U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Jennifer Brofer/Released 090729-M-2196B-002.jpg
Jul 29, 2009
Dr. Ub Shenwari, a native of the Nangarhar province in eastern Afghanistan, emphasizes to Marines the importance of respecting the culture of the people of Afghanistan because it will prove 'we are there for their tranquility, stability and security,' he said, during cultural awareness training at the Base Theater, July 28 and 29. Shenwari came to America in 2007 to 'escape the Taliban' because he was the target of an attack due to his anti-extremist political views. During the course, Marines with 1st Marine Logistics Group learned about the economy, agriculture, healthcare, education, language and how to interact with Afghan people.
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