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Security efforts assist market re-openings, electricity supply
Tuesday, 05 June 2007

An Iraqi vender works on setting displays of fresh fruit on Haifa Street in central Baghdad. The area had been a  hot-bed  of violence and extremist activity, but now demonstrates signs of normal day-to-day living due to Fardh Al-Qanoon. U.S. Army photo by Lt. Col. Scott Bleichwehl, Headquarters, 1st Cavalry Division Public Affairs.

BAGHDAD ‚€” Iraqi citizens continued to benefit from the improved security measures here Monday.

Since temporary protective barriers have been raised to keep suicide bombers at bay within certain areas of the city, markets around Baghdad have resumed business and returned a sense of normalcy to the Iraqi population in local neighborhoods.

‚€œShoppers feel much safer [in the Rusafa District] going into the market now and they‚€™ve actually seen an increase in the number of local citizens using that market,‚€Ě said U.S. Army Lt. Col. John Rudolph, assistant chief of staff of civil military operations for Multi-National Division-Baghdad. ‚€œIt‚€™s a perception or an attitude that the stigma of the random violence has lessened.‚€Ě

Meanwhile, the Doura Market in Baghdad has also seen a significant difference.

According to Rudolph, Doura Market went from an unorganized street market of only a few dozen vendors to a thriving market place with more than 200 sellers.

Haifa Street was known as a ‚€œhot-bed‚€Ě of extremist activity, but currently, it serves as a thriving market area.

‚€œWe‚€™ve turned that around,‚€Ě said U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Vincent K. Brooks, the deputy commanding general for support with Multi-National Force-Baghdad.

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An Iraqi Air Force flight nurse, 2nd Lt. Amar, tends wounded Iraqis in a C-130 transport aircraft during a medical evacuation May 24. Photo by SFC Samuel McLarty. BAGHDAD ‚€” The first aviation safety class on Iraqi soil was completed last week at New Al Muthana Air Base in Baghdad. Nine Iraqi Air Force pilots and two American Coalition Air Force Transition Team‚€“Iraq members graduated the five-day course, taught jointly by American and Iraqi instructors.
 
Saving robots to save battlefield lives
The arm of the robots used by Explosive Ordnance Disposal teams consists of a circuit board with instructions attached directly to the main curcuit board. When a system is damaged, technicians rebuild the robots from the surving parts, replacing damaged areas with new or refurbished peices. Occasionally, the technicians will resolder and repair the circuit boards themselves. Photo by Sgt. Abel Trevino, 28th Public Affairs Detachment. BAGHDAD ‚€” One arm and a visceral cavity, wide open with its contents scattered about, is the cost of saving Soldiers‚€™ lives. But the brain is intact.

Despite the destruction, the remotely operated vehicle can be rebuilt and salvaged by Camp Victory‚€™s Joint Robotics Repair Facility.

This is an all-volunteer workshop that keeps warfighters safe by ensuring the first line of contact with insurgents and their devices is not human.

 
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers building 12 new schools

Workers apply a finish to an exterior wall of a new school in Mosul. The school is one of 12 currently being built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Gulf Region Division's Gulf Region North district in Ninewa Province. U.S. Army photo. MOSUL ‚€” The future of Iraq lies in the hands of its youngest citizens, and the future of those children lies in their ability to get a quality education.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recognizes this important connection and places a high priority on school building and rehabilitation in its mission to jumpstart infrastructure reconstruction in Iraq.

USACE Gulf Region Division's Gulf Region North (GRN) district is working on 12 new schools in the city of Mosul in Ninewa Province, Iraq.  Once completed, each school will accommodate 150 to 300 students and teachers.

 
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UPDATE ON HEALTH CARE ISSUES IN IRAQ - BRIEFERS: DR. QURAISH ALKASIR, PRESIDENT OF THE SOCIETY OF IRAQI SURGEONS AND ADVISER TO THE DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER OF IRAQ BRIGADIER GENERAL MICHAEL WALSH, COMMANDING GENERAL OF THE GULF REGION DIVISION OF THE U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS, May 23, 2007.

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