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Indiana National Guard IU partnership

Indiana National Guard IU partnership

Learning Afghan Languages, Culture In Indiana

Three instructors from IU taught 25 military officers Pashto and Dari, the official languages of Afghanistan, during the inaugural Second Lieutenant Afghan Language Program. The Muscatatuck Urban Training Complex (MUTC), designed to simulate a city in crisis, provided numerous opportunities for practicing the languages in a more realistic setting. The innovative language program, offered through a collaboration between the Indiana National Guard and IU, was intense, effective and an encouraging sign of the potential for highly specialized training to prepare military service personnel from across the country for international deployments.