US: 300 Strike Soldiers in Language Training

Francis Hult francis.hult at
Thu Apr 15 16:36:55 UTC 2010



300 Strike Soldiers in Language Training


He that converses not, knows nothing. The Soldiers of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), understand that well as they plan to converse time and again with the Afghan people as they continue to ready themselves for their upcoming deployment to Afghanistan. 

The Strike Brigade currently has 300 of its Soldiers involved in language training courses teaching the basics in Afghanistan's two national languages, Dari and Pashto. With the goal of breaking the communication barriers when deployed, the 2nd BCT realizes the importance of interaction among Soldier and local nationals.


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