Images: 'Black Jack' soldiers transition base [Image 2 of 6]
Photo by Staff Sgt. Shawn Miller
Sgt. Stephen Miller, an infantryman attached to Company A, 1st Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, provides guidance to 5th Iraqi Army Division instructors prior to the start of a live fire exercise at Kirkush Military Training Base, Iraq, March 9, 2011. Following feedback provided by U.S. advisors, the Iraqi instructors took the lead role in teaching the exercise to the IA units while U.S. soldiers observed. The 1st Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, "Gimlets," part of the 2nd Advise and Assist Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, plan to transition full control of the 25-day training cycles, known as Tadreeb al Shamil, Arabic for All Inclusive Training. Tadreeb al Shamil is an Iraqi military initiative for IA units to develop the ability to train and lead individual and collective training necessary to sustain a modern army.
Date Posted:08.24.2011 03:28
Location:KIRKUSH MILITARY TRAINING BASE, IQ