Category: Blog – Afghan National Army
(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 [...]
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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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 [...]
“I think the radio station is a great way to keep the local populace informed, not only with news, but with natural disaster information,” said U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Greg Massey.
“It is a busy and rewarding job knowing we are getting the weapons off the streets away from the Taliban and have weapons to issue out to the ANA for their combat operations,” said Master Sgt. Kristin Morris.
By Hila Hanif NTM-A Commander’s Action Group KABUL — Nine suicide bombers staged an attack on the Intercontinental Hotel here, June 28, killing an estimated 11 people before they either blew themselves up or were killed by Afghan and Coalition Forces. Major news publications such as TIME and The Guardian were quick to depict the [...]
At last week’s Officer Candidate School (OCS) graduation, I was amazed to listen to the carefully crafted messages that were sent in honor and encouragement of the women in the graduating class. The messages heard at the graduation were not just intended for the female cadets, but for a room full of their male peers [...]
By Navy Lt. Russell Wolfkeil NTM-A Public Affairs KABUL – A small group of coalition servicemembers is mentoring the soldiers and civilians working at the Central Workshop in Kabul. The Central Workshop is the national depot level maintenance facility for the Afghan National Army employing 200 military and 1,275 government civilians. It covers repair and [...]
On a recent visit to Kabul Military Training Center (KMTC), I was fortunate to witness continued progress in Afghan National Army (ANA) skills training and literacy education, as attested to in previous posts by NTM-A colleagues. This progress underscores how our Afghan partners continue to take on greater levels of responsibility for the future of [...]
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“This is the most significant document to come to the Afghan National Army in 40 years…once signed I will teach it to the Army”. ~General Sher Mohammad Karimi, Chief of the Afghan Army After nearly 12 months of ‘shoulder to shoulder’ efforts within a joint Afghan/Coalition Force Steering Committee, the Ministry of Defense Directive of [...]
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