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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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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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Security and Literacy: Improving and Intertwined in Afghanistan

Security and Literacy: Improving and Intertwined in Afghanistan

2011/10/29 • Comments

By LCDR Bert Hornyak, USN Executive Assistant — Trip Coordinator to Supreme Allied Commander Europe/ Commander US European Command SHAPE, Belgium   I just attended literacy training – in Wardak Province, Afghanistan. The class was full of Afghan National Police recruits. It is part of the ongoing effort to increase literacy in the Afghan Security [...]

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Staff Sgt. Joe Campos (right), with Infrastructure Training Advisory Group, gives on the job training to Afghans on the proper use of power tools. (Photo by Cpt. Jose Rocha)

Developing Afghan facility engineering is making visible progress

2011/10/06 • Comments

by Lt. Col. Ted Bernhard   One of the current strategic objectives for the U.S.-led coalition is to field a 350,000 strong Afghan National Security Forces, including building the ANSF’s mission and support facilities. After completion, the maintenance and repair of those facilities will be a daunting task as the coalition transitions responsibility for facility [...]

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Patrolling with pride

Patrolling with pride

2011/09/01 • Comments

By Capt. Jamie Humphries 438th Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs   A few days ago, I returned from my second trip to Shindand Air Base in Western Afghanistan. Shindand is home to the 838th Air Expeditionary Advisory Group which conducts the Afghan Air Force advising mission for the 438th Air Expeditionary Wing in Kabul.  Shindand’s [...]

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BP Company HQ in Shepula, Paktiya Province, Afghanistan.  This company HQ supports 100 personnel.  Photo by the on-site Quality Assurance team

Combined Joint Engineering Directorate Builds ANSF Facilities

2011/08/30 • Comments

By Maj. Gen. Peter N. Fuller U.S. Army Deputy Commander for Programs NATO Training Mission Afghanistan Combined Security Transition Command – Afghanistan In this post, I’d like to highlight the efforts of my Combined Joint Engineering directorate (CJ ENG), but first, it is worth noting that there are other engineering offices here in Afghanistan.  ISAF [...]

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Southan Morris, Tiger Aspects Productions member and producer for a pending documentary film series entitled “Ross Kemp Afghanistan 10 years on,” films an Afghan National Army trainee addressing leadership at the ANA Regional Military Training Center, Camp Shorabak, in the Helmand Province, Afghanistan, Aug. 8, 2011. Ross Kemp, British television actor and documentarian, is in country with his production team this week to collect footage on the current status of the war in Afghanistan, training for military and police forces and the coalition assistance to help build a sustainable security forces. The documentary is scheduled to air later this year. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kat Lynn Justen)

Ross Kemp, documentary team chronicle training mission

2011/08/13 • Comments

For his third time shooting in country, his team was intent on documenting the training mission for a tentative television program called “Ross Kemp: Afghanistan 10 years on.”

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Afghan non-commissioned officers, at right, handle day-to-day instruction of soldiers. Coalition mentors such as Italian Colonel Nurri, observe the training -- adding professional insight when it would benefit the instructors and students. (Photo by G. A. Volb)

Afghan led training highlights NTM-A success

2011/07/21 • Comments

By G. A. Volb NTM-A Public Affairs KABUL — In 2008 I touched down for the first time in Afghanistan and began spending quite a lot of time covering the coalition effort training the Afghan National Security Force — the national army and police. The vast majority of that training was being conducted by members of [...]

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Stability operations professionals gathered at FOB Ghazni to study the DSF. Pictured are Polish PRT and USG officals working through the Tactical Stability Matrix during a mobile training. The combined training was conducted by DSF instructors and a member of the Counter Insurgency Training Center Capital Team.

District Stability Framework (DSF) in Afghanistan

2011/07/17 • Comments

  By Kristine Ringlere A three-day District Stability Framework Mobile Training took place at FOB Ghazni with TF White Eagle from 8-10 July 2011. During the training course, members from the Polish PRT and USG participated in learning the methods that are used in the DSF. They will implement these methods and its tools, in [...]

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: Stability operations professionals gathered at the Counterinsurgency Training Center, Camp Julien, Kabul from 18-20 June 2001 to study  the District Stability Framework. Pictured are civilians and NATO students working through the demanding ‘Design’ phase, where they are challenged to idnetify and target route causes of instability in Afghanistan.

District Stability Framework in Afghanistan

2011/06/30 • Comments

  By 1LT Jarvas Polk, USA CTC-A The three-day District Stability Framework course concluded on 20 Jun 2011 at the Counterinsurgency Training Center, Camp Julien, Kabul. Military and civilian students from Sweden, the UK, the USA, Australia  and  Portugal came together to study stability programming in the lead up to Afghanistan’s transition. “ I served [...]

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