• Lt. Col. Norman B. Green, commander, 304th Sustainment Brigade from Riverside, Calif., is welcomed by the Iraqi Army's Third Line Maintenance Company at Kirkush Military Training Base, Iraq April 3. Green met Col. Raad Kalaf Marzok Al-Fhdawe, the incoming third line Maintenance Company commander.

    Raad new face at Kirkush MTB

    Lt. Col. Norman B. Green, commander, 304th Sustainment Brigade from Riverside, Calif., is welcomed by the Iraqi Army's Third Line Maintenance Company at Kirkush Military Training Base, Iraq April 3. Green met Col. Raad Kalaf Marzok Al-Fhdawe, the...

  • Col. Raad Kalaf Marzok Al-Fhdawe, the Iraqi Army Third Line Maintenance Company commander, shows Lt. Col. Norman B. Green, the commander of the 304th Sustainment Brigade, one of the classrooms where his troops are trained to fix and upkeep their vehicles at Kirkush Military Training Base, Iraq April 3.

    Raad new face at Kirkush MTB

    Col. Raad Kalaf Marzok Al-Fhdawe, the Iraqi Army Third Line Maintenance Company commander, shows Lt. Col. Norman B. Green, the commander of the 304th Sustainment Brigade, one of the classrooms where his troops are trained to fix and upkeep their...

  • Col. Raad Kalaf Marzok Al-Fhdawe, the commander of the Iraqi Army's third line Maintenance Company shows Lt. Col. Norman B. Green, the commander of the 304th Sustainment Brigade, a display in one of the classrooms used to teach his troops to repair and upkeep vehicles at Kirkush Military Training Base, Iraq April 3. Raad recently assumed command from Col. Mohammed Saleh Mahdy.

    Raad new face at Kirkush MTB

    Col. Raad Kalaf Marzok Al-Fhdawe, the commander of the Iraqi Army's third line Maintenance Company shows Lt. Col. Norman B. Green, the commander of the 304th Sustainment Brigade, a display in one of the classrooms used to teach his troops to repair and...

DIYALA PROVINCE, Iraq -Col. Raad Kalaf Marzok Al-Fhdawe, incoming commander for the Kirkush Third Line Maintenance Company met with Lt. Col. Norman B. Green, commander of the 304th Sustainment Brigade from Riverside, Calif., during a key leader engagement visit at Kirkush Military Training Base here, April 3.

This KLE was a demonstration of the continued partnership between the Kirkush Regional Maintenance Company and the 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary).

A vital part of the KLE was the Kirkush Logistical Training and Advisory Team. This LTAT has been assisting the Iraqis building their capabilities during maintenance and logistics training.

Raad described the LTAT as "good people, very helpful and that it is necessary for them to act as a unit so that they can be helpful to (us)."

The first class of maintenance operators graduated April 29 and Raad said having a graduation ceremony instilled confidence in the Iraqi Army Soldier and gave them a sense of pride in their diploma.

During the KLE visit, Raad shared the accomplishment of his Soldiers.

He shared with the visiting Coalition Soldiers a video of the Iraqi Soldiers working on humvees, batteries and transmissions.

Since March 2009, six classrooms were built where the students learn maintenance operations. Each classroom displays pictures and charts of engines, transmissions, vehicle batteries and mechanical safety on the walls.

Raad recently assumed command from Col. Mohammed Saleh Mahdy.

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