Photo Credit: Sgt. Joshua Risner, MND-B PAO
BAGHDAD - Iraqi Soldiers of 6th Iraqi Army Division stack on a wall in preparation to tactically enter a building during a training exercise at Joint Security Station Salam. Hands-on training like this is crucial for developing the Iraqis' skills, according to Sgt. 1st Class Gary Petty, , 6th IA Div. Military Transition Team. "It's easy in a classroom environment to ask them what they're going to do and they'll tell you exactly what they're going to do, but it's different when you're in a squad and you have to go out there and do it," said the Merritt Island, Fla. native.
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