Category: News – Logistics
FORWARD OPERATING BASE PAYNE, Afghanistan – Engineers from Regional Support Command-Southwest (RSC-SW) and U.S. Navy Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 133 surveyed a potential permanent bridge site and a fording site here Feb. 11, 2013. The lack of a reliable crossing can inhibit resupply and movement of Afghan Border Police units south toward [...]
“We need to assign the right people to the right places throughout Afghanistan, and once that is done we can strengthen our security efforts. These steps will help us combat crime and the overall result is a successful police force across the nation. I feel this system will definitely help us do that,” said Zabiullah.
“The purpose of the class is to teach them the network expansion process,” said Maj. Belote, the DCOM-SPO Network Support Operations network expansion officer. “How we do the contracts to expand the network, to link all of the smaller locations together; any little site that wants connection, we link them together. That’s done through a contract process.”
Military Professional Resources Incorporated contractors served as the primary instructors for the class along with ANA soldier assistants. Not only did this help to strengthen the cooperative effort of the groups, but it helped create a team-oriented ANSF that will help in sustaining Afghanistan long into the future, said Erker.
“NTM-A and the coalition partners have contributed a huge budget to this facility. This facility will enable us to support the ANP all over Afghanistan, and they will greatly benefit from this facility,” said Deputy Minister of Support, ANP Lt. Gen Whadat.
The motto “Afghans train Afghans from the very beginning” was born and stayed to be the major guiding principle of GAFTAG until today, Heinrich said.
“Most of the training targets the operators, but from next year on, there will be several management-level courses available,” said Schlimm.
“We have been building the ANA, increasing our numbers, it is now time that we focus on quality, not quantity,” said the Assistant Defense Minister for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, Lt. Gen. Abdul Hamid Mohebullah.
“This ceremony today represents the hard work and dedication of the Afghan soldiers at the Chimtallah Ammunition Depot, and the hard work and dedication of the mentors and advisors of RSC-Capital,” said LeMasters during the ceremony. The buildings are just the shell, it is teamwork and dedication what makes this facility function, he said.