Instruction In Detection Using Iron Claw Academy
The region around Kirkuk has settled down and the Iraqi Security Forces have been working to keep things safe. Members of the 10th Mountain Division have been working to conduct an Iron Claw Academy type training. As the security has stayed secure, there has been more and more opportunity to instruct and train members of the Iraqi Army, and the Iraq National police.
Slowly, different issues and methods of security have been taught to the members of the Iraqi Security Forces. One of the methods has been advanced methods of mine detection, and how to use different types of machinery and equipment to detect and disable mines.
Over 32 members of the IA 15th brigade have been learning how to maintain security, but also have in depth instruction in different minefield detection methods.
Each of the members of the ISF forces have been partnered with members of the coalition, on a one on one basis. They work together to learn individual techniques and methods, and then also meet as the small unit type group.
Members have reported that the progress by individual members of the ISF forces has been excellent. The willingness of the Iraqi soldiers to study new methods of finding and disabling mines has been great, and they have shown a willingness and motivation to study and train as hard as any personnel that the coalition have dealt with in the past.