• CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait-Sgt. David Winger (right), diesel mechanic for A Troop, 1st Squadron, 153rd Cavalry Regiment, 53rd  Infantry Brigade Combat Team, from Panama City, Fla., is telling Warrant Officer Salem Abdulahman, 25th Brigade Kuwaiti Army, motor pool chief, about the Maintenance Supply Device the Kuwaiti motor pool soldiers are being trained on at Commando Military Base, May 11.

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    CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait-Sgt. David Winger (right), diesel mechanic for A Troop, 1st Squadron, 153rd Cavalry Regiment, 53rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, from Panama City, Fla., is telling Warrant Officer Salem Abdulahman, 25th Brigade Kuwaiti Army...

  • CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait- said Sgt. 1st Class Richard L. Finsterbush, (left)  Motor Sergeant for Headquarters and Headquarters Troop 1-153rd, from Panama City, Fla., looks on as Sgt. David Winger (right), diesel mechanic for A Troop, from Panama City, Fla., teaches the Kuwait soldiers how to use the Maintenance Supply Device at Commando Military Base, May 11.

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    CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait- said Sgt. 1st Class Richard L. Finsterbush, (left) Motor Sergeant for Headquarters and Headquarters Troop 1-153rd, from Panama City, Fla., looks on as Sgt. David Winger (right), diesel mechanic for A Troop, from Panama City...

  • CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait-During down time at Commando Military Base, May 11, Capt. Abdallah Al Saleh, Battalion Maintenance Officer, 25th Brigade Kuwaiti Army, greets 1st Lt. Ryan Hovatter, 1st Squadron, 153rd Cavalry Regiment, 53rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, the unit was there to assist the Kuwaiti soldiers in learning how to use the Maintenance Supply Device.

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    CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait-During down time at Commando Military Base, May 11, Capt. Abdallah Al Saleh, Battalion Maintenance Officer, 25th Brigade Kuwaiti Army, greets 1st Lt. Ryan Hovatter, 1st Squadron, 153rd Cavalry Regiment, 53rd Infantry Brigade...

CAMP BUERHING, Kuwait-A handful of Troops from 1st Squadron, 153rd Cavalry Regiment, 53rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, traveled to the 25th Commando Military Base to aide in Host Nation Training May 11.
The Host Nation Training consists of teaching the Kuwaiti soldiers working in the motor pool at the base how to use, maintain and repair their equipment.
"This week we are teaching the Kuwaiti soldiers how to use the Maintenance Supply Device, it tells you all the problems that a vehicle is having," said Sgt. 1st Class Richard L. Finsterbush, Motor Sergeant for Headquarters and Headquarters Troop 1-153 Cavalry Squadron, from Panama City, Fla.
Finsterbush said that they are enjoying the opportunity they have to work with the Kuwaiti soldiers. Since they can teach each other their own methods of operation, his Troops get the chance to learn the Kuwaiti soldiers' way of doing things. He also added that being exposed to the different culture has been an eye opening experience that he will never forget.
One of the biggest challenges that they have is the language barrier, said Sgt. David Wingler, diesel mechanic for A Troop 1-153 Cavalry Squadron. However, they've had a lot of help from the two interpreters that travel with them on their weekly trips to the Commando Base.
"The biggest challenge that they have is that all of the manuals for the equipment
are in English, so hands-on method works well for all of us," said Wingler.
Capt. Abdallah Al Saleh, Battalion Maintenance Officer, 25th Brigade Kuwaiti Army, said that working with the U.S. Soldiers has been very beneficial and he appreciates them taking the time to train his soldiers on the equipment and looks forward to future interaction.
Warrant Officer Salem Abdulahman, 25th Brigade Kuwaiti Army, motor pool chief, said he has enjoyed trading information and methods with the U.S. Army and that he hopes to learn as much as he can from them as well as teach the U.S. Soldiers how he and his people do things.
"If we learn more then we will know more; this is our goal," said Abdulahman.

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