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May 3, 2004
Release Number: 04-05-05


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MOSQUES, POLICE, SCHOOLS BENEFIT FROM MARINE-RUN RENOVATIONS

AR RAMADI, Iraq - As part of the Coalition's focus on empowering Iraqis to effectively govern and police themselves, Marines delivered 10 newly painted police cars to the police chief in the town of Hit Saturday.

Soldiers with the 1st Brigade Combat Team, assigned to the 1st Marine Division, oversaw progress being made toward the building of a medical clinic in Ramadi, a project that began three days ago. Soldiers also discussed the possibility of building a marketplace with a local Imam. This marketplace will allow the citizens of Ramadi greater access to shop for goods.

Marines also oversaw the delivery of a truckload of boxed supplies to a school in Ramadi Saturday. The items included eight air conditioners, eight ceiling fans, three refrigerators and 17 school desks. The appliances were delivered to help alleviate conditions in the school as the temperatures climb during the summer months. A local contractor will install the appliances.

Additional renovation projects were identified at the school while Marines visited. These projects include repairs to a perimeter wall and gates, as well as debris removal.

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