Farewell ceremony for Georgian soldiers to Afghanistan
The farewell ceremony for Georgian military servicemen to Afghanistan was be held at Vaziani military base today.
Soldiers of 33rd and 42nd battalions of III and IV Infantry Brigades of the Georgian Armed Forces are ready to take part in ISAF mission.
Both battalions underwent six-month intensive training in the Krtsanisi Training Centre under the guidance of Expeditionary Brigade of US Marine Corps.
The Battalion personnel have also undergone preparation in the US Joint Multinational Readiness Centre (JMRC) based in the German city of Hohenfelse. They were instructed in defence, searching, cordon, convoy, evacuation operations as well as in skills of communication with leaders and population they will have to interact with during the mission.
A new peacekeeping contingent will replace the 12th and 23rd battalions of I and II Infantry Brigades. Georgian peacekeepers will carry out the international mission in Helmand province for six months under the US contingent.