Afghanistan is part of Central Command's (CENTCOM) AOR. The CENTCOM website provides basic information on CENTCOM's mission and operational posture in Afghanistan.
Welcome to Bagram Airfield contains useful information from CTF-IA US NAVCENT FWDHQ Afghanistan.
U.S. Forces-Afghanistan has set a new Orders Requirement for Service Members Inbound to Afghanistan. Due to AAFES vendor closures, U.S. retail clothing shops in Afghanistan are no longer available in theater. In the event of TDYs or emergency leaves, Service members should be prepared to travel on commercial air wearing tasteful civilian attire. All military personnel are required to pack and bring one set of civilian attire on individual and unit deployment orders.
IA Sailors enroute Afghanistan should review the Pre-Deployment Afghanistan Reading List and accomplish as much of the reading requirements as possible. This reading list, provided by General J. N. Mattis, Commander, U.S. Joint Forces Command, prepares IA's for the critical mission of successful interface with Afghanistan citizens. Commands sourcing IA's should procure reading material as necessary.
The International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) - Afghanistan website provides an overview of the mission, security, reconstruction & development, and governance efforts in Afghanistan.
NATO Training Mission - Afghanistan/Combined Security Transition Command - Afghanistan is located on Camp Eggers, which is in Kabul. The camp is a collection of walled-in safe houses, with adjacent safe houses where U.S. and NATO service members are billeted.
The CENTCOM R&R Policy page provides detailed information on the USCENTCOM Rest and Recuperation Policy.
The CIA World Factbook and US Embassy websites provide additional information on Afghanistan.Afghanistan Language Requirement
RAPPORT Dari, CLREC-RDARI-0001, is a new requirement for all Afghanistan-bound personnel. This course is available on NKO eLearning in the IA Prerequisite Training course list. IA Sailors must bring a printed completion certificate with them as they proceed through the IA process (NMPS, Army Training sites, and deployment locations). This pre-deployment training requirement will be included on the Expeditionary Screening Checklist (NAVPERS 1300/22).Additional language and culture resources:
- Afghanistan Operational Cultural Awareness Training (OCAT), NKO Course Catalog Code: CID-OCAT-AFGHAN-0001.
- RAPPORT Pashto, NKO Course Catalog Code: clrec-rpashto-0001.
- Headstart Dari (advanced language training)
- Headstart Pashto (advanced language training)