Images: 215TH MAIWAND CORPS CONDUCTS TREK NAWA CLEARING OPERATION
Photo by Lt. Col. Stewart Upton
Elements of three Kandaks belonging to theAfghanistan National Army's 1st Brigade of the 215th Maiwand Corps
conducted clearing operations in the Trek Nawa area of Helmand province
Nov. 18 through 24. The clearing operation highlights the 215th Corps'
ability to deploy Kandaks as part of an operation and sustain them
logistically for a week. The Brigade coordinated layered security
operations with other elements of the Afghan security forces through a
command operations coordination center established in the Trek Nawa area as part of this clearing operation. The Kandaks scheme of maneuver and
'calls for fire' were coordinated through the COCC. Back at 1st brigade headquarters located in Garm Ser District, soldiers plotted the grid
coordinates of the Kandak's movements towards Trek Nawa on the first day of the operation. Pictured above, an Afghanistan soldier explains the Kandak's scheme of maneuver to U.S. Marine Major Christopher
Bourbeau,36, of Worcester Mass. Bourbeau (far right), is the security
force assistance advisor team executive officer in charge for 1st
Brigade of the 215th Corps ANA.
Date Posted:11.29.2012 12:19
Location:GARM SER, AF