Cpl. Jaimey C. Syvruv, motor transportation mechanic, Combat Logistics Battalion 2, 1st Marine Logistics group, helps an Iraqi soldier trouble shoot a heater problem on a Humvee during the first Iraqi partnership at the Iraq camp, Dec. 31, 2008. "This is the first time we worked with Iraqi Soldiers at their camp instead of our maintenance area," said Gunnery Sgt. Duane E. Black, 38, Marceline, Mo., Motor Transportation Maintenance Platoon commander, CLB-2, 1st MLG. "We can train more of their mechanics at the Iraqi maintenance bay because they all can't come over to our shop." For more than a year, Iraqi mechanics on Camp Majed aboard Al Asad have been traveling to the American side of the base for Humvee mechanical training. No more than five Iraqi soldiers would show up every Wednesday to learn about fixing their military vehicles. Over the last year, the Primary Iraqi Command has been focusing on Marines standing back and advising instead of fixing the vehicles for them. "We're here to watch over the Iraqi soldiers and observe them work on HMMWV," said Syvruv, 22, Blanchardville, Wis. "We are standing back and letting them do the work so they can become more self sufficient." With all the mechanical knowledge the Marines taught to the Iraqi soldiers, U.S. forces will be able to leave Iraq knowing they can function as a military on their own.
|Date Posted:||04.10.2012 22:47|
|Location:||CAMP MEJID, IQ|
This work, Marines With Maintenance Company, Combat Logistics Battalion 2, 1st Marine Logistics Group, Conducted an Iraqi Partnership Dec. 31, 2008. the CLB-2 Mechanics Taught Iraqis Basic Vehicle Maintenance. [Image 1 of 2], by Cpl Jacob A. Singsank, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.