Monday, November 10, 2014

FOB Shank Transferred to ANA

Forward Operating Base (FOB) SHANK (also known as Tactical Base Shank), located in Logar province (south of Kabul) has been transferred to the Afghan National Army (ANA). 3rd Cavalry Regiment handed over the 'keys' to the base during a transfer of authority ceremony on October 23, 2014. At one time Tactical Base Shank was the third largest U.S. base in Afghanistan - housing nearly 5,200 personnel. Not only was the base turned over but a lot of excess equipment was transferred to the Afghans as well. Read more in "3d Cavalry Regiment hands over last major US base in southeast Afghanistan", DVIDS, November 2, 2014.

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