As partners with Swiftships and the U.S. Navy, VSD built the curriculum, provided instructors, and coordinated the building of simulators needed to train Iraqi Navy sailors in the operation, maintenance, and safety of the 35-Meter Patrol Boat. On July 15, 2010 the first 50 students who have completed the course will graduate in Morgan City, La., where all of the training has taken place. Soon after graduation, another class of sailors will begin the course.

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