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    Afghan soldiers graduate from driver’s course

    Afghan soldiers graduate from driver’s course

    Photo By Sgt. Bryan Nygaard | A Commando with the 215th Corps, Afghan National Army, stands to receive his diploma...... read more read more

    CAMP LEATHERNECK, AFGHANISTAN

    05.28.2011

    Story by Cpl. Bryan Nygaard 

    Regional Command Southwest

    CAMP LEATHERNECK, Afghanistan - Thirty-five soldiers and five Commandos from the 215th Corps, Afghan National Army, graduated from the driver’s course at the Joint Sustainment Academy Southwest aboard Camp Leatherneck, May 26.

    The course is six weeks long and teaches students lessons such as driver’s safety, vehicle recovery and preventative maintenance. The students are primarily taught how to drive humvees and light tactical vehicles.

    “Most of these guys have never seen a vehicle, let alone drove one,” said Cpl. Russell Wiley, an instructor at JSAS. “We teach them the fundamentals – everything from the ground up. This way when they go out on a convoy, they know how to drive a stick shift.”

    Brig. Gen. Zamin Husain, the executive officer of the ANA’s 215th Corps, was the keynote speaker at the graduation ceremony. He commended the students for their hard work and encouraged them to apply their training when they get out to their respective units.

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    Date Taken: 05.28.2011
    Date Posted: 05.28.2011 02:10
    Story ID: 71232
    Location: CAMP LEATHERNECK, AF 

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