Peacekeeping And Humanitarian Mission Successful
There are several different countries that are involved in the Coalition, and one of the most active countries in support of military coalition operations is the nation of Armenia. The 8th Armenian contingent is preparing to leave Iraq, with a end of mission ceremony at Camp Victory, Iraq.
The mission for the Armenian unit began in 2005, and they have worked hard to give support and assistance in a number of different missions in Iraq. Nearly 400 personnel have rotated through Iraq as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom, and they have given valuable support in engineering, transportation, and medicine.
More than 60 convoy missions have been led by soldiers from the Armenian group, and the engineers from their units have assisted in removing over 9,000 different pieces of unexploded ordnance and cleared close to 130 thousand square miles of land and terrain.
Doctors have worked to perform more than 300 surgeries on coalition personnel, and they have worked hard to be part of the coalition contingent.
?It is our honor to have served under Coalition command and to assist in the rebuilding of democracy in Iraq,? said Captain Ruben Papyan.
Captain Papyan is the 8th Armenian Commander and the senior Armenian national commander currently serving in Iraq. Their effort have been greatly appreciated by the citizens of Iraq, as well as the other members of the Coalition.