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Logistics Training Center Opens in Iraq

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, Oct. 2, 2004 – A new logistics training facility that gives soldiers and units the technical help they need to use the Army's automated logistics systems in theater officially opened at Logistics Support Area Anaconda, in Balad, Iraq, Oct. 1.

The Automated Logistics Assistance Team training facility provides classroom training and over-the-shoulder tailored training, according to officials at Multinational Force Iraq.

Locating the center in Iraq saves units time and money and provides immediate help to deployed soldiers, officials said. Otherwise, units would have to travel to Kuwait or Fort Lee, Va., for training or assistance with the Army's logistics computer systems.

The center has been operating for several weeks, officials said. The official opening ceremony was scheduled to coincide with the graduation ceremony for the first group of soldiers to be trained in Iraq on a new company-level property- accountability system, they said.

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