Operation Iraqi Freedom


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Operation Iraqi Freedom

The official United States military name for the war between the U.S. and its allies and Saddam Hussein's Iraq and later various insurgent groups. Operation Iraqi Freedom removed Saddam Hussein, Iraq's dictator, from power. However, it created a significant power vacuum, which led to high levels of violence. Economically, it disrupted Iraq's oil production during a period of time in which oil prices quadrupled. Operation Iraqi Freedom lasted from 2003 to 2011; it was controversial both in the United States and abroad.
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Cartee-Duval, daughter of Sandra Cartee of Winchendon, is returning to the United States after a deployment to Iraq or Afghanistan in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom or Operation Enduring Freedom.
Sailors who deployed to the eastern Mediterranean Sea, east of 30 degrees east longitude, in connection with Operation Iraqi Freedom between March 19 and April 11, 2003, and not already entitled to IDP and CZTR benefits for March and/or April, should contact their local disbursing office for more information or see NAVADMIN 036/04.
Operation Iraqi Freedom Anti-Radiation Missile: Rules of Engagement, HARM Usage and Lessons Learned--LT Dave Kurtz, USN, Naval Strike and Air Warfare Center (NSAWC)
military is working with international relief organizations to help provide food and medicine for the Iraqi people in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. U.S.
The most prominent spokespeople of color who supported Operation Iraqi Freedom are leaders of ethnic organizations, some of which are very small or otherwise marginal.
Poppe, director of "This is the first time we have had a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom be chosen for this award," she said.
The higher reported obligations in fiscal year 2007 are largely due to costs associated with Operation Iraqi Freedom, in part due to the surge strategy announced in January 2007, which provided for the deployment of additional troops.
Sanders spearheaded the introduction of commercial airlift of cargo into Iraq, which hadn't happened since the beginning of Operation Iraqi Freedom. During Sanders' command, theater airlift assets and coalition forces moved more than 300,000 passengers and 41,000 short-tons of cargo and supplies for Pakistan Earthquake Relief Operations.
The squadron is flying in support of II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward) (II MEF) engaged in Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF).
The South Korea was one of the early contributors to Operation Iraqi Freedom, and now has 3,400 troops in country, making it the third-largest coalition partner in Iraq.
And for Operation Iraqi Freedom we actually had 10 AEF force packages, we called eight of those forward to go fight that war.
The 599th Transportation Group, located at Wheeler Army Air Field, Hawaii, will take charge of freight movements for Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom for the next six months.
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