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Afghan Border Police celebrate dual graduation


Written by U.S. Army Spc. Richard Daniels Jr., Task Force Bastogne Public Affairs

Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan – Hundreds of Afghan students gathered at their seats in front of a podium to receive their certificates of completion July 1st.

After six weeks of school, 300 basic trainees and 200 noncommissioned officers graduated Lone Star, an Afghan Border Police boot camp in eastern Afghanistan’s Nangarhar Province.

Instructors from the U.S. training center cycled through the trainees to insure they were educated in a diversity of skills.

Afghan Border Policemen march to their graduation July 1st at Lone Star in eastern Afghanistan's Nangarhar province. The newly inducted policemen sacrificed time away from their families to train and join one of the most dangerous jobs in Afghanistan. (Photo courtesy of the U.S. Army)

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