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    Fort Riley and Georgian MPs train together at Noble Partner 18

    Clearing Corners

    Photo By Sgt. 1st Class R.J. Lannom Jr | Army Spc. Joseph Alvarez, a military policeman with the Fort Riley, Kan. based 287th...... read more read more



    Story by Staff Sgt. R.J. Lannom Jr 

    124th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment

    Military policemen from the Fort Riley, Kan. based 287th Military Police Company, currently assigned to U.S Army Europe as part of the Regionally Aligned Forces program in Grafenwohr, Germany are training and learning from their Georgian Armed Forces military police and National Guard during Noble Partner 18 at the Vaziani Training Area, Georgia Aug. 1-15, 2018.

    Noble Partner 18 is a cooperatively-led exercise between Georgian Armed Forces (GAF) , and the U.S. Army Europe, affords the GAF, participating nations and U.S. permanent and regionally- aligned forces to enhance the interoperability in a realistic and challenging multinational training environment.

    As U.S. military policemen teach and train their GAF counterparts on refining platoon and squad level tasks, they find themselves learning from the host-nation MPs.

    “The biggest thing I gotten out of working with the Georgians they really communicate well with each other during operation,” said Spc. Alyssa Garcia, military policeman, 287th Military Police Company. “They are not hasty and display a lot of tactical patience to develop the situation.”

    Both the Georgian and the U.S. military policemen are getting used to working and communicating with the 12 other military partners conducting the various training scenerios during the exercise.

    “It’s really great training out here with other partner militaries,” said Spc. Joseph Alvarez. military policeman, 287th Military Police Company “As far as the Georgian police, they really want to learn and be interoperable with us.”

    The overall mission of the 287th is to teach instructional classes and then transfer that training to event-based scenarios to reinforce the training. From operation orders, execution and after action reviews, the overall focus was on multinational communication skills.

    “It was a lot of give and take, with our Soldiers both giving corrections and receiving.

    “Miscommunication was a problem in the beginning since we are working with two different languages,” said 2nd Lt. Kyle Tharpe, platoon leader, 287th Military Police Company. “But over the course of the 11 days of working together we have reduced the language difficulties to almost nothing”.

    The 287th Military Police Company will complete its RAF mission in Germany at the end of August and return to Fort Riley, Kan. around the end of the year



    Date Taken: 08.11.2018
    Date Posted: 08.12.2018 01:50
    Story ID: 288391

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