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January 19, 2004
Release Number: 04-01-47


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


TASK FORCE "ALL AMERICAN" PROVIDES AID, SECURITY FOR AL ANBAR

RAMADI, Iraq- The 82nd Airborne Division and its subordinate units continued missions over the last 24 hours to bring peace and prosperity to the residents of the Al Anbar province.

Civil affairs personnel with the 3rd Brigade Combat Team delivered $12,000 to three clinics and a hospital in the Iskandariyah area which will allow the clinics and hospitals to purchase needed medicines. These funds will immediately allow the three clinics and the hospital to provide adequate medical care to the 150,000 residents in the area.

Civil Affairs personnel with the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment enlisted 177 applicants for the Iraqi Civil Defense Corps in the Al Qa'im region. Turn out for the enlistments exceeded the single day processing capability, demonstrating the desire of the people to secure their future. Additionally, there was the continued training of 240 police recruits, 342 border police and 623 ICDC throughout Multinational Division (West). There are also 197 ICDC graduates in advanced collective training at Forward Operating Base Junction City.

Today, members of the 1st Battalion, 124th Infantry Regiment, Florida National Guard, continued exploitation of the two caches discovered yesterday in Ar Ramadi. They have found an additional 53 mortar rounds, 139 blocks of TNT, 21 mines, assorted types and amounts of blasting caps, boosters and explosive enablers. All of the munitions have been removed for destruction.

Soldiers of Task Force "All American" continue to provide aid, security and safety to the people of the Al Anbar province. Their continued efforts will bring further peace and security to the region.

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