The US Central Command Newsletter for the week of October 24 can be found here. This week's issue highlights continuing Coalition earthquake relief efforts in Pakistan, the increased role of Iraqi Army units during the recent election, and humanitarian assistance projects in Iraq:
Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan — Airmen are joining Soldiers and Sailors here in assembling containers to help with the multinational effort to provide humanitarian assistance and support to the people of Pakistan following the 7.6—magnitude earthquake that shook the country Oct. 8.
Baghdad —— In the northeast neighborhoods of Baghdad lies the small and quiet neighborhood of Betoul. Far from the metropolitan center of Baghdad, the people who live in these outer areas of the 9 Nissan district are poor and don't have many essential services of sewer, water and electricity. Until recently, the electrical distribution network in this neighborhood was in fragile condition and required rehabilitation in order to provide the people with a reliable power supply.
Baghdad — As nearly 10 million Iraqi citizens went to the polls to vote on the Constitutional Referendum Oct. 15, the day also marked a milestone in the Iraqi Army's growing responsibility for the nation's security. Coalition Forces remained on call to support the Iraqi Army if needed during the Referendum.
Base Camp Adder, Ali Base, Iraq — Iraqi judges at the Az Zubayr Courthouse recently offered their valued opinions on a subject unrelated to the law, but nevertheless important to them. The judges provided their input on extensive renovations throughout the 1200—square—foot Basra provincial justice building. Three local Iraqi engineers developed the contract through a site assessment of existing facilities and meetings with the Az Zubayr judges.
Compiled by Doug Hanson 10 30 05