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Understanding a Culture: Ramadan 2008

Muslim Chaplain Says U.S. Troops in
Middle East Must Understand Ramadan

With more than 250,000 U.S. troops serving throughout the Middle East -- including Iraq and Afghanistan -- a U.S. Army Muslim chaplain said the need for understanding Islamic culture is as important as basic soldiering skills. Story

Veterans Offer Tips, Expertise on Conducting Operations During Ramadan

The Islamic holy month of Ramadan is one of the most complex periods for coalition forces to conduct operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, and being culturally aware of the environment is critically important, military officials at the Pentagon said. Story

Muslim Chaplains Serve Various
Roles During Deployment

Though every chaplain in today’s military has important roles, Muslim chaplains are called upon often to support units in Iraq and Afghanistan because of their expertise and cultural influence, said a military chaplain at the Pentagon. Story