Friday, November 03, 2006

Brigadier General Tim Grant takes Command

Wednesday, November 1, 2006
Kandahar, Afghanistan

Brigadier General Tim Grant takes command of Joint Task Forces Afghanistan from Brigadier General David Fraser in the presence of the Chief of Defence Staff, General Rick Hillier.
Joint Task Forces Afghanistan is part of Canada’s contribution to the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. This mission is about Canadians and their international partners helping Afghans rebuild their lives, their families, their communities and their nation. Canadian operations will work to improve the quality of life of Afghans by providing a secure environment in which Afghan society can recover from more than 25 years of conflict.
The Canadian Forces (CF) contribution in Afghanistan comprises about 2,300 soldiers, most of whom serve with Joint Task Forces Afghanistan at Kandahar Airfield and Camp Nathan Smith in Kandahar City. Additional personnel are assigned to Kabul, various military headquarters, and civilian organizations.

Map of Afghanistan (click to enlarge)

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