Yesterday was a historic day in Afghanistan. And you heard nothing about it on the news. An Afghanistan unit is paving the way to secure their own country by becoming the first unit in Afghanistan history to transition to an independent state of security and to become self-sufficient. They are no longer relying on support from coalition forces to either train or fight the war on terrorism in their area. The 2nd Kandak, 2nd Brigade, 205th Corps, of the Afghan National Army became the first unit to become completely self-sufficient in their fight to become self-reliant. At a ceremony at Camp Eagle, Zabul Province, Afghanistan a ceremony was held celebrating the independence of this new fully functional Army unit.
While a single Army unit may not seem like much to some in a country that has a long history of corruption, infighting, tribal warfare, and other issues it prevented them from having a professional fighting force they now have their very first highly trained, well-equipped, motivated, and ready to protect the people military unit.
Hopefully this trend will continue from now into the future allowing the coalition forces to slowly disengage from actively participating in the security of the Afghanistan people and concentrate more on the finding and eliminating the terrorist and Taliban and fighters in the areas. If you would like to see a video of the commissioning of this unit you can do so on my YouTube channel "3rdID8487" by clicking on the link above.