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Edition: Wed, October 26, 2005
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Army Foreign Language Program / Distributed Learning System

New to Army e-Learning is the addition of foreign language training. The Army recently announced it will provide Rosetta Stone® foreign-language training, at no cost, to active Army, National Guard, Reservists and Department of Army civilian personnel worldwide through Army e-Learning.

Courses offered through Army e-Learning are available via the web 24 hours a day from any place in the world - at no cost to Army organizations. To date more than 213,000 users have accessed Army e-Learning, with 300-500 new users being added each week.

- 26 free state-of-the-art language courses through Army e-Learning, including Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), Danish, Dutch, French, Farsi (Persian), German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Pashto, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, Spanish (Latin America), Spanish (Spain), Swahili, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Vietnamese and Welsh.

- You must have an AKO account to register for Army e-Learning.

- To register for the Army e-Learning Program, visit www.us.army.mil and select "My Education" and click Access Army e-Learning Portal Page. If you are already registered for the Army e-Learning Program, you will automatically have access to these courses.

- All course completions will be posted to your ATRRS records just like the current Army e-Learning course completions.

- The Rosetta Stone language courses are expected to be available in early November. Keep an eye on the AKO, MyEducation page.

- For more information about Army e-Learning visit www.dls.army.mil

See ARNEWS article: OCPA Army/ Rosetta Stone

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MILIARY HOMECOMINGS- October 28, 2005, at 9:00PM, NBC Television's "Three Wishes".

Office of the Chief of Public Affairs (OCPA)-Los Angeles Branch, provided assistance to this NBC series that granted a wish to Katie Hines. Mrs. Hines is the widow of PFC Timothy Hines Jr.,of Fairfield, Ohio, who died from wounds sustained in an IED attack,on July 14.

PFC Hines was assigned to the 64th MP Co, 720th MP Bn, 89th MP Bde, at Fort Hood. OCPA-LA arranged for DVIDS to film tributes from PFC Hines' fellow Soldiers in Iraq and approved the use of an Ohio Army National Guard CH-47 helicopter as set dressing for the concert by host Amy Grant that closes each episode.
Web link to the show: www.americasupportsyou.mil on the show's website.

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