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March 22, 2005

Afghan Military Academy Graduates First Post-War Military Class

The Forgotten War only seems "forgotten" when good things happen:

The National Military Academy of Afghanistan graduated its first class of basic training soldiers March 17.

The 112 cadets then swore into the academy in front of three ANA generals as well as Combined Joint Task Force Phoenix commander Army Brig. Gen. Richard Moorhead and Army Col. James Wilhite of the Office of Military Cooperation-Afghanistan, as well as representatives from the Iraqi Ministry of Defense and the Turkish force commander.

...

“Everything that happened went off better than planned,” [an officer with the American training team] said. “We were there to mentor the instructors, and everyone stepped up and performed to the level they needed to in order to make the mission a success.”

Thanks to Blakjack.


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