30 Jun '15, 8pm

82nd Airborne takes over mission of training Iraqi soldiers:

82nd Airborne takes over mission of training Iraqi soldiers:

Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Grinston, right, passes the Combined Joint Forces Land Component Command-Iraq colors to Maj. Gen. Paul E. Funk II during a transfer of authority ceremony Sunday, June 28, 2015, in Baghdad. William Reinier/U.S. Army The first Army unit tasked with helping rebuild the beleaguered Iraqi army after the Islamic State’s advance across northern Iraq has transferred authority to its successor after completing a nine-month deployment. The 82nd Airborne Division took command Sunday of the Combined Joint Forces Land Component Command-Iraq from the 1st Infantry Division, which helped to establish several training facilities that officials say have turned out more than 10,000 Iraqi soldiers. “We are re-establishing their honor. The whole reason you train is to build confidence in yourself, your equipment, your leaders and your doctrine,” said Maj. Gen. Paul E....

Full article: http://www.stripes.com/news/army/82nd-airborne-takes-over...

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