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Tanzanian military, Texas National guardsmen mentor soldiers

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    MaxShimba JF-Expert Member

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    [​IMG]Courtesy PhotoU.S. Army Staff Sgt. Fabian Alban, Troop A, 3rd Squadron, 124th Cavalry Regiment, Texas Army National Guard, and a Tanzania People's Defense Force soldier exchange best practices at a crew-serve weapons seminar held July 2 - 13. The Texas National guardsmen conduct various military-to-military training sessions in support of Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa, whose mission is to build partnerships with nations in East Africa.


    DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania – Texas National guardsmen, deployed in support of Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, exchanged best practices with Tanzanian soldiers in the East African nation from early June to mid July.

    U.S. Army 1st Sgt. Christopher Max, Charlie Troop, and Sgt. 1st Class Henry Aguirre, 712th Military Police Company, Task Force Raptor, 3rd Squadron, 124th Cavalry Regiment, Texas National Guard, participated in a mechanized infantry exchange hosted by the Tanzania People’s Defense Force from June 4 – 15.

    Max, an instructor with the Combat Support Training and Evaluation Battalion at Camp Swift, Texas, discovered camaraderie between soldiers is the same regardless what country they are from.

    “When you get down to it, it’s you and the soldier to your right and left,” Max said. “The U.S. soldiers I mentor back home have a sense of pride and loyalty to those they train with, and this was evident here in Tanzania as well.”

    At a separate exchange, U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Kevin Rubin and Sgt. Robert Willis, Bravo Troop, 3-124th CAV, shared their best practices with Tanzanian soldiers at a peace support operations soldier skills field training held June 4 – 29.

    Together with Tanzanian instructors, Rubin and Willis helped mentor newer soldiers on skills ranging from base-defense operations to riot control. Willis, a squad leader in Bravo Troop, noticed significant improvements in the soldiers’ skills since day one.

    “It was good to see how fast they picked up the information shared,” Willis said. “The most notable improvement was how they handled riot control. Between the experience the Tanzanian mentors and we shared, they were able to successfully accomplish the task by the seminar’s end.”

    From June 25 – 29, U.S. Army Capt. Juan Jaimez, 712th MP Company, and 1st Lt. Laurent Escoto, 702nd MP Company, 3-124th CAV, were invited to participate in a garrison military police operations exchange hosted by the Tanzanians.

    Escoto, a platoon leader in the 702nd MP Company, said the topics included military police intelligence operations, controlling civil disturbances, and working with military dogs. He said the exchange with the Tanzanian soldiers was an honor.

    “It’s a great experience to be invited to participate in this exchange with fellow military police soldiers from Tanzania,” Escoto said. “It was just two years ago that I was learning these skills at basic officer leadership course; and now here I am, exchanging best practices on the subject.”

    To wrap up the month-long exchange, TPDF soldiers invited U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Fabian Alban and Sgt. Patrick Horton, Alpha Troop, 3-124th CAV, to help mentor soldiers on crew-served weapons from July 2 – 13.

    “At first, sharing our best practices was difficult due to the language barrier,” said Horton, a team leader in Alpha Troop. “However, we were able to pick up on some local weapons terminology to help with the process. We would say, ‘lengo’ for aim, ‘piga’ for fire, and ‘nzuri’ for okay. It was interesting to see how these simple phrases helped us better share our experience on the subject.”

    The weapons the Tanzanian soldiers trained with were different than what the U.S. soldiers use. Despite the differences, Alban was grateful to learn something new.

    “This is another weapon system I can add to my tool box,” said Alban, a section sergeant with Alpha Troop. “This is why these exchanges are valuable – we are able to learn so much from each other.”

    Throughout their deployment, Texas Army National guardsmen will continue to conduct exchanges like these in support of CJTF-HOA, whose mission is to strengthen partner nation military capacity.



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    U.S. Army Sgt. Robert Willis, Troop A, 3rd Squadron, 124th Cavalry Regiment, Texas Army National Guard, and Tanzania People's Defense Force soldiers work together to build range targets in preparation for a marksmanship class held at a peace support operations soldier skills field training seminar held, June 4 - 29. The Texas National Guardsmen conduct various military-to-military training sessions in support of Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa, whose mission is to build partnerships with nations in East Africa.


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    U.S. Army Capt. Juan Jaimez, 712th Military Police Company, 3rd Squadron, 124th Cavalry Regiment, Texas Army National Guard, and a Tanzania People's Defense Force soldier exchange best practices at a garrison military police seminar held June 25 - 29. The Texas National Guardsmen conduct various military-to-military training sessions in support of Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa, whose mission is to build partnerships with nations in East Africa.


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    U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Kevin Rubin (right), Troop B, 3rd Squadron, 124th Cavalry Regiment, Texas Army National Guard, and a Tanzania People's Defense Force soldier mentor Tanzanian soldiers in a peace support operations soldier skills field training seminar held, June 4 - 29. The Texas National Guardsmen conduct various military-to-military training sessions in support of Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa, whose mission is to build partnerships with nations in East Africa.


