Support: Sailors and Airmen Help Out in Iraq

Archives

January 7, 2006: While the U.S. Army is doing most of the work in Iraq, it has managed to get the air force and navy to contribute nearly 4,000 troops for combat support jobs. The air force has 1,500 airmen running convoys throughout Iraq and another thousand air force security personnel guarding prisoners. The navy helps out with logistics, construction and other support tasks. The navy is also increasing the size of it's "brown water navy" force, to help provide combat forces along the coast and on the rivers of Iraq.

The air force and navy also have over 10,000 troops performing more traditional tasks, like running and guarding air bases and port facilities, as well as providing air support and air transport.

 


Article Archive

Support: Current 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 


X

ad
0
20

Help Keep Us Soaring

We need your help! Our subscription base has slowly been dwindling. We need your help in reversing that trend. We would like to add 20 new subscribers this month.

Each month we count on your subscriptions or contributions. You can support us in the following ways:

  1. Make sure you spread the word about us. Two ways to do that are to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
  2. Subscribe to our daily newsletter. We’ll send the news to your email box, and you don’t have to come to the site unless you want to read columns or see photos.
  3. You can contribute to the health of StrategyPage. A contribution is not a donation that you can deduct at tax time, but a form of crowdfunding. We store none of your information when you contribute..
Subscribe   Contribute   Close