ANZAC trainers still doing it in Iraq

Australian and New Zealand trainers continue to provide instructional support to an Iraqi Army NCO Academy designed to enhance the skills of the Iraqi Army’s junior leaders.

Iraqi Security Forces continue to be trained by Task Group Taji personnel from Australia and New Zealand at the Taji Military Complex in Iraq as part of the broader international Building Partner Capacity (BPC) mission.

Corporal Benjamin Wallis demonstrates how to drag a casualty during a first aid lesson at the Taji Military Complex, Iraq. Photo by Corporal Oliver Carter.
Corporal Benjamin Wallis demonstrates how to drag a casualty during a first aid lesson at the Taji Military Complex, Iraq. Photo by Corporal Oliver Carter.

Training includes weapon handling, building clearances and obstacle-breaching techniques, as well as training in the tactics, techniques and procedures (TTPs) for a squad through to company-level operations to use in their fight against Daesh.

 

Australian Army trainer Lieutenant Lisa Barker shows how to apply a combat application tourniquet to a simulated casualties’ arm during a first aid lesson at the Taji Military Complex, Iraq. Photo by Captain Bradley Richardson
Australian Army trainer Lieutenant Lisa Barker shows how to apply a combat application tourniquet to a simulated casualty’s arm during a first-aid lesson at the Taji Military Complex, Iraq. Photo by Captain Bradley Richardson

Training includes weapon handling, building clearances and obstacle-breaching techniques, as well as training in the tactics, techniques and procedures (TTPs) for a squad through to company-level operations to use in their fight against Daesh.

Task Group Taji’s BPC contribution is part of Australia’s broader Defence contribution to Iraq, codenamed Operation Okra, which includes a Special Operations Task Group and an Air Task Group.

 

 

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