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Building the Afghan Military One Word at a Time

Building the Afghan Military One Word at a Time

2013/09/21

              To master military skills, new Afghan National Army trainees must first learn to read and write. These Afghan soldiers talk about how literacy training is improving the Afghan way of life: http://www.dvidshub.net/video/301706/building-afghan-military-one-word-time#.UjwYVdDz6Uk Share

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(Kabul, Afghanistan) – Afghan Scouts and Camp Eggers Volunteer Community Relations team members work side by side during a coalition flood relief donation mission at the Afghan Scouts National Training Center in Kabul Aug. 16. The scouts will shuttle supplies to the nearby Sarobi district, where dozens were killed in recent flash flooding and schools and homes were destroyed. Coalition service members and civilian volunteers from NATO Training Mission-Afghanistan/Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan provided blankets, rugs, toys, school supplies and hygiene items to the relief effort. Photo by U.S. Navy Lt. Jake Joy. (RELEASED)

Camp Eggers volunteers assist with Afghan flood relief efforts

2013/08/18

By U.S. Navy Lt. Jake Joy, NTM-A/CSTC-A Public Affairs   (Kabul, Afghanistan)– Volunteer Community Relations team members from Camp Eggers visited the Afghan Scouts National Training Center in Kabul Aug. 16 to deliver flood relief donations bound for the mountainous Sarobi district, in Kabul province 35 miles east of the capital city. Sarobi saw the [...]

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Category: Blog - Logistics, Media Relations, News - General, News - News, News Releases

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(Wardak Province, Afghanistan) – From right to left, U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Sonny Hurtado, Commander, NATO Training Mission-Afghanistan, Deputy Command-Police, Maj. Gen. Mashooq Sailab, Commander, Afghan National Police Training General Command, and Col. Jalila-udding Ragbag, Commander of the National Police Training Center are greeted by a welcoming detail during an August joint leadership visit. Photo by U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Alexander Farver.

Afghan police mentorship mission commander sees training gains in Wardak

2013/08/14

By U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Alex Farver, NTM-A/CSTC-A Public Affairs   (Wardak Province, Afghanistan) – “To serve and protect.” It’s a common expression police officers use to describe the foundation their profession is built upon. U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Sonny Hurtado has built a career around this expression, as a 21-year veteran of the [...]

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Religious and Cultural Affairs representatives host Iftar

Religious and Cultural Affairs representatives host Iftar

2013/07/25

(Kabul, Afghanistan) – NTM-A/CSTC-A Religious and Cultural Affairs representatives hosted Afghan National Army Brig. Gen. Mohammad Amin Nasib, Chief of Religious and Cultural Affairs, and ANA RCA staffers for an Iftar meal at Camp Eggers July 21. Iftar is one of the religious observances of Ramazan and traditionally celebrated as a community, with neighbors gathering [...]

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(Kabul, Afghanistan) – Sgt. Gerald A. Fernandez Jr., team leader for Second Platoon, Headquarters-Headquarters Company, 1-294th Infantry Regiment, Guam Army National Guard, right, watches his lane as Navy Chief Petty Officer Kevin Locher, left, Canadian soldiers and Glen S. Glass, a civilian contractor, discuss the development of the Darulaman Literacy Center July 15 in Kabul, Afghanistan. Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Eddie Siguenza

Guam Guardsmen support Afghan literacy center construction

2013/07/25

By U.S. Army Sgt. Eddie Siguenza, Task Force Guam CAMP PHOENIX, Afghanistan – Guam Army National Guardsmen may sadly never see the true impact their presence makes at a Kabul facility currently under construction. By next year, and months after Guam’s nearly 600 members of 1st Battalion, 294th Infantry Regiment have departed the country, the [...]

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U.S. Navy Engineer's Aide 3rd Class Irwin Tan, a surveyor with Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 133, takes notes while surveying the banks and water line of the Helmand River in southern Helmand province, Afghanistan. Tan and EA3 Mark Monton, also a land surveyor, worked with engineers from Regional Support Command-Southwest, NATO Training Mission-Afghanistan, to plot the river's course and depth for the sites that might be used by the Afghan Border Police in the area. (U.S. Army photo by Bill Putnam/Released)

RSC-SW engineers, Navy Seabees survey river crossing

2013/06/15

By Bill Putnam Regional Support Command – Southwest   FORWARD OPERATING BASE PAYNE, Afghanistan– Engineers from RSC-SW and U.S. Navy Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 133 surveyed a potential permanent bridge site and a fording site here this spring.   “The river is a constant barrier to logistical support and reinforcements as the Afghan [...]

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2nd Lt. Azizullah Kohestani, one of the first Afghan soldiers to serve as a Bio-Medical Electronics Technician (BMET). 
Photo by Navy Mass Communications Specialist 3rd Class Sean Weir.

Why We Serve: Afghan biomed tech wants best for ANA military medicine

2013/05/19

Story by U.S. Navy Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Sean Weir, NTM-A Public Affairs   Camp Shombak, Afghanistan – 2ndLt. Azizullah Kohestani, from Afghanistan’s Kapsa province, has served in the ANA for three years, and has trained for more than a year to become one of the country’s first military Bio-Medical Electronics Technicians (BMETs). “I [...]

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A Change of Command – not a Change of Focus

A Change of Command – not a Change of Focus

2013/04/11

by Lt. Gen. Ken Tovo, U.S. Army   On April 2, I assumed command of NTM-A/CSTC-A from Lt. Gen. Dan Bolger, who is heading home after 17 successful months of directing the effort to train, advise, and assist the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF). This issue contains his last article for this publication, which provides [...]

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Building the ANA in RMTC Shorabak

Building the ANA in RMTC Shorabak

2013/04/08

Story and photos by Lt. Col. Dan Christiansen RSC-SW and Maj. Simon Everhard, DCOM-A   The Regional Military Training Center at Shorabak, Helmand, was transferred to autonomous Afghan National Army control  Dec. 26, 2012, marking the culmination of almost three years of mentoring by first British and then Danish advisers, along with the progressive development [...]

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KABUL – Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., commander, ISAF/USFOR-A, hands the NTM-A command flag to incoming commander Lt. Gen. Kenneth E. Tovo during a change of command ceremony at Camp Eggers, April 2, 2013. Lt. Gen Tovo took command of NTM-A / CSTC-A from Lt. Gen. Daniel P. Bolger at the event.  (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class (SW/IDW) Sean Weir)

Lt. Gen. Tovo assumes command of NATO Training Mission-Afghanistan, Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan

2013/04/02

Story by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class (SW/IDW) Sean Weir KABUL –Lt. Gen. Kenneth E. Tovo assumed command of NATO Training Mission-Afghanistan (NTM-A) and Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan (CSTC-A) from LT. Gen. Daniel P. Bolger at a ceremony at Camp Eggers today. Lt. Gen. Tovo is a 1983 graduate of the United States Military Academy. [...]

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