The COCOM Cultural Heritage Action Group (CCHAG) provides global operations, planning, training and reach back support that promotes Cultural Property Protection (CPP) during full spectrum operations for COCOM (Combatant Command) and Joint Force planners and engineers worldwide. CCHAG enhances military capacity by developing CPP training tools and support services to increase cultural awareness within the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) at the senior leadership, command and tactical levels. Our goal: to improve compliance with DoD policy and national / international laws and treaties that govern the protection of cultural property during military activities.
Provincial Reconstruction Team members and representatives of United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) explore the remains of the ancient city of Ashur at the site now known as Qalat Shergat, Iraq, Nov. 21, 2008. Ashur is one of three UNESCO World Heritage sites in Iraq. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. JoAnn S. Makinano/Released.