Kyrgystan: Securing Land Transit Routes

A key challenge facing the logistics efforts in Afghanistan is securing land transit routes into Afghanistan.  In light of the recent events, this slide show underscores some aspects of this challenge in terms of securing a transit center in Kyrgyzstan.

Credit: 376th Air Expeditionary Wing, April 6, 2010

  • The first photo show U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Nathaniel Starks 376th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron, Visitor Control Center, welcoming Col. Melis Duchenbiev, Kygryz Ministry of Interior, to the Transit Center at Manas, Kyrgyzstan, March 19. The Kyrgyz Ministry of Interior toured the installation to get an overview of entry procedures, security posts and patrols.
  • The second photo shows U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Edward Branagan, 376th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron Visitor Control Center day shift supervisor, explaining the entry and exit procedures to members of the Kyrgyz Ministry of Interior at the Transit Center.
  • The third photo shows U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Greg Patten, 376th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron Defense Biometric Identification System coordinator, explaining the process the Transit Center uses for accountability of service members and civilian personnel to members of the Kyrgyz Ministry of Interior at the Transit Center.
  • The fourth photo shows a member of the Kyrgyz Ministry of Interior posing for a photo inside a Humvee during a tour to the Transit Center at Manas, Kyrgyzstan, March 19.
  • The fifth photo shows U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Joey Derungs, 376th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron commander, speaking with the members of the Kyrgyz Ministry of Interior during a tour of the Transit Center at Manas, Kyrgyzstan, March 19. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Master Sgt. Mike Litsey)
  • The sixth photo shows members of the Kyrgyz Ministry of Interior and Airman from the 376th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron posing for a group photo at the Transit Center at Manas, Kyrgyzstan.
  • The seventh photo shows U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Greg Patten, 376th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron Defense Biometric Identification System coordinator, explaining the process the Transit Center uses for accountability of service members and civilian personnel to members of the Kyrgyz Ministry of Interior at the Transit Center at Manas, Kyrgyzstan, March 19.
  • The final photo shows members of the Kyrgyz Ministry of Interior stand in formation during an in brief after arriving at the Transit Center at Manas, Kygryzstan, March 19.

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***Posted April 5th, 2010

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