Thursday, June 14, 2007

On Patrol

Photo by: Cpl Dan Pop
14 June 2007
Kandahar Province, Afghanistan

Members of the Force Protection Company and Civil-Military Cooperation (CIMIC) from the Kandahar Provincial Reconstruction Team (KPRT) conducted patrols into areas of the Panjwayi District to evaluate the progress of on-going projects in the region.

The Force Protection Company, made up of members from the Royal 22ieme Regiment based out of Valcartier, Quebec, is tasked with providing security, defence, protection, and escort duties to the Kandahar Provincial Reconstruction Team as they go about their various duties and tasks.

The KPRT consists of Canadian Forces members, a civilian police contingent led by the RCMP, Correctional Services Canada, representatives of the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade and the Canadian International Development Agency. The KPRT conducts coordinated interdepartmental operations to promote good governance, assists the Government of Afghanistan in extending its authority in the province of Kandahar, and facilitates the development of a stable, secure and self-sustaining environment for the people of Afghanistan.

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