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Steel Troopers Bring Iraqis and Pershmerga Together

The Steel Squadron lived like Iraqi soldiers for two weeks to assist Iraqi and Kurdish forces in closing security gaps along a shared boundary line.

67 Minutes: Celebrating Mandela Day

July 18 marks Mandela Day, and this year it also marks the centennial of Nelson Mandela’s birth. Every year on this day, people around the world are encouraged to spend 67 minutes taking action in and serving their communities to inspire change.

Airmen celebrate Independence Day with Polish community

Airmen from the 52nd Expeditionary Operations Group Detachment 2, operating out of Miroslawiec Air Base, Poland hosted a Fourth of July celebration for the local polish community.

Polish language class immerses Soldiers in cultural landscape

Soldiers posted to Bemowo Piskie, Poland, take advantage of the opportunity to learn Polish and, along the way, more about Polish culture as well.

Creating Maps for a Crisis

We look at the importance of having accurate maps during global health and humanitarian crises, and what organizations such as Missing Maps are doing in order to create these with the help of local communities and volunteers.

No-nonsense Soldiers Train Nigerian Infantry

U.S. Army and Nigerian soldiers recently trained together in the northern Nigerian, building rapport and honing skills necessary in the Nigerian Army's fight against Boko Haram.

International friendships formed through celebrating Girl Scouts’ birthday

Girl Scouts from Yamaguchi Prefecture celebrated the 106th birthday of their organization by learning arts and crafts and playing games from different cultures at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan.

Language extinction, and what that means for culture

What happens to culture when a language dies? Today we look at language extinction, and what that means for the loss of cultural knowledge and identity.

Breaking Down Cultural Barriers at the Olympic Games

The Pyeongchang Winter Olympics are well underway, and the games have brought us not only the best from athletes around the world, but a chance to peek into South Korean culture, and to also see some of the cross-cultural connections that the athletes make between each other.

Military Service and Cultural Exchange in Singapore

In the following article, Max West and other Singaporean National Service (NS) members discuss their experiences enlisting in the military, only to find that their lack of language skills (i.e. an inability to speak "Singlish" or Singaporean-English) gave them a tougher path to follow in connecting with their fellow service members. Read below to find out how they pushed through both the military and cultural training.