Counter IED Training

05/27/2011 This slide show focused upon training to deal with IEDs.  The class being pictured was was facilitated by Texas Agribusiness Development Team, Texas Army National Guard, which took place at Forward Operating Base Ghazni. This training is a requirement for counter IED and enhances detection for units.

Credit: Joint Combat Camera Afghanistan
4/11/10

Location: Forward Operating Base Ghazni, AF

  • In the first photo, Master Sgt. Stephen Graves, Task Force Paladin member, lends guidance during an improvised explosive device location and detection class.
  • The second, third and fourth photos show a Russian-era machine gun being used as a training aid during improvised explosive device class.
  • In the fourth photo Master Sgt. Stephen Graves, Task Force Paladin member, lends guidance during an improvised explosive device location and detection class.
  • In the fifth and sixth photos, members of the 1st Battery 23rd Brigade Polish Army, Task Force White Eagle, conduct a fire mission April 11, 2010 at Forward Operating Base Ghazni.
  • In the seventh photo, two Polish Soldiers of the 1st Battery 23rd Brigade Polish Army, Task Force White Eagle, prepare their 152 millimeter Howitzer during a fire mission April 11, at Forward Operating Base Ghazni. The mission supported the 172nd Cavalry Vermont National Guard. The 172nd CAV working with Afghanistan national police requested the support when their combined unit came under enemy fire while conducting operations.
  • In the final photo, Master Sgt. Stephen Graves, Task Force Paladin member, lends guidance during an improvised explosive device location and detection class.

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