Military Exercise at Bagram Airfield

Published in military
Thursday, 18 May 2017 13:15

Alpha and Charlie companies of the 23rd Battalion of the 2nd Infantry Brigade conducted a scheduled military exercise at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan, where Georgian servicemen practiced target shooting at 25 meter range.
Alongside with the marksmanship exercise, the military personnel of the 32nd Battalion together with the rapid reaction platoon of the Georgian National Guard participated in an air rescue exercise and practiced evacuation of the wounded from the battlefield.
Training of Georgian peacekeepers was conducted with the support of the United States Marine Corps. The 23rd Battalion of the II Infantry Brigade has been deployed to Afghanistan within the Resolute Support Mission (RSM) since April, with the primary objective of providing security around Bagram Air Base.

23rd Battalion of II Infantry Brigade Arrived in Afghanistan

Published in military
Thursday, 06 April 2017 14:20

23rd Battalion of II Infantry Brigade arrived in Afghanistan. Senior Military Representative of the Georgian Armed Forces in the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Colonel Murtaz Gujejiani, Commander of the 32nd Battalion of the III Infantry Brigade LTC Roman Sanikidze and U.S. Marine Corps Georgian Liaison Team Commander LTC Scott Mayfield welcomed the Georgian Battalion at Bagram Airfield.
23rd Battalion of II Infantry Brigade will replace the 32nd Battalion of the III infantry Brigade. This is the 5th rotation and the Battalion will carry out the Resolute Support Mission under the US Command.

Minister of Defence celebrated Virgin Mary's Day in Afghanistan

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Monday, 29 August 2016 14:40

Minister of Defence of Georgia Levan Izoria celebrated Virgin Mary's Dormition Day with the Georgian soldiers on Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan. Minister of Defence donated Virgin Mary’s Icon to the Church of Virgin Mary on Bagram Airfield.
"I’d like to congratulate Virgin Mary’s Day to our soldiers in Afghanistan. It is symbolic that we are here today with our soldiers and pray in this church, which was built by the Georgian soldiers.  I saw how our chaplain blessed our soldiers prior to going to a mission, especially before going out to patrolling. Georgia prays for these soldiers and their safe return to our country. God bless them,” said Defence Minister Levan Izoria.
Georgian Soldiers celebrated Virgin Mary’s Day together with other foreign parish, including the Bosnian military personnel. The American Chaplain of Bagram Airfield also attended the liturgy as well.  Military Chaplain of the 52nd Battalion, Father Zakaria conducted the church service on the Bagram Airfield. Following the liturgy, Defence Minister Levan Izoria treated the Georgian and foreigner military personnel with the Georgian sweet pastry, specially brought for this day from Georgia.

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