• GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - Joseph W. Westphal, under secretary of the United States Army, listens to Allen D. Drew (left), site lead and contractor, CSC, as Brig. Gen. Steven L. Salazar, (right), commanding general of the 7th Army Joint Multinational Training Command, escorts Westphal and his staff to the Multi-cultural Mobile Counter Improvised Explosive Device Interactive Trainer (McMCIT) trailers here in Motorpark 7, April 12, 2011. The McMCIT, a cognitive training system and only one in the world, is designed to teach Soldiers to identify visual indicators of an IED, react to a suspected IED, and perform the necessary reporting after an IED incident in four languages: English, Polish, Bulgarian, and Romanian. The training system was developed as part of U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates directive to support partnered nations to increase the effectiveness of Counter-IEDs, and funded by the Joint Improvised Device Defeat Organization (JIEDDO) for use by U.S and multinational forces.

    Westphal thrilled by U.S. Army Europe's multinational training

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - Joseph W. Westphal, under secretary of the United States Army, listens to Allen D. Drew (left), site lead and contractor, CSC, as Brig. Gen. Steven L. Salazar, (right), commanding general of the 7th Army Joint Multinational...

  • GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - Joseph W. Westphal, under secretary of the United States Army, listens to Maj. James Hickman (left), deputy of Training Support Activity-Europe, gives a brief overview of the Multi-cultural Mobile Counter Improvised Explosive Device Interactive Trainer (McMCIT) here April 12, as Daniel W. Feazelle (center), chief, Regional Training Support Center - Grafenwoehr, observes. The McMCIT, a mobile system for CIED training - and the only one in the U.S. Army specifically designed for use by multinational partners, is designed to teach Soldiers to identify visual indicators of an IED, react to a suspected IED, and perform the necessary reporting after an IED incident in four languages: English, Polish, Bulgarian, and Romania. The training system was developed as part of U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates directive to support partnered nations to increase the effectiveness of Counter-IEDs, and funded by the Joint Improvised Device Defeat Organization (JIEDDO) for use by U.S and multinational forces.

    Westphal thrilled by U.S. Army Europe's multinational training

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - Joseph W. Westphal, under secretary of the United States Army, listens to Maj. James Hickman (left), deputy of Training Support Activity-Europe, gives a brief overview of the Multi-cultural Mobile Counter Improvised Explosive...

  • GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - Joseph W. Westphal, under secretary of the United States Army, listens to Maj. James Hickman (left), deputy of Training Support Activity-Europe, give a brief overview of the Counter Improvised Explosive Device program which consists of instructional classroom training, identifying IEDs in a classroom, locating IEDs while walking through a Situational Training Exercise lane, the MRAP Egress Trainer (MET), and the Multi-cultural Mobile Counter Improvised Explosive Device Interactive Trainer (McMCIT) here April 12. The CIED training is part of the Joint Multinational Training Command's CIED training strategy, developed in support of U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates directive to train Soldiers and multinational partners of the dangers of CEID before a deployment to Afghanistan.

    Westphal thrilled by U.S. Army Europe's multinational training

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - Joseph W. Westphal, under secretary of the United States Army, listens to Maj. James Hickman (left), deputy of Training Support Activity-Europe, give a brief overview of the Counter Improvised Explosive Device program which...

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