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Polish Military Contingent Changes Command

Multi-National Force-Iraq

Thursday, 25 January 2007
Multi-National Corps – Iraq
Public Affairs Office, Camp Victory
APO AE 09342

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
RELEASE No. 20070125-05
Jan. 25, 2007

Polish Military Contingent Changes Command
Multi-National Corps – Iraq PAO

CAMP ECHO, Iraq – The Multi-National Division Central South transferred authority in a ceremony Jan. 24 at Camp Echo, Iraq.

“Our mission has just finished; we are going home,” said Maj. Gen. Bronislaw Kwiatkowski, commander, MND-CS.

During the ceremony, Kwiatkowski reported to Lt. Gen. Ray Odierno, commander, MNC-I, about progress in the region. Eighth Iraqi Division Soldiers participated alongside Coalition Forces in the ceremony, which involved Kwiatkowski handing the MND-CS flag to the incoming commander, Maj. Gen. Pawel Lamla.

A day prior to the ceremony, Maj. Gen. Grzegorz Buszka relinquished command of the Battle Combat Team to Maj. Gen. Miroslaw Rozanski at Camp Delta, Iraq.

Seventh rotation Soldiers took huge steps toward bringing the provinces together, said Vice Ministry of Defense Marek Zajakala. “You outstandingly performed your tasks and missions during (your) tour of duty.”

Zajakala also thanked Kwiatkowski for his personal engagement and determination. “I wish you and all your Soldiers (a) safe and happy homecoming, and
for VIII rotation Soldiers continuation of ongoing accomplishment of their predecessors.”

Abdel Kader Jassem Al Obaidi of the Iraqi Ministry of Defense joined unit leaders near the ceremony’s end. The governor of Al Quadisiyah province, Khalil Jalil Hamza, recognized the accomplishments of VII rotation Soldiers, and a multi-national military parade concluded the ceremony.

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FOR MORE INFORMATION OR FOR HIGH-RES PHOTOS, CONTACT MULTI-NATIONAL CORPS – IRAQ, PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICE BY E-MAIL AT MNCI-PAO-VICTORYMAINJOC@IRAQ.CENTCOM.MIL



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