ProSol Cultural Advisor, Khalid Popal, organized a New Year’s party for the members of the Regimental Combat Team 7 (RTC-7) on USMC base Camp Leatherneck based in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. This party took place five days prior to the actual Now-ruz celebration, on March 16, 2013. The event educated Marines on both Afghan food and the 3000 year old tradition or “belief system” regarding their New Years day, Now-ruz. Food was prepared for 200 people, including two live sheep, rice, vegetables cooking oil and all the necessary spices needed to prepare indigenous Afghan cuisine. Together the Marines and their Afghan counterparts produced four new Afghan dishes for the members of RCT-7.