Army Foreign Language Program / Distributed Learning System

Wednesday October 26, 2005

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

INFORMATION YOU CAN USE

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Women's Health Issues and Prevention- See the link: www.hooah4health.com

NEWS ABOUT THE ARMY

  • Fla. Guard assists in Wilma aftermath (AT | EB)
  • Team of specialists combing ground for old mortar shells (CSG/EB)
  • Bush talks of 'sacrifice' in speech to officers' wives (AT)
  • SMA advises top Afghan NCOs (ARNEWS)
  • Campbell shooter still not charged; name not released (AT)
  • Mother, son share experiences in Iraq (DA)
  • Civil Affairs teams improve Yemen school (SO)

WAR ON TERROR NEWS

  • U.S. troops who have died in the Iraq war hit 2,000 (WP)
  • President says 'Sacrifice is essential to winning war' (USAT | EB)
  • IEDs to blame for half of U.S. deaths (WP | EB)
  • Islamic hard-liner is thankful to U.S. military (NYT/EB)
  • Opinion: 'A Kurdish Vision Of Iraq' (WP | EB)

OF INTEREST

  • Burials at Arlington honor those who fought in Iraq (WP/EB)
  • Guardsman wrote own obituary before going to war (CNN)
  • Politician wants felony offense for disruption of military funerals (CST)
  • Some Iraqis sympathize with U.S. forces (MSNBC)
  • Views not shared by grieving families (AJC)
  • Analysts fear possible outcome of an Iraqi civil war (BN)
  • Lewis and Clark camp shows 1800s call to duty (ARNEWS)
  • Iraq constitution: U.S. unhappy at religion-filled document (MSNBC)

WORLD VIEW

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Events

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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