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Operation Iraqi Freedom

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Operation Iraqi Freedom


An Iraqi tank in a fighting position by a main road leading to the Military Iraqi Hospital in the town of An Nasiriyah on April 5, 2003.  An Nasiriyah received heavy fire during Operation Iraqi Freedom.  (Official photo by SSG Olga Steiert, 55th Signal Company (Combat Camera) Iraq; VIRIN: 030405-A-5953S-002)

Entrance to the Military Iraqi Hospital on April 5, 2003.  The hospital is a site of disaster after Operation Iraqi Freedom began.  (Official photo by SSG Olga Steiert,  55th Signal Company (Combat Camera) Iraq; VIRIN: 030405-A-5953S-007)

Medical supplies are scattered throughout An Nasiriyah Military Iraqi Hospital entrance on April 5, 2003.  The hospital is a site of disaster after Operation Iraqi Freedom.  (Official photo by SSG Olga Steiert,  55th Signal Company (Combat Camera) Iraq; VIRIN: 030405-A-5953S-009)

A trashed exam room in the An Nasiriyah hospital, April 5, 2003.  (Official photo by SSG Olga Steiert,  55th Signal Company (Combat Camera) Iraq; VIRIN: 030405-A-5953S-014)

101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) 2nd Brigade 1/502nd Infantry found an Ammunitions Cache at 2 schools in the CENTCOM area of responsibility.  Ammunition was destroyed at both locations.  This is the 4th location in 2 days.  (Official photo by SGT Luis Lazzara, 55th Signal Company (Combat Camera) Area of Operations CENTCOM, Iraq; VIRIN: 030406-A-5299L-046)

U.S. Army soldiers of B Company, 2/325 Airborne Infantry Regiment, move out for an operation on April 6, 2003, in the city of As Samawa.  (Official photo by SGT Kyran V. Adams,  55th Signal Company (Combat Camera) Camp Doha, Kuwait; VIRIN: 030406-A-6727A-019)

A U.S. Army Special Forces sergeant gives a Self-Aid and Buddy care training class to a group of Free Iraqi Forces (FIF) at an undisclosed location on April 8, 2003.  The FIF is here to receive training from U.S. Army Special Forces before going into combat in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.  (Official photo by SSG Quinton T. Burris (Combat Camera); VIRIN: 030408-F-8362B-015)

Two brothers thank U.S. Army Special Forces Medic and a special operator after the soldiers gave them medicine for their sister, who they said is afflicted with cancer at West Baghdad, Iraq on April 12, 2003.  SOF soldiers are patrolling the area to provide security for a local hospital.  (Official photo by SSGT Jeremy T. Lock, 1 CTCS CAFB (Combat Camera) West Baghdad, Iraq; VIRIN: 030406-A-6727A-019)

Baghdad, Iraq (April 14, 2003) - At the request of hospital staff, soldiers from the 3rd Infantry Division drive their Bradley Tank over a picture of Saddam Hussein in the courtyard of Yarmuk Hospital, where special operators from the 96th Civil Affairs Battalion survey a hospital for serviceability and assess damage done by looting.  Coalition Civil Affairs and medical teams provided much needed assistance throughout Iraq in support of OIF.  (Official photo by Jeremy T. Lock (Combat Camera) Baghdad, Iraq; VIRIN: 030414-F-1644L-005)

A member of the 422nd Civil Affairs Battalion examines a small girl with the help of her father and an interpreter in a makeshift clinic in a school house near Najaf, Iraq, on April 2, 2003.  The 422nd Civil Affairs Battalion was in the town working on several small projects including cleaning up debris inside the building.  (Official photo by SSG Kevin P. Bell, 55th Signal Co. (Combat Camera), near Najaf, Iraq; VIRIN: 030402-A-6418B-048)

Kurdish doctors working at the newly renamed Kirkuk General  Hospital brief visiting U.S. Army Medical personnel assigned to the 404th Civil Affairs Unit and the 10th Special Forces Group on the condition of a gun shot victim.  Coalition medical personnel are assisting in re-establishing local hospitals in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.  (Official photo by SSG Gary L. Kieffer, (Combat Camera) Kirkuk, Iraq; VIRIN: 030415-F-0000K-001)

On April 15, 2003, 30th Medical Brigade of Heidelberg, Germany talked with the director of Baghdad University Hospital about which medical supplies will benefit the hospital most.  (Official photo by SPC Daniel T. Dark, 55th Signal Co.  (Combat Camera) Baghdad, Iraq; VIRIN: 030415-A-1312D-028)

On April 15, 2003, soldiers from 30th Medical Brigade of Heidelberg, Germany and Iraqi civilians worked together to unload a truck of medical supplies for Baghdad Children's Hospital.  (Official photo by SPC Daniel T. Dark, 55th Signal Co.  (Combat Camera) Baghdad, Iraq; VIRIN: 030415-A-1312D-032)

