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Apprentice Program Teaches Construction Skills to Young Iraqis

As a continuation of our efforts to stimuate the local economy and job growth, Spirit of America provided tool kits for young Iraqis learning construction skills. Programs that provide employment and offer a stable future for Iraq's young men are essential steps in rebuilding Iraq and creating an safer environment for American troops.

As Lt.Col Stephen Grumbach of the Air Force Center forEnvironment Excellence notes in an article on the program, "the locals are less likely to attack when everybody is benefiting. This program is improving the lives of Iraqi people and making it safer for us."

Lt. Col. Stephen Grumbach of the Air Force Center for Environmental Excellence and Chuck Kubic, president of contractor ECC International, help to distribute tool kits to graduates of the Iraq Construction Apprentice Program

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