April 2009 The Advisr MNSTC-I Hosts Womens Forum page 3 Multi-National Security Transition Command Iraq
2 Commanding GeneralSergeant MajorPublic Affairs OfficerDeputy Public Affairs OfficerMoD Public Affairs AdvisorDoIA Public Affairs OfficerMoD Media Relations Officer Public Affairs NCOICEditorGraphic DesignPhotojournalistPublic Affairs Operations NCO>> ON THE COVERThe Advisor Contents of this paper are not necessarily The Advisr Iraqi Security Forces took another necessary step toward total Iraqi control in secur ing northwest Baghdad. FeaturesIraqi Army and Coalition partners traveled to Besmaya Range Complex Feb. 23 for an update on the new M1A1 Abrams training program Tank Program Managers visit Besmaya 4 17 12 Iraqi Mi-17 multi-role helicopter performed a night vision navigation passenger movement mission.Photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Mark Burrell local dignitary March 5 at the Adl Sports Center in Kadamiyah, Iraq. The students graduated from a heavy equipment operators course funded by Coalition forces. First Iraqi-taught Waterborne Ops CourseProudly standing in front of their recentlydelivered River Patrol Boats, 19 Iraqi Po6 9New environmentallyengineered landll in KirkukThe city is serious about solving its garbage problem and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is part of a joint, multi-nation al effort to provide solutions10Baghdad Police College opens rst Foreign Language CenterThe Baghdad Police College, opened its newly-constructed language center within the High Institute Security progress allows for Shulla transfer to ISF Iraqi Mi-17 Multi-role Helicopter performs night training mission Photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Mark Burrell before a graduation from a heavy equip ment operators course funded by the Coalition force.
3 BAGHDAD International Day 2009 was marked with the designed to bring Iraqi women together with women from Transition Command Iraq relationships within the MNSTC-I Directorate of DDA) coordinator of the Director of Military Training roles and responsibilities. He also felt it was a good idea to get feedback from these women regarding what stated that they wanted to create the atmosphere for an to. The aim was for the Iraqi women in western society and Inspector and Assistant to Ministry of Defense (MoD) By U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Patricia Ruth MNSTC-I PAO local dignitary March 5 at the Adl Sports Center in Kadamiyah, Iraq. The students graduated from a heavy equipment operators course funded by Coalition forces. progresseswhen women mentioned key women who United States Marine Corps shared with the Iraqi women the military. She stated that only 6% of the Marines force remarked on the strides that women are making both in the work. He stated that women are breaking down barriers to be patientlook where we The Iraqi women were First Womens Forum held at MNSTC-I card to get a sense of what Photo by U.S. Air Force Senior Airman StefanieTorrres Photo by U.S. Air Force Senior Airman StefanieTorrres Lt. Gen. Frank G. Helmick, Commanding General of MNSTC-I and Najwa Mustafa attended the recent Womenss Forum held at Phoenix Base. out more about western culture and values from a female perspective.
4 BESMAYA the new M1A1 Abrams training program answer session with the top Iraqi designed to demonstrate the speed platform. intense tank training to the program of hands-on training and classroom with the operations of the weapons compared to the real thing. Using the Iraqi M1A1 Tank Program Managers visit Besmaya Range ComplexBy U.S. Air Force Capt. Tommy Avilucea MNSTC-I PAO Brig. Gen. Steven Salazar, commander, Joint Headquarters Army Advisory Training Team, and Brig. Gen. Hazim, Iraqi M1A1 Program Manager, receive a briefing on capabilities of the Abrams tank during a management review at Besmaya Range Complex Feb. 23.. Brig. Gen. Hazim, Iraqi Army M1A1 Program Manager, rides in the tank com manders hatch of the Abrams Tank at Besmaya Range ComplexPhoto by U.S. Air Force Capt. Tommy Avilucea to train 11 Iraqi tank crews in each of Photo by U.S. Air Force Capt. Tommy Avilucea possible training to the Iraqi Army before
5 BAGHDAD Network Program Manager for the Ministry of Information; and Dr. Ali Ministry of Defense. U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Sorenson addresses AFCEA meetingBy U.S. Navy Petty Ocer 1st Class Jim Bane U.S Army Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Sorensen addreses a meeting of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association on the Armys way forward for Information Technology and its application for forward-deployed troops MNSTC-I PAO is transforming what its IT network the ability to establish collaboration as a be transitioning a lot of independent networks into a single network enterprise. Dr. Taresh asked if the Coalition faced any obstacles that the Ministry of Defense in training and mentoring their
6 BAGHDAD Command Iraq. These police non-sectarian manner with no political also emergency response skills. The Center transforms from a station and training center. First Iraqi-taught Waterborne Ops Course graduates 19By U.S. Army Pfc. Bethany Little Multi National Corps-Iraq Iraqi Maj. Gen Ali al-Yassiri, commander, Baghdad Patrol Police, addresses the emony at the Baghdad River Patrol Station and Training Center An Iraqi River Patrol boat conducts operations on the Tigris River in Bagh dad. Station and Training Center. Photo by U.S. Army Lt. Col. Gary Kollb Photo by U.S. Army Lt. Col. Gary Kolb
7 Iraqis assume responsibility for FOB IskanAli Abd Al-Ameer Al-Yasseri, General Director of Operations, Ministerial PresiForward Operating Base Iskan, Feb. 22. The transfer of authority releases Coali tion Forces from responsibilities of the FOB and puts the Ministry of Electricity in full control. FORWARD OPERATING BASE ISKAN and power plant workers gathered to the Ministerial Presidency and Lt. and demonstrates the capabilities of the the Ministry of Electricity. The last The power plant had stopped Lt. Col Steven Miska, commander, 1st Battalion, 2nd Infantry Regiment, deliv ers a speech during a transfer of authority ceremony held at Forward Operat ing Base Iskan, Feb. 22. During Miskas speech, he spoke about how now is the perfect time to give the Ministry of Electricity full control over FOB Iskan.. Multi-National Division-Center PAO Coaltion forces maintained the employees work at the power plant.