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    Nadhani wamalawi wanona hii.
     
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    wa- apply hii kitu malawi sio kwa CDM
     
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    ushama
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    toa maoni yako sio kuwashwa na maoni ya watu wengine.... unaongea kama umekalia...mjini hapa utapakatwa
     
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    Kumbe Obama anasaidia Bongo
     
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    wamalawi mpooooo?????
     
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    Wanaona nini? Unadhani wamarekani wako hapa kwa ajili yako? Wanachotafuta ni kutengeneza vikaragosi vya kupigana viita vyao kwa kisingizio cha ushirikiano. wajinga sisi.
     
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    Hii imetulia,wameiva hao
     
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    Umenena ndugu! Si watu weusi naona rangi imetuathiri hadi kwenye ubongo! Tukiona wazungu tunakenua hadi kooni laiti tungewajua! Hapo wanapata kusoma jeshi letu na future plans zetu na tumejiandaae hasa. Si ajabu hata kuna reseach ya kitu kingine kabisa wanafanya na hiyo training ni gia tu yakuingilia!! Mungu atufungue fahamu zetu tuweze kuwaza sawasawa na kuwa na maono ya mbele ya pua zetu! Poor Africans! Hivi watu hatujiulizi kwa nini kila kiongozi wa Africa anayeonekana kuwa na vision na nchi yake either anakufa ghafla au kuundiwa kila aina ya ubaya nakuondolewa madarakani? Ona wanavyomwandama Kagame saizi! Juzi tu Rais wa Ghana kafa ghafla na ni siku chache tu baada yakutoka US. Ila marais wacheza viduku wao wanapongezwa kila siku! We have to think outside the box!


     
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    Mafunzo hayawi na umuhimu kama hakuna practice so tukatesti zali lilongwe tusisubiri wafike nyasa tukalianzishe huko lilongwe
     
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    Kuwakaribisha hawa ni kujitafutia matatizo tena ambayo hayataisha kizazi kimoja...Fatilia nchi zote ambapo US ameenda kwa gia ya kusaidia jeshi letu? Natukumbuke jeshi letu linatumia vifaa na tactics tofauti na za US..Na isitoshe ata huyo instractor sio potential sana mpaka wajeda wetu waonekane infiriour kwa mzungu wanachotuzidi ni vifaa na intelejensia kwa kutumia vifaa..Ni aibu sana kuexpose ujuzi na military sectret kwa US next time will be against you ata kwa kuwapa info maadui zako....TUSITAFUTE MATATIZO
     
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    Whatever reasons, I believe this training will enhance TPDF military skills! Training with the 'Super Power' is what any nation strive for.
     
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    I do not think so. Americans are always strategic. They are also imperialistic. TPDF was doing just fine without this kind of training. What TPDF needs is equipment, modern equipment and not American training with US National guard which is not a national army anyway. Let me tell you a story:
    In 1981 when Reagan was in power, somehow the US was interested in Tanzania's army. Remember this was just 2 years after we beat Idi Amin. Reagan's ambassador in Dar sent a message that the US was interested in training Tanzania's infantry. There was no immediate response from the government. Somehow the request landed on Nyerere's table. And Nyerere being a clever person and a strategist himself, said,"I have no problem with my infantry. Why is the US interested so much in my infantry?" So he told Ambassador Bomani to tell the Americans that if they really want to help us, they should help with our helicopter pilot training. Wamarekani walikaa kimya. They never responded. Sisi wengine tuliokuwa wadadisi tukabaki kujiuliza, hivi ni kwa nini wako interested na infantry yetu peke yake? Hivi leo kweli naweza kuja kwako na kukwambia nataka kukusaidia hiki na hiki na wewe uniambie kuwa shida yangu ni hapa na pale halafu ninyamaze? Leo Wamarekani wameshapata walichokuwa wanakitafuta Tanzania. We have given them our army on a silver platter.
     
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    Sisi kwa upande mwingine ni sawa na malaya! Ukienda kikosi cha majini utakutana na wachina wanapishana na combat kila kona, ukienda landforce kibaha utakutana na wamarekani kibao wanawafanyia training wanajeshi! Sasa sijui huko kote kama kuna zaidi au ni kule kutoana vitambi tu na kuwapa stress za hapa na pale. All in all, they sometimes gain something ila cha kuhofia ni kuexpose kila kitu kwa hawa majangili. Otherwise, hatuwa na uwezo mkubwa kihivyo hadi tukatae, watatumaliza kirahisi kama mnavyojua nchi yetu inavyomezewa mate na kila mmoja.
     
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    Sorry but, hivi Texas National Guard si sawa na mgambo wetu na wako chini sana ya KMKM?
     
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