Category: News – Afghan National Army

About 60,000 Afghan soldiers currently use the Special ANSF Leave Travel Program, or “SALT-P,” flights to travel to and from training or take personal leave. A new Afghan-managed solution, known as the Personnel Movement Concept, will soon take over those responsibilities through a contract with an Afghan airline.

Afghan forces to take charge of soldier leave program

2013/10/16

By U.S. Navy Lt. Jake Joy, NTM-A/CSTC-A Public Affairs   (KABUL, Afghanistan) – A coalition forces-led shuttle flight service that helps Afghan National Army soldiers, recruits and graduates safely travel for training and personal leave is expected to soon transition to full Afghan control. The Special ANSF Leave Travel Program, or “SALT-P,” currently provides the [...]

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(FOB Arian, Afghanistan) - Mohammad Dawood (left), a driver with the Afghan National Army’s 6th Kandak, assists another driver in repairing a Humvee at Forward Operating Base Arian, Ghazni province, Afghanistan. Afghan Ministry of Defense senior leaders recently gathered at Camp Eggers in Kabul for a first-of-its-kind Afghan-led working group that produced 30 recommendations on how the Afghan National Army will keep its wheeled vehicle fleet up and running as coalition support shrinks. (Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Mike MacLeod/RELEASED)

Afghan-led working group tackles ANA wheeled vehicle questions

2013/10/05

By Navy Lt. Jake Joy, NTM-A/CSTC-A Public Affairs   (KABUL, Afghanistan) – Afghan Ministry of Defense senior leaders gathered at Camp Eggers in September to approve the findings of a first-of-its-kind Afghan-led working group charged with analyzing how the Afghan National Army keeps its wheeled vehicle fleet up and running. The effort brought dozens of [...]

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The partnership between coalition forces and the Afghan National Army took a major step forward Sept. 25, as the Kandahar Regional Military Hospital in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to commemorate the hospital now being 100 percent Afghan led. (U.S. Army photo/RELEASED)

Afghans take full control of Kandahar Military Hospital

2013/10/04

By U.S. Army Cpl. Clay Beyersdorfer, Regional Command – South   CAMP HERO, Afghanistan — The partnership between coalition forces and the Afghan National Army took a major step forward Sept. 25, as the Kandahar Regional Military Hospital in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to commemorate the hospital now being 100 percent Afghan [...]

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(KABUL, Afghanistan) - Afghan National Army soldiers learn how to operate a field radio at the ANA Signals School in Kabul. The final coalition advisors serving at the site departed after a transition ceremony Sept. 23 (Photo by Canadian Master Cpl. Chris Thephasone/RELEASED)

Afghans take full control of Army Signal School

2013/09/30

By U.S. Navy Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Kenneth G. Takada, NTM-A/CSTC-A Public Affairs   KABUL, Afghanistan – Afghan National Army Signal School personnel took full responsibility for military signals training during a transition ceremony Sept. 23 at Camp Ghazi in Kabul. The school began instructing soldiers in providing Afghan forces with basic tactical communications [...]

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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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(FOB Thunder, Afghanistan) – Afghan National Army 1st Sgt. Ibrahim recovers from a gunshot wound in a hospital bed at Forward Operating Base Thunder, Paktiya Province, Afghanistan. Ibrahim's convoy struck an IED and he was shot when his unit took small arms fire in an ambush near the Pakistan/Afghanistan border. Photo by U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Alex Farver (RELEASED)

Why We Serve: Afghan 1st Sgt. eager to get back in the fight

2013/08/31

By U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Alex Farver, NTM-A/CSTC-A Public Affairs (FOB Thunder, Afghanistan) – With his right arm heavily bandaged, Afghan National Army 1stSgt. Ibrahim lay in a hospital bed three days after one of the worst days of his life. Ibrahim’s convoy struck an IED while clearing an area of insurgents near the [...]

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(Kandahar, Afghanistan) – Regional Support Command-South and Regional Military Training Center-Kandahar leadership congratulate soldier graduates during a July 4 ceremony. NTM-A photo

Celebrating a Different Kind of Independence

2013/07/27

By U.S. Army Sgt. Alex Wyshyvanuk RSC-South/NTM-A Public Affairs (Kandahar, Afghanistan) – As Americans celebrated Independence Day July 4, more than one thousand brand new ANA soldiers celebrated their graduation from the Basic Warrior Training Course held at Regional Military Training Center – Kandahar on Camp Hero. The addition of these soldiers to the 205th [...]

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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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(Kabul, Afghanistan) – Afghan National Army Maj. Abdul Wali Rahmadi serves as an intelligence officer with the ANA 2nd Battalion, 207th Corps in Herat Province, where he works to disrupt enemy attack plans. Image by U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Alex Farver

Why We Serve: ANA intelligence officer forecasts Afghanistan’s future

2013/07/13

By U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Alex Farver, NTM-A/CSTC-A Public Affairs (Kabul, Afghanistan) –Attempts to predict the future may very well be as old as mankind itself. On the battlefield, knowing what will happen before it happens can go a long way toward determining the victor. For millennia, militaries have figuratively and literally tried looking [...]

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