In Photos: A Look Back at Operation Iraqi Freedom

March 18, 2019

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The US military, along with providing continuous and direct assistance and training to Iraqi forces during Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), helped in building schools, bridges and dams, sanitizing water supplies, providing security for civilians in Iraq while leaving themselves open to danger at every turn.

 

Iraqi special operations forces along with coalition forces continue to search for the three captive soldiers and to detain suspected terrorist leaders of an insurgent force in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Photo by Michael Watkins

 

Members of the Iraqi special operations forces advised by coalition forces conduct a combat operation to detain suspected terrorist leaders of an insurgent force in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Michael B.W. Watkins

 

US Army Capt. Scott Steele, left, with the US Military Transition Team, and Iraqi army soldiers with 4th Battalion, 2nd Brigade, 5th Iraqi Army Division take a lunch break in Tahrir, Iraq.

US Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Stacy L. Pearsall

 

A Marine working the refueling pits at Al Asad, Iraq scurries to keep up with the pace of operations in the Al Anbar Province in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom II. Approximately 250 flights were coordinated each day on the busy runways of this old Iraq Air Base, some 209 km (130 miles) west of the Iraqi capital Baghdad.

USMC photo by Gunnery Sgt. Chad McMeen

 

A US Army soldier carries a wounded Iraqi child into the Charlie Medical Center on Camp Ramadi, Iraq, for medical evaluation.

DoD photo by Lance Cpl. James F. Cline III, US Marine Corps. 

 

A pilot's flight equipment sits in a cubby hole inside the Aviation Life Support System section storage container at Al Taqaddum, Iraq, May 12, 2006. The section's Marines are responsible for repairing and maintaining the personalized gear as well as environmental systems onboard UH-1N Huey and AH-1W Super Cobra helicopters in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Photo by: Cpl. Jonathan K. Teslevich

 

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US Army Staff Sgt. Kevin Reese and his military working dog Grek wait at a safe house before conducting an assault against insurgents in Buhriz, Iraq.

US Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Stacy L. Pearsall

 

From left, Airman 1st Class Dustin Ballard, Senior Airman Jeremy Book and Staff Sgt. William Brown pose for a photo while deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, June 1, 2005. During their nine month deployment, Ballard served as a truck driver, Book as a truck gunner and Brown as a truck commander.

(Courtesy photo)

 

A USAF F-15E Strike Eagle fighter from the 492nd Fighter Squadron, Royal Air Force, Lakenheath, England, releases flares during a combat sortie in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Aaron D. Allmon II

 

US Army Spc. Cory Jones, from Black Hawk Company, 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, and an Iraqi National Policeman provide security during a combined cordon and search in the Shaab/Ur area of Baghdad,

US Army photo by Sgt. Tierney Nowland

 

Armament Airman assigned to the 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing load munitions onto A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft during Operation Iraqi Freedom began.

USAF photo/Senior Airman JoAnn S. Makinano

 

US Army Pfc. Kurtis Tripp, a rifleman/squad automatic gunner with Alpha Company, 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, shakes hands with an Iraqi child during a cordon and search operation in a village west of Baghdad, Iraq.

US Navy photo by Kitt Amaritnant

 

 

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US Army Soldiers from Charlie Troop, 4th Squadron, 9th Calvary Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, provide security as residents of Haifa Street receive food and aid in Baghdad, Iraq.

US Army photo by Spc. Olanrewaju Akinwunmi

 

Sgt. David Kellogg of the 318th (PSYOPS) Psychological Operations Battalion, a reserve unit out of Jefferson Barracks St. Louis, Miss., attached to the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), plays with Iraqi children at the Western Nigel Gate of the Ancient City of Nineveh in Mosul, Iraq, during Operation Iraqi Freedom, Sept. 5, 2003.

US Army photo by Pvt. Daniel D Meacham

 

Baghdad Eagles in the shadows ñ Soldiers from a platoon of 3rd battalion, 4th Brigade, 6th Iraqi Army Division ìBaghdad Eaglesî move stealthily through the muddied ground of a palm grove on a recent patrol in the area of Mahmudiyah, Iraq, 17 miles south of the Iraqi capital.

US Army photo by Pfc. Jon Cano, 2nd BCT, 10th Mountain Public Affairs


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US Army Sgt. 1st Class Leslie Hoyt, from Charlie Troop, 4th Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, is interviewed by Laura Logan of CBS news on Haifa Street in Baghdad, Iraq.

US Army photo by Spc. Olanrewaju Akinwunmi

 

US Army 1st Lt. Brian Sbertoli, from Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, attached to 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, provides security during a patrol in the Baladiat area of East Baghdad, Iraq.

US Army photo by Staff Sgt. Bronco Suzuki

 

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An AH-1W Cobra aircraft cuts through the sky as the sun sets on the military base Al Asad, located in the Al Anbar Province of Iraq.

More than 250 flights were coordinated each day in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Photo by Gunnery Sgt. Chad McMeen

 

Disclaimer: The appearance of US Department of Defense (DoD) visual information on this website does not imply or constitute DoD endorsement. 

 

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