Showing posts with label Bulgaria. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Bulgaria. Show all posts

Friday, October 17, 2014

Bulgaria to Join Resolute Support Mission

Now that the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) between Afghanistan and the United States has been signed other nations are making decision on whether to continue helping Afghanistan and formalizing their agreements with Afghanistan. Bulgaria recently decided to take part in the NATO-led Resolute Support mission. There will be about 110 Bulgarian military members in Afghanistan that will focus on the preparation, support and provision of advisors for Afghan institutions (MoI, MoD, etc.). Read more in "Bulgaria to take part in NATO-led Resolute Support mission",, October 15, 2014.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

More on Bulgarian Commando Select Vehicles

Yesterday we posted news about the Bulgarian Army getting new Commando Select armored personnel carriers for their upcoming Afghan deployments. Here is a news article on the same topic with a little bit more information - "Bulgarian military orders Commando Select vehicles from Textron", Army, October 15, 2014.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Bulgarian Army to use Commando Select in Afghanistan

The Bulgarian Army will receive ten new Commando Select vehicles in 2015 in Afghanistan. These four-wheeled armored personnel carries offer survivability and mobility on the battlefield. The vehicle comes in many configurations and some models will carry up to 10 personnel (three crew members plus passengers). (Photo at left from Textron Systems website.) In the past Bulgaria has maintained a presence of over 600 personnel in Afghanistan. In mid-2013 the number was 383. This will likely be reduced as ISAF withdraws its forces in late 2014. Bulgaria's mission for quite a while was interior security at Kandahar's airport and the advise and assist mission. It appears that Bulgaria will continue to send advisors to assist the Afghan National Security Forces in 2015. Learn more on the vehicle purchase at Market Watch (Oct 13, 2014).

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Bulgarians Celebrate Independence Day in Afghanistan

The Bulgarian contingent working at Kandahar Air Field (KAF) in Afghanistan celebrated the 106th anniversary of Bulgarian Independence Day on September 22, 2014. The day celebrates the independence of Bulgaria as it moved from being a vassal of the Ottoman Empire to self-rule. The Bulgarians will continue to serve in Afghanistan as part of the new Resolute Support mission. Read the entire story in "KAF celebrates Bulgarian Independence Day with ceremony", DVIDS, September 23, 2014. (Photo at left by SSG John Etheridge, Regional Command South shows Col. Nikola Mitev of the 27th Bulgarian Contingent making comments at the ceremony).