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US Air Force (USAF) SENIOR AIRMAN (SRA) Brent Skeen, AF Broadcaster, Armed Forces News (AFN)-Iraq, fits an Iraqi student with a microphone for an interview after a ceremony celebrating the re-opening of the Al Manama Primary School in the Abu Ghraib district of Baghdad, Iraq. Soldiers from the US Army (USA) Reserve 414th Civil Affairs Battalion (CAB) repaired the school with funds the 1ST Armored Division (AD) set aside specifically for reconstruction projects during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

US Air Force (USAF) SENIOR AIRMAN (SRA) Brent Skeen, AF Broadcaster, Armed Forces News (AFN)-Iraq, fits an Iraqi student with a microphone for an interview after a ceremony celebrating the re-opening of the Al Manama Primary School in the Abu Ghraib district of Baghdad, Iraq. Soldiers from the US Army (USA) Reserve 414th Civil Affairs Battalion (CAB) repaired the school with funds the 1ST Armored Division (AD) set aside specifically for reconstruction projects during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

 
 
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Base: Coalition Provisional Authority

State: Baghdad

Country: Iraq (IRQ)

Scene Major Command Shown: CPA/Strategic Communications

Scene Camera Operator: TSGT John L. Houghton Jr., USAF

Release Status: Released to Public
Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Iraq War aka Operation IRAQI FREEDOM was the 2003 invasion of Iraq, led by U.S. Army General Tommy Franks, under the code-name "Operation Iraqi Freedom". 248,000 soldiers from the United States, 45,000 British soldiers, 2,000 Australian soldiers and 194 Polish soldiers from Special Forces unit GROM sent to Kuwait for the invasion. The invasion force was also supported by Iraqi Kurdish militia troops, estimated to number upwards of 70,000.

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01/12/2003
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