FORWARD OPERATING BASE UNION, Baghdad--New York Army National Guard Lt. Col. Isabel Smith (left) and Lt. Col. Deborah Foley (center) stand with female members of the Iraqi National Police following a lunch meeting here. The women were among the first
graduating female class of the Iraqi Police Academy and took a trip to the United States to observe the role women play in American police forces.
The Iraqi women are, from left, LT Media Jassim, LT Noor Al
Rubaye,LT Israa Kamil Fakhir and LT Israa Al Rubaye.
Smith is serving as an advisor to the Iraqi Ministry of Interior while Foley, a Massachusetts State Police Officer, is working with the Iraqi Army.
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Nationalguard.mil -- Thu, 21 May 2020 Guard News NY and Connecticut UH-60 crews conduct fire-bucket training CORTLANDT MANOR, N.Y. UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crews from the New York and Connecticut Army National Guard spent May 19 honing the skills needed to turn a helicopter into a firefighting... (more)
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