News: ANSF conducts training with ‘Raider’ Brigade in Kandahar City
Story by Pfc. Nathan Thome
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan – Afghan National Security Forces received training from 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Task Force ‘Raider,’ March 24, throughout sub-district six of Kandahar City, in a partnered effort to help them become a more capable fighting force.
Training varied from classes such as individual literacy training to tactics which included the proper method of identifying indicators of emplaced improvised explosive devices and conducting proper vehicle searches.
Soldiers from Company D, 1st Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 1st BCT, 4th Inf. Div. continue to work with the ANSF in order to build their skill sets.
The Afghan National Police quickly implement lessons learned into partnered patrols and operations, said Capt. Ethan Olberding, commander, Company D, 1st Bn., 22nd Inf. Reg., 1st BCT, 4th Inf. Div.
“Although we continue to train on tactical tasks, this week demonstrated how our partnered ANP also invest in their own intellectual development,” said Olberding. “The literacy training provided a fantastic opportunity for our partners to improve their individual competence, but also their collective ability to effectively plan and execute missions independent of ISAF to secure their areas of responsibility.”