Military


Forward Operating Base Shank

Forward Operating Base Shank is located in the Logar province of Eastern Afghanistan. As of July, 2008 it was home to Coalition Soldiers actively supporting the Afghan National Security Forces by training the ANP. The Police Academy, led by a U.S. Police Mentoring Training team, cooperates daily with Czech Provincial Reconstruction Team Logar, which is comprised of 200 Czech Soldiers and about 10 civilians at FOB Shank in the Logar province.

These efforts focused on training the Afghanistan National Auxiliary Police to become members of the ANP.

As of July 8, 2008 Czech and Afghan instructors were teaching the fourth group of cadets at the Academy. Each group attends a three-week cycle which includes first-aid treatment, tactics, patrolling, weapons training, vehicle-check-point procedures and many other police-related subjects. The practical part of the training also includes scenarios where cadets are ambushed by simulated oppositional forces.



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