Marines with the Combined Arms Company, Black Sea Rotational Force and Romanian Forces conduct patrols during Platinum Lion 16-2 at Novo Selo Training Area, Bulgaria, Jan. 8, 2016. Exercise Platinum Lion provides combined training with NATO Allies and partners, demonstrating our commitment to promoting a peaceful and stable Europe through theatre security cooperation engagements.
U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Cpl. Justin T. Updegraff
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Australian Army soldiers from the second rotation of Task Group Taji have continued the hard work of Rotation 1, delivering ongoing training to the Iraqi Army during the handover between the two rotations of troops.
TG Taji Rotation 2 members, who completed the handover from Rotation 1 in mid December, have sustained training in urban clearances, explosive hazard awareness training, medical and live fire practices in the early stages of their rotation.
The Iraqi Security Forces continue to be trained by Task Group Taji personnel from Australia and New Zealand at the Taji Military Complex in Iraq as part of the broader international Building Partner Capacity (BPC) mission. The training includes weapon handling, building clearances and obstacle breaching techniques; as well as training in the Tactics, Techniques and Procedures for squad through to company-level operations to use in their fight against Daesh.
Task Group Taji’s BPC contribution is part of Australia’s broader Defence contribution to Iraq, codenamed Operation OKRA, which includes a Special Operations Task Group and an Air Task Group.
1st Joint Public Affairs Unit, Australian Army
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