8 Resources Management and Budgeting conference ends with awards ceremony.BAGHDAD participants in the DRMI Participants came from the Iraqi Ministry of The conference was a ministries. By U.S. Navy Petty Ocer 1st Class Jim Bane MNSTC-I PAOTransition Coordination-Iraq conference concentrated conference also facilitated international best practices agencies. The conference was participating ministries material presented. It was all these ministries together in one room where they sit and talk to each other. There be as important as what we and asked the ministries what their shortcomings were with regard to relate to challenges of their Now we will the skills for the military which will this workshop we are all Abbas Mohamed said that all the information from The recently held Resource Management and Budgeting workshp ended with over 40 attendees receiving graduato them by U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Charles D. Luckey.
9 Kirkuk old problem: what to do with all that its garbage problem and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is part of safety concerns. which meets both the highest U.S. standards. This site represents the years according to the engineers. station where garbage is compacted. The kind in Iraq south of Kirkuk, Iraq. The $2.5 million facility has the capacity to handle 300 tons of waste per day. By Mike Scheck Gulf Region North capacity and to compact the trash before solid waste transfer sites. The Dalo implementing some of their own ideas at site of the second waste transfer station The price tag for each solid waste site is sites. training in all aspects of the operation. with employees and the Research maintenance and site management training. Photo by Mike Scheck
10 BAGHDAD, Iraq The Training and Professionalization of the Iraqi police. The center consists of two classrooms Iraqi Police with a demonstrated a by USAF Maj. Kimberly Layne MNSTC-I PAO Members of the Minstry of Interior receive a demonstration on the headset equipment in the new Foreign Language Learn ing Center at the BPCs High Institute Feb. 28. The opening of this new center of this center; it has some of the latest Many people were responsible for the Police Assistance Training Team and center possible. they are able to operate in a global
11 Umm Qasr residents get new medical facilityBy A. Al Bahrani Gulf Region Division South district BASRA A modern testing laboratory is now available at the newly-opened primary healthcare clinic in Umm Qasr. Lila provides medication to Umm Qasr residents seeking medical care at the newly-opened primary healthcare clinic there. BASRA Coalition members and local media. Basra regional courthouse ready to serve justiceBy U.S. Army Sta Sgt. Aaron Thacker Multi-National Division South East PAO cases. the progress that the Coalition and the of the most important aspects of self to complete by Iraqi contractors with This is a symbol of the establishment
12 By U.S. Army Spc. Dustin Roberts Multi-National Division Center PAOSecurity progress allows for Shulla transfer to ISFBAGHDAD As per a recently signed to the transfer ceremony and had a chance astonishing progress we see on a daily walks the streets of the Shulla neighborhood of northwest Baghdad during a media walk-through March 2. has not been this good in a long time. Kim Gamel (left foreground), from Associated Press, interviews Lt. Col. John Vermeesch, commander, 1st Combined Arms Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Multi-National DivisionBaghdad of news in their neighborhood.
