Thursday, December 11, 2014
Slovak Republic in Afghanistan
The Slovak Republic has maintained a constant presence in Afghanistan. It started in 2002 when the country sent a 40-member engineer airfield construction platoon to Bagram Air Field. Later the country sent a demining unit to the Kabul International Airport. Those two units were then combined into the Multifunctional Engineer Unit and posted to the Kabul airport. The unit was then sent to Kandahar Air Field where it stayed until the end of 2012. In addition to these engineer units the Slovak Republic has also fielded personnel to Provincial Reconstruction Teams (PRTs), medical teams, Force Protection Units, OMLTs, EOD teams, and a Special Operations Tactics Unit (SOTU). Read more in "Slovak Republic: An ISAF Legacy", ISAF News, December 10, 2014.