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Skill Building

Your morning Marine update:

CAMP AL ASAD, Iraq (March 21, 2006) — Tucked neatly inside the Marines’ base here is an Iraqi Army camp, where Iraqi soldiers are training day and night to learn the skills they’ll need to eventually relieve Coalition Forces of security operations in Iraq.

The Iraqi soldiers here – part of the 2nd Brigade, 7th Iraqi Army Division – have spent months learning everything from basic marksmanship to administration and now, medical evacuation and treatment.

Most recently, the soldiers here received arguably some of the most crucial training they’ll need to survive in western Al Anbar Province – how to deal with a “mass casualty” event. …

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