Showing posts with label Poland. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Poland. Show all posts

Sunday, October 30, 2016

JFTC Receives Visit from Resolute Support GO

"The Deputy Commander of the Resolute Support Headquarters (RS HQ), Lieutenant General Sandy Storie CBE, arrived at the Joint Force Training Centre (JFTC) to observe and support the last pre-deployment training for the RS mission in 2016. On 21 October he met with Major General Wilhelm Grun, the JFTC Commander and the Exercise Director, as well as with participants of the training".
Read more about the visit in "Resolute Support Deputy Commander Visits JFTC Pre-Deployment Training", JFTC PA Office, October 25, 2016.

Monday, December 29, 2014

Polish Advisors now with TAAC East

After several months of preparation in Poland a unit of advisors has arrived at Tactical Base Gamberi to take part in the Resolute Support Mission as an element of the Train, Advise, Assist Command - East (TAAC East). They arrived on December 19, 2014 and are part of a larger Polish contingent known as Task Force White Eagle. The advisors are detailed to the Military Advisory Team and Police Advisory Team and are conducting a transition with the current advisors from the U.S. Army's 3d Cavalry Regiment. Read more in "Polish advisers ready for Resolute Support in Afghanistan", DVIDS, December 27, 2014.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Poland Completes ISAF Mission

The country of Poland is completing its ISAF mission in Afghanistan after a 13 year presence. Some 28,000 Polish personnel, military and civilian, took part in the mission over those long years. Many Pole Soldiers were deployed to Ghazni province as part of Task Force White Eagle. Over the course of Poland's presence in Afghanistan, 45 Soldiers died while 361 were injured. Read more in "Polish ISAF mission wraps up in Afghanistan", Poland Radio, December 4, 2014.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

TAAC East and Task Force White Eagle

The Polish armed forces operational commander - Lt. Gen. Marek Tomaszycki - recently visited Train Advise Assist Command - East. He was briefed on the security force assistance mission in eastern Afghanistan. Polish forces, part of Task Force White Eagle, will be part of TAAC East. Their role will be to provide security and also perform as advisors to the Afghan National Security Forces. Read more in "TAAC-E welcomes Polish OPCOM, TF White Eagle", DVIDS, November 18, 2014.

Friday, January 17, 2014

Poland to Speed Up Withdrawal of Troops

A recent news report says that Poland will speed up the withdrawal of its troops from Afghanistan. The planned withdrawal was to keep about 1,000 Polish troops in Afghanistan until the end of 2014. The Poles have had a long-term presence in Afghanistan; especially in Ghazni province where the White Eagle Battle Group has operated. In addition, the Poles also ran the Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) in Ghazni. The new schedule has Poland going to only 500 troops by May 2014. (source: "Poland to speed up troop withdrawal from Afghanistan", Reuters, January 15, 2014.