On April 19, 2003, 30th Medical Brigade of Heidelberg, Germany sent an evaluation team to assess the quantities of medical supplies found in warehouses operated by the Ministry of Health.  (Official photo by SPC Daniel T. Dark, 55th Signal Co.  (Combat Camera) Baghdad, Iraq; VIRIN: 030419-A-1312D-018)

International Red Cross medical supplies arrived at Baghdad International Airport (BIAP), April 24, 2003.  The aircraft is the first Non-Governmental Organization to arrive at BIAP since the commercial runway opened on April 23.  (Official photo by SSG Cherie A. Thurlby (Combat Camera) Baghdad International Airport,  Iraq; VIRIN: 030424-F-7203T-009)

U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Scott Bartolo, 96th Civil Affairs Battalion, measures an Iraqi patient's blood pressure.  Medical aid is one of many humanitarian assistance programs established in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.  An Najaf, Iraq, April 25, 2003 (Official photo by SSG Kyle Davis, 55th Signal Co.  (Combat Camera) An Najaf, Iraq; VIRIN: 030425-A-2140D-007)

Soldiers of 4th Infantry Division, 329 and 418th Civil Affairs Battalion, load a dental chair and medical supplies on a HEMTT (Heavy Expanded Mobile Tactical Truck) to be delivered to local hospitals and clinics in Samarra, Iraq on May 3, 2003, during Operation Iraqi Freedom.  (Official photo by SPC Kathy Jo Young, 982nd Signal Co., 3rd BCT  (Combat Camera) Samarra, Iraq; VIRIN: 030503-A-5419Y-002)

Three armed vehicles pull up to the Ministry of Health building to drop off $140,000.  The money will be used to make an emergency payment to the Iraqi medical staff; $20,000 will be used to repair the Ministry of Health building.  (Official photo by SSG Olga Steiert, 55th Signal Co.  (Combat Camera) Iraq; VIRIN: 030503-A-5953S-008)

Spc. Weaver, a medical soldier from 3-502nd Infantry, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Ft. Campbell, KY, sleeps beneath the shelter of his poncho, May 11, 2003.  (Official photo by SSG Ronald Mitchell,  55th Signal Co.  (Combat Camera) Domiz, Iraq; VIRIN: 030511-A-1200M-002)

The infectious disease clinic, across from the Mosul Hospital, is guarded by medical soldiers from 3-502 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Ft. Campbell, KY, on May 11, 2003.  Although the clinic is not fully operational, patients are seen on a daily basis.  (Official photo by SSG Ronald Mitchell,  55th Signal Co.  (Combat Camera) Domiz, Iraq; VIRIN: 030511-A-1200M-009)

Medical supplies are stocked alongside trash outside of the emergency room of the Saddam General Hospital, which is being guarded by the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), 502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd Battalion, C Company, in Mosul, Iraq, on May 12, 2003.  (Official photo by SGT Michael Bracken, 982nd 55th Signal Co.  (Combat Camera) Mosul, Iraq; VIRIN: 030512-A-7096B-009)

On May 11, 2003, LTC Howard, of the 62nd Medical Brigade, attached to the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), delivers candies and gifts to children spending time in the hospital in Mosul, Iraq.  (Official photo by SGT Luis Lazzara, 55th Signal Co.  (Combat Camera) Mosul, Iraq; VIRIN: 030511-A-5299L-001)

Mariam Odda, a fine month old little girl held in a midwifes arms, is a patient at the Women's Hospital in Karbala City, May 18, 2003.  She suffers from gastro intestinal (GI) complications and, like a lot of other women and children in Karbala City, she will not get the medication and surgery needed to correct her problems.  U.S. Army and Navy personnel are in the process of getting new equipment for the Operating Room and also providing more medical supplies in hopes that women and children will receive better healthcare.  (Official photo by LCPL Nathan Alan Heusdens, 1st Marine Division (Combat Camera) Karbala, Iraq; VIRIN: 030518-M-0367H-007)

The 30th Medical Brigade, out of Vilseck, Germany, offer dental care for the residents of As Salem, a suburb of Baghdad, on May 21, 2003.  The performed 31 extractions and 3 fillings at this site.  The 30th Medical Brigade was on of many assets in Task Force Neighborhood.  TFN is designed to clean up Iraq and help show the people of Iraq that the United States is here to help.  (Official photo by SGT Jeremiah Lancaster, 982nd Signal Co.  (Combat Camera) Baghdad, Iraq; VIRIN: 030521-A-4125L-006)

A crowd of Iraqi doctors and nurses waits to listen to Senior Advisor of the Ministry of Health, Mr. Steven Browning, to discuss the up coming change in the election of the new Ministry of Health.