The 155th Armored Brigade Combat Team participated in security force advisor training consisting of language, culture, foreign weapons, and use of a translator.
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.
A bilateral affairs officer of the West Virginia National Guard recently graduated from a three-week basic Arabic course offered at the Qatar Armed Forces Language Institute in Al Sheehaniya, Qatar.
A small group of Soldiers from the Army Reserve 310th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) Indianapolis, and the 82nd Sustainment Brigade Fort Bragg, N.C. are currently serving as a logistical advise and assist team at Camp Taji, Iraq, to help Iraqi Security Forces sustain their war fighters as they push forward in their fight against ISIL. They accomplish this mission by drinking a lot of coffee and tea (chai).
The 149th Military Engagement Team in Kentucky underwent training in preparation for their federal mobilization to the Middle East in support of U.S. Army Central Command operations. This training included five days of cultural and language training, in which they delved into cultural norms and behaviors as well as the history of the countries they’ll be operating in during the mobilization.