News: Iraqi Army gets ready to roll
MOSUL Iraq - Iraqi Security Forces received armored Humvees from Coalition Forces in April 2006 on Forward Operating Base Courage, Mosul, Iraq.
The vehicles are on loan to the ISF to help them succeed at their mission and to build the confidence of their Soldiers to effectively patrol the streets of Mosul.
"We are taking some of our Humvees that we have and loaning them to the Iraqis so they can have vehicles to patrol with," said Staff Sgt. Allen Bennett, shop foreman, 2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment, 172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team. "This will ensure that Iraqi Soldiers will not have to ride in the back of an [unarmored] pickup truck."
According to Bennett, the shop had to put the Iraqi flag and other markings on the loaner Humvees in order to distinguish their Humvees from our own.
Bennett said the goal is for the Iraqis to take over and get them to feel more confident on patrols and missions.
"This will help the Iraqis accomplish their missions without fear," said Bennett. "This is another step to let the Iraqis control their own country."
Date Posted:04.28.2006 09:53
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