration at the recent Counter-IED conference held at Combat Training Center Besmaya. See story on page 4.
The Advisor January 2009 3 www.mnstci.iraq.centcom.mil SPEC OPS BAGHDAD An Iraqi Air Force Mi-17 helicopter takes off from Landing Zone Washington in Baghdads International Zone. TAJI, Iraq By U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Bryan Franks
4 The Advisor January 2009 www.mnstci.iraq.centcom.mil EOD BESMAYA RANGE COMPLEX, Iraq and the newly created trained and equipped shell with a cell phone detonator the area to protect the public and Iraqi and Coalition forces work together to counteract IEDs An Iraqi bomb disposal technician, wearing a protective blast suit, disarms a mock IED during a demonstration at Besmaya Range Complex, Nov. 18. A bomb disposal robot uncovers an IED and sends im ages back to technicians inside an armored vehicle be fore they attempt to disarm the roadside bomb.
The Advisor January 2009 5 www.mnstci.iraq.centcom.mil IRAQI MARINES UMM QASR, Iraq As the Iraqi the rule of law and proper application of force to deal with potential between are a host of techniques while their instructors play the part As they approach a ship that they Iraqi Marines practice unarmed combat tech niques as part of their use of force training. Iraqi Marines take down a hostile crewmember-played by a U.S. Coast Guardsman in padded protective gear-during Visit Board Search and Seizure training.
6 The Advisor January 2009 www.mnstci.iraq.centcom.mil BAGHDAD niques during recent FBI training. These students are train ing to become master instructors for the Baghdad Police Col lege and the NIIAs Regional Training Center. BAGHDAD Ayden outlined a plan that has the Iraqi security responsibilities to the Iraqi police There is a recent trend that shows an force protection capabilities of the Iraqi Police conference charts way ahead
The Advisor January 2009 7 www.mnstci.iraq.centcom.mil BAGHDAD preparedness security role not This was the their ranks Iraqi National Police recruits pass-in-review during gradua tion at the Sader Al-Kanat National Police Training Academy. Iraqi national Police recruits demonstrate their martial art skills during the gradua tion ceremony.
8 The Advisor January 2009 www.mnstci.iraq.centcom.mil BAGHDAD of experience as instructors and are now capable of This is the fruition of partnership with This particular Editors Note: Source identities were removed due to operational sensitivities and the nature of the ERB mission. training to join elite police force Multi-National Corps-Iraq PAO A candidate for the Iraqi National Emer gency Response Brigade endures the rigors of Stress Week. He descends a narrow beam amidst billowing smoke Dec. 20. Candidates who successfully completes the remaining four weeks of training will join Iraqs elite policing force Jan. 22.
The Advisor January 2009 9 www.mnstci.iraq.centcom.mil BAGHDAD Iraqi Security Forces training divers An Iraqi Navy dive crew prepares to get underway on a mission at the Navy base at Umm Qasr An Iraqi Police diver prepares to go under during a training dive in the Tigris. An Iraqi Police diver prepares to enter the water for a search and rescue dive as a Coalition adviser ties on his guide rope.
10 The Advisor January 2009 www.mnstci.iraq.centcom.mil BAGHDAD in a helicopter while the blades are forces training Multi-National Corps-Iraq PAO BAGHDAD
The Advisor January 2009 11 www.mnstci.iraq.centcom.mil CONSTRUCTION BAGHDAD facilities will be constructed as part of establish the foundation for a credible and Iraqi Air Force gets new facilities essential for force generation capability with new facilities AL HAMIEA, Iraq An Iraqi Army engineer signs project closeout documents with a construction contractor, Dec. 18.
12 The Advisor January 2009 www.mnstci.iraq.centcom.mil AL ASAD, Iraq operations and techniques to expand the need to be able to conduct their own sustain their force and be able to enforce with the Iraqi forces that fosters And so the days of They are professional and Iraqi Security Forces getting U.S. Navy Cmdr. Gary Leigh, command mental Combat Team 5, and Iraqi Staff Maj. Gen. Abdullah Mohammed Badir, commanding general of the 7th Iraqi Army Division, inspect a Mark 1 River Utility Craft at Al Asad Air Base, Iraq.
The Advisor January 2009 13 www.mnstci.iraq.centcom.mil CBRNE DEFENSE TAJI, Iraq The showcase was held to help Iraqi that will help a lot for our Sgt. Michael Malone, who serves with 2nd Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Stryker Bri gade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Multi-National Division-Baghdad, helps Iraqi Army Lt. Col. Ahmed Kareem connect an oxygen tube to a hazardous materials mask as a part of Malone's block of instruction during a chemical defense and detection equipment exhibition hosted by Coalition forces at Taji. Coalition and Iraqi forces hold Multi-National Division Baghdad PAO
14 The Advisor January 2009 www.mnstci.iraq.centcom.mil KIRKUK, Iraq Infantry Division generation TALLIL, Iraq defend Iraq with your experience and integration training Soldiers in the Transition and Reinte gration Course at Camp Ur, Regional Training Center Tallil practice drill and ceremony
The Advisor January 2009 15 www.mnstci.iraq.centcom.mil BAGHDAD partnership with the Ministry of Interior and education in the new Iraq so we can Iraqi students present a skit at the Ministry of Interior Human Rights Conference urging national unity and peace for Iraqis. By Ron Holbrook
16 The Advisor January 2009 www.mnstci.iraq.centcom.mil IRAQI FREEDOM BAGHDAD The Al Medina is a locally produced and locally owned Iraq is a free and independent press that educates and Sadr City has its own newspaper, the Al Medina Multi-National Division-Baghdad PAO Free press grows in southern Iraq CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, Iraq ous photos preparing for the weeks upcoming issue. Dhahir Al-Musa, owner of the Al Medina newspaper, and Muhammad dina Newspaper.
The Advisor January 2009 17 www.mnstci.iraq.centcom.mil Head of Iraqi Navy pays surprise visit to fishermen UMM QASR, Iraq Rear Adm. Jawad, Head of the Iraqi Navy, and several Iraqi cently to pay a surprise visit to the Iraqi crew. Rear Adm. Jawad, Head of the Iraqi Navy, and U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Charles Luckey MNSTC-I SAO talk with the cap Iraqi and international waters. vessel so Rear Adm. Jawad, Head of the Iraqi Navy, can pay a surprise visit to the captain and crew.
18 The Advisor January 2009 www.mnstci.iraq.centcom.mil BRIEFS BAGHDAD than 900 in Mosul MOSUL Iraq partners and the recruits for all local police forces in Mosul and the BAGHDAD BAGHDAD to assist students who are scheduled to BAGHDAD The Ministry of Interior BRIEFS BAJI, Iraq Transfer of Authority for AL ASAD, Iraq ISWAT, IA operations in northern Iraq BAGHDAD Rutbah SWAT arrests suspected AQI BALAD, Iraq
The Advisor January 2009 19 www.mnstci.iraq.centcom.mil BRIEFS BAJI, Iraq Transfer of Authority for AL ASAD, Iraq ISWAT, IA operations in northern Iraq BAGHDAD Rutbah SWAT arrests suspected AQI BALAD, Iraq
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