This is for all those in the media telling us that we are working alone in the Middle East and that nothing good is happening.
New Greek Hospital Opens in Kabul
Story by Brigadier General (HA) Georgios Bardamaskos,
Greek Senior National Representative at USCENTCOM
The secret is out: The Greek Armed Forces’ 229th Mobile Field Surgical Hospital (MFSH) is one of the best medical facilities that have ever operated in Afghanistan. That’s not a boast, it’s an opinion shared by medical experts and officials alike. The 229th MFSH exists to support the International Security Assistance Force and the Afghan people, who deserve a bright, promising future.
Since 1950, Greece, despite its limited manpower, has participated in multi-national peacekeeping operations throughout the world, providing troops, units and expeditionary corps as well as military observers and humanitarian assistance.
$450,000 Cultural Center in Nasiriyah Is Presented by the Italian Government
In August, troops from Italy participating in Operation Iraqi Freedom literally made their mark on the southeastern city of Nasiriyah.
The capital of the governate of Dhi Qar, Nasiriyah has long been famous for its museum which collects Abbasid, Assyrian, Babylonian and Sumerian artifacts. Now the city, which lies alongside the Euphrates River, has a new landmark.
General Pietro Costantino, commanding officer of the Italian Task Force in Iraq, laid down the first stone of a cultural center that the Italian government has presented to the region’s citizens.
Romania Is Bringing Together All the Players to Establish a Better Future for Afghanistan
Story by Lt. Col. Mircea Romocia,
Romanian Armed Forces
The government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan is divided into several ministries, including the Ministry of Defense, Ministry of Education, and Ministry of Borders and Tribal Affairs.
By working closely with each of these entities, Combined Forces Command-Afghanistan strives to better the lives of the Afghan people as well as the effectiveness of the Afghan National Army.
French Navy Takes Over Task Force 150
Cdr. Bruno Kral,
Conseiller Marine Detachment
Task Force 150 is under the direction of the Combined Maritime Forces Component Commander (CFMCC). It operates in support of the OEF in the Arabian Sea, Gulf of Oman, Gulf of Aden and Red Sea, and is responsible for Maritime Security Operations (MSO), such as Counter the illegal movements of terrorists, weaponry and supporting materials in International waters; and Prevent International terrorist organizations from executing terrorist attacks against key maritime interests in the region.
Wait a minute! The French? This is news indeed…
Couple Supports Troops with Banana Bread
Story and photo by
Spc. Claude Flowers, 304th Mobile PAD
Albert Davis of Largo, Fla., may have retired from the U.S. Navy in 1973, but he’s still serving his country and doing all that he can for the military.
For the last 15 years, he and his wife Barbara have been diligently baking loaves of banana bread for American troops serving around the world.