13 By U.S. Army Sgt. David Hodge Multi-National Division Baghdad PAOFORWARD OPERATING BASE FALCON their area of operations to Soldiers of the Along with local leaders and the marked the addition of Rashid to their area of operations for the remainder of their deployment. yearlong deployment. and professionalism. separate casing ceremonies to highlight 1st BCT transfers authority of Rashid to 2nd BCT Col. Ted Martin, commander, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Multi-National Division Baghdad, renders honors during the playing of the Na tional Anthem at a transfer of authority ceremony March 4 at Forward Operating Base Falcon. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. David HodgeIraqi Brig. Gen. Faiswl al-Tallall, commander of the 5th Brigade, 2nd National Police Division, presents Lt. Col. Matthew Elledge, commander of the 1st Battalion, 22nd Infan try Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Multi-National Divi sion Baghdad, with an Iraqi Medallion.U.S. Army photo by Sgt. David Hodgethe deployment and bring an end to their forget those Soldiers who made the
14 Electronic Counterbegins at BesmayaBy U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Kirsten Froelich 3rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) Public AairsTroops earn citizenship in IraqBAGHDAD welcomed into the American fold on foreign soil. COB ADDER the local area. BESMAYA COMBAT TRAINING CENTER Engineer Regiments began receipt and training with the Symphony electronic triggering of roadside bombs. partnered with Lockheed-Martin to install Symphony systems in 22 Iraqi organized with trained engineer and Iraq to protect the Iraqi people and deadly IED threats. This represents a make it one of only two militaries in the partnership between the Iraqi military By U.S. Army Maj. Adrian Henegan MNSTC-I JHAATT Multi-National Corps-Iraq PAO
15 BAGHDAD There was a large contracts. Equipment Operator Class Graduates, Develops Skills for Developing Iraq the training: theoretical and practical. The phase consists of hands-on training with Casey. were more than monetary. The partnership between the coalition rewards of these accomplishments. Story by U.S. ArmySta Sgt. Mark Burrell Iraqi students celebrate before a graduation for a heavy equipment opera tors course funded by Coalition forces March 5 at the Adl Sports Center in Kadamiyah. Iraqi girls sing the Iraqi national anthem for a graduation ceremony while Soldiers from the Special Troops Battalion, 1st Infantry Division, secure the area March 5 at the Adl Sports Center in Kadamiyah. Multi-National Division Baghdad The training was smooth and they were An Iraqi student dances with an Iraqi equipment operators course funded by Coalition forces March 5 at the Adl Sports Center in Kadamiyah.
16 BAGHDAD Interior Minister inspectors general in the Ministry of to be close to the Iraqi people and their concerns and work to praised the inspectors general for their commitment and spirit of responsibility to the ministry and the direct connection between terrorism Inspector General Conference highlights accomplishmentsBy USAF Maj. Kimberly Layne MNSTC-I PAO Iraqi Interior Minister Jawad al Bolani speaks at the 3rd Annual Inspector General Conference here March 5. He praised the MoI inspectors general for prove security and build trust with the community over the last three years. of Iraq. Integrity and transparency Another milestone for the Inspector rights. Milano noted that nearly 100 inspections of Iraqi detention centers acknowledge and recognize the police said Milano. and information tracking and more prospects for the Ministry of Interior system is the backbone for eliminating Mohsin. He said the Ministry of Interior
17 Iraqi Mi-17 Multirole Helicopter performs night training missionIraqi Air Force Lt. Amur, Flight Medic checks on patients as they prepare for transport, TAJI transport mission. Stops were made at on Mar. 07. By USAF Capt. Tommy Avilucea MNSTC-I PAO has helped me a lot. I like training with patients from anywhere in Iraqi. I can
18 BRIEFSBAGHDAD Iraqi Army soldiers from the immediately responded to help ordinance disposal team responded to the site and the partnership is strong and ISF, MND-B Soldiers dis cover IED in Mansour Military Police Officer Ba sic Course graduation at An Numaniyah AN NUMANIYAH Iraqi Military Police Academy at An designed and mentored by personnel ISF, MND-B Soldiers distribute supplies to Karada schoolsBAGHDAD pencil sets and crayons. Most of the citizens are seen relying more and day life. citizens] are now able to address their they realize the NP play a role in their this allow the people to see and talk to man approached the combined forces needs of the school. Long credited the area schools. This lets [National Policemen] see bathrooms. This allows them to see all by the children. This is one of the most important Elementary School in order to enhance are going to try to help them in the The headmaster at the Shana and this type of operation.
19 BRIEFSCoalition Forces Relinquish Responsibility for Sons of IraqMOSUL ceremony with key leaders of the and is yet another step forward the commanding general of the The Sons of Iraq stood in the ceremonial formation while Caslen KIRKUK training and planning by the medical Defense Unit. inhalation to life-threatening internal with a coordinated deployment of and arterial bleeding. Mass Casualty exercise conducted in Kirkuk Team (formerly Coalition Army the critical transition from coalition to Iraqi-led operations.The ceremony was followed by problems this coming payday. Hospital in the city. Coalition detainee popula tion falls to 13,832BAGHDAD signed agreement between the U.S. to be released in a safe and orderly Agreement.
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