Iraqi, US students make connections over Web

By U.S. ArmyMarch 29, 2010

A student at the Hillah High School for Exceptional Students accepts gifts from the Babil Provincial Reconstruction Team and the 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division before communicating over the internet with students at Brookstone High School, in Columbus, Ga., March 17, 2010. Students from both schools shared information and asked questions about one another's culture during the session.
1 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – A student at the Hillah High School for Exceptional Students accepts gifts from the Babil Provincial Reconstruction Team and the 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division before communicating over the internet with students at Brookstone High School, in Columbus, Ga., March 17, 2010. Students from both schools shared information and asked questions about one another's culture during the session. (Photo Credit: Sgt. Ben Hutto, 3-3 Public Affairs) VIEW ORIGINAL
Lt. Col. Jonathan Boston, information operations officer, 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, attempts to log on to the internet at the School for Exceptional Students in Hillah, Iraq, March 16, 2010.  The 3rd HBCT and the Babil Provincial Reconstruction Team sponsored an event where students from the Iraqi school and Brookstone Academy, in Columbus, Ga., could talk to one another over the internet. Students from both schools were able to interact and ask each other questions.
2 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Lt. Col. Jonathan Boston, information operations officer, 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, attempts to log on to the internet at the School for Exceptional Students in Hillah, Iraq, March 16, 2010. The 3rd HBCT and the Babil Provincial Reconstruction Team sponsored an event where students from the Iraqi school and Brookstone Academy, in Columbus, Ga., could talk to one another over the internet. Students from both schools were able to interact and ask each other questions. (Photo Credit: Sgt. Ben Hutto, 3-3 Public Affairs) VIEW ORIGINAL
A student at the School for Exceptional Students in Hillah, Iraq, converses with American students in Columbus, Ga., during an internet communication event, March 16, 2010. The 3rd HBCT and the Babil Provincial Reconstruction Team sponsored the event between the Iraqi school and Brookstone Academy. Most of the Iraqi students were fluent in English and able to converse freely with the students in Georgia.
3 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – A student at the School for Exceptional Students in Hillah, Iraq, converses with American students in Columbus, Ga., during an internet communication event, March 16, 2010. The 3rd HBCT and the Babil Provincial Reconstruction Team sponsored the event between the Iraqi school and Brookstone Academy. Most of the Iraqi students were fluent in English and able to converse freely with the students in Georgia. (Photo Credit: Sgt. Ben Hutto, 3-3 Public Affairs) VIEW ORIGINAL
A student at the School for Exceptional Students for Girls in Hillah, Iraq, converses with American students, half a hemisphere away, during an internet communication event, March 16, 2010. The 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, and the Babil Provincial Reconstruction Team sponsored the event, which involved both the girls and boys schools in Iraq and the Brookstone Academy, in Columbus, Ga. Most of the Iraqi students were fluent in English and able to converse freely with the students in Georgia.
4 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – A student at the School for Exceptional Students for Girls in Hillah, Iraq, converses with American students, half a hemisphere away, during an internet communication event, March 16, 2010. The 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, and the Babil Provincial Reconstruction Team sponsored the event, which involved both the girls and boys schools in Iraq and the Brookstone Academy, in Columbus, Ga. Most of the Iraqi students were fluent in English and able to converse freely with the students in Georgia. (Photo Credit: Sgt. Ben Hutto, 3-3 Public Affairs) VIEW ORIGINAL
Students at the School for Exceptional Students for Girls in Hillah, Iraq, enjoy refreshments following an internet communication event with an American high school, March 16, 2010. The 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, and the Babil Provincial Reconstruction Team sponsored the event, which involved both the girls and boys schools in Iraq and the Brookstone Academy, in Columbus, Ga. Most of the Iraqi students were able to converse freely with the students in Georgia in English, and shared information about their culture and likes.
5 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Students at the School for Exceptional Students for Girls in Hillah, Iraq, enjoy refreshments following an internet communication event with an American high school, March 16, 2010. The 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, and the Babil Provincial Reconstruction Team sponsored the event, which involved both the girls and boys schools in Iraq and the Brookstone Academy, in Columbus, Ga. Most of the Iraqi students were able to converse freely with the students in Georgia in English, and shared information about their culture and likes. (Photo Credit: Sgt. Ben Hutto, 3-3 Public Affairs) VIEW ORIGINAL
Students at the School for Exceptional Students for Girls in Hillah, Iraq, enjoy refreshments following an internet communication event with an American high school, March 16, 2010.  The 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, and the Babil Provincial Reconstruction Team sponsored the event, which involved both the girls and boys schools in Iraq and the Brookstone Academy, in Columbus, Ga. Most of the Iraqi students were able to converse freely with the students in Georgia in English, and shared information about their culture and likes.
6 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Students at the School for Exceptional Students for Girls in Hillah, Iraq, enjoy refreshments following an internet communication event with an American high school, March 16, 2010. The 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, and the Babil Provincial Reconstruction Team sponsored the event, which involved both the girls and boys schools in Iraq and the Brookstone Academy, in Columbus, Ga. Most of the Iraqi students were able to converse freely with the students in Georgia in English, and shared information about their culture and likes. (Photo Credit: Sgt. Ben Hutto, 3-3 Public Affairs) VIEW ORIGINAL
A student from The Hillah School for Exceptional Students says goodbye to Sgt. Maj. Richard Hairston, the operations sergeant major for the 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, before he leaves to go back to Contingency Operating Stations Kalsu, Iraq, March 16, 2010. The 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, and the Babil Provincial Reconstruction Team sponsored the event, which involved both the girls and boys schools in Iraq and the Brookstone Academy, in Columbus, Ga.
7 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – A student from The Hillah School for Exceptional Students says goodbye to Sgt. Maj. Richard Hairston, the operations sergeant major for the 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, before he leaves to go back to Contingency Operating Stations Kalsu, Iraq, March 16, 2010. The 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, and the Babil Provincial Reconstruction Team sponsored the event, which involved both the girls and boys schools in Iraq and the Brookstone Academy, in Columbus, Ga. (Photo Credit: Sgt. Ben Hutto, 3-3 Public Affairs) VIEW ORIGINAL