Afghan Commandos Practicing Infiltration Techniques

Afghan Commandos from the Sixth Commando Kandak practice infiltration techniques using the Afghan National Army Air Corps Mi-17 helicopter on April 1st, 2010  at Camp Morehead in the outer regions of Kabul. The training was in preparation for future air assault missions needed in order to disrupt insurgent activity and bring stability to the population and the region.

Credit: NATO Training Mission Afghanistan, KAIA, Afghanistan, April 2nd, 2010

  • The first three photos show the Afghan Commandos engagement with the Mi-17 in practicing infiltration techniques.
  • The fourth photo shows an Afghan National Army Air Corps Mi-17 helicopter causing a dust storm during lift off after an air assault mission involving the Afghan Sixth Commando Kandak on April 1 in the Pul-e Alam district of the Logar region.
  • The fifth and sixth photos show Afghan commandos from the Sixth Commando Kandak waiting for two Mi-17 helicopters to land as they practice infiltration techniques.
  • The seventh photo shows Tech. Sgt. Cain Garrett from the 438th Air Expeditionary Advisory Group, Combined Air Power Transition Force, guiding Afghan commandos from the Sixth Commando Kandak onboard an Afghan National Army Air Corps Mi-17 helicopter.
  • The final photo shows Afghan Commandos from the Sixth Commando Kandak practices infiltration techniques using the Afghan National Army Air Corps Mi-17 helicopter on April 1 at Camp Morehead in the outer regions of Kabul.

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***Posted on June 9th, 2010

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