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The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) is the executive agent for several regional centers which offer courses, seminars, workshops, research and dynamic outreach among U.S. and foreign military, civilian, and non-government actors. These regional centers include:
Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (APCSS) (Honolulu, HI)
The APCSS addresses regional and global security issues, inviting military and civilian representatives of the United States and Asia-Pacific nations to its comprehensive program of executive education and workshops, both in...
National Guard Troops from North Carolina maintain there strong bonds with the Republic of Moldova as they participate in Training Exercise Fireshield. The North Carolina National Guard and Republic of Moldova have been associated with each other by the Department of Defense's State Partnership Program since 1996.
See their efforts in the video below!
In this CNN interview with Veteran Army interrogator, Charlie Mink, “Project GO” is discussed. Project Global Officer (Project GO) is a collaborative initiative that promotes critical language education, study abroad, and intercultural dialogue opportunities for Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) students.
Project GO programs focus on the languages and countries of the Middle East, Asia, Central Asia, Africa, and South America.
Benefits of participating in Project GO...
Reverse culture shock is a common reaction to returning home from time abroad. It is an emotional and psychological stage of re-adjustment, similar to your initial adjustment to living abroad. Symptoms can range from feeling like no one understands you or how you’ve changed to feeling panicked that you will lose part of your identity if you don’t have an outlet to pursue new interests that were sparked abroad. Your reactions to re-entry may vary, but common signs are:Restlessness Rootlessness Boredom Depression Uncertainty Confusion...
Recently, the first resident training course at Joint Readiness Training Center in Ft Polk for regionally aligned forces culminated recently with 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division attending a cultural dinner hosted by their counterparts from Bangara — a fictitious country from West Africa who have been hosting the unit on Fort Polk. The five-day course brought some 'Spartan' Brigade Soldiers back from a recently completed JRTC rotation.
Maj. Duane Bailey, Regionally Aligned Forces Training Team Director assigned to 3rd Battalion, 353rd Infantry Regiment, has...
Certainly, adapting to a new culture while abroad is a challenging task, more so if you are trying to flourish and be successfull in it. Recently, we came across the story of U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jomar Perez, a construction management inspector with the 718th Civil Engineer Squadron, who struggled adapting to American culture and military culture. For him, seeing Airmen from different backrounds was a source of inspiration.
"A new mentality kicked in, Perez said. Rather than seeing his foreign background as a hindrance, he explained, he recognized it as a challenge that...
Recently, we came across a story about native born Iraqi's joining the US Military to become cryptologica linguists. Indeed, one of the many stregnths of the US military is that is draws on American's from multicultural backrounds to fill its ranks, thereby enriching the military's ability to bridge different languages and cultures. If you are interested in enlisting and using your heritage lanuguage skills and cultural knowledge, read this article and see how these men were able to serve the US Military with thier unique backrounds.
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