December 1, 2012
By Rita Boland

Through a foreign military
 sales program that sends ocean vessels to Iraq, officials hope to facilitate stability in the area.

Though operations Iraqi Freedom and New Dawn officially have come to an end, U.S. military support to the nation that contained the conflicts has not. The U.S. Navy has completed its transfer of platforms to its counterpart in the Middle East via a program to arm the developing sea service for its maritime challenges. Training and other support activities will continue in this effort designed to shore up maritime security in the region as well as to improve relations between the recent partners.

March 2011
By Rita Boland, SIGNAL Magazine


Platoon Sergeant Sgt. 1st Class Frank Reddish, USA, of 1st Platoon, Able Company, 1st Battalion 27th Infantry Regiment (1-27 IN), leads his platoon in clearing a known enemy mortar position prior to the change of command ceremony between the 3rd and 4th infantry divisions.

February 2011
By Rita Boland, SIGNAL Magazine


Staff Sgt. Travis Ancrum, USA (r), 5th squad leader with the 501st Military Police Company, Division Special Troops Battalion, 1st Armored Division, United States Division-Center (USD-C), discusses a rendezvous location with Iraqi Army soldiers in Baghdad.

July 2008
By Maryann Lawlor

Lt. Damian Taylor, USN (l), program manager, Iraqi Command and Control Network (IC2N), and Col. Karlton Johnson, USAF, J-6, Multinational Security Transition Command–Iraq (MNSTC-I), plan strategies for possible IC2N fielding priorities to recommend to the Iraqi Minister of Interior.
Cooperative effort enables ministries of Defense and Interior to stay connected and share information.

January 2007
By Maryann Lawlor

Cpl. Kelvin Brodie, USMC, checks radio equipment inside his high-mobility multipurpose wheeled vehicle at Camp Blue Diamond in Ar Ramadi, Iraq. Analysis of U.S. Marine Corps vehicles and communications equipment in Iraq reveals that the protracted engagement there is affecting overall military readiness.
Researchers describe short- and long-term costs of drawn-out conflicts.