• Afghan National Civil Order Police officers listen during classroom instructions on how to counteract improvised explosive devices during a two-week course by the Logar Afghan Uniformed Police Security Force Advise and Assist Team at Patrol Base Pul-e-Alam in Logar province, Afghanistan, May 23, 2013. The training also covered tactical skills such as clearing rooms and mission planning to enable Afghan forces to better secure their country. The Logar Afghan Uniformed Police Security Force Advise and Assist Team is assigned to the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Julieanne Morse/Released)

    US advisers provide Afghan police valuable training

    Afghan National Civil Order Police officers listen during classroom instructions on how to counteract improvised explosive devices during a two-week course by the Logar Afghan Uniformed Police Security Force Advise and Assist Team at Patrol Base...

  • U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Ryan Jaminet, right, an explosive ordnance disposal specialist with the 731st Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company, teaches members of the Afghan National Civil Order Police to find improvised explosive devices (IED) at Patrol Base Pul-e-Alam in Logar province, Afghanistan, May 23, 2013. The training is essential to enable Afghan forces to combat the continuous IED threat in Afghanistan. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Julieanne Morse/Released)

    US advisers provide Afghan police valuable training

    U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Ryan Jaminet, right, an explosive ordnance disposal specialist with the 731st Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company, teaches members of the Afghan National Civil Order Police to find improvised explosive devices (IED) at Patrol...

  • U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Ryan Jaminet, right, an explosive ordnance disposal specialist with the 731st Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company, teaches techniques for finding improvised explosive devises (IEDs) to Afghan National Civil Order Police officers at Patrol Base Pul-e-Alam in Logar province, Afghanistan, May 23, 2013. The Logar Afghan Uniformed Police Security Forces Advise and Assist Team with the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, provided training on finding IEDs in order to minimize the effect of IEDs on Afghan and coalition Forces. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Julieanne Morse/Released

    US advisers provide Afghan police valuable training

    U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Ryan Jaminet, right, an explosive ordnance disposal specialist with the 731st Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company, teaches techniques for finding improvised explosive devises (IEDs) to Afghan National Civil Order Police...

  • Capt. Jason Imboden, a member of the Logar Afghan Uniformed Police Security Force Advise and Assist Team with 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, teaches members of the Afghan National Civil Order Police tactics to finding and reacting to improvised explosive devices at Patrol Base Pul-e-Alam, May 23, 2013. The two-week tactical training course will improve Afghan forces ability to provide security for their country. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Julieanne Morse, 129th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment/RELEASED)

    US advisers provide Afghan police valuable training

    Capt. Jason Imboden, a member of the Logar Afghan Uniformed Police Security Force Advise and Assist Team with 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, teaches members of the Afghan National Civil Order Police tactics to finding and...

LOGAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan - U.S. Members of the Logar Afghan Uniformed Police Security Force Advise and Assist Team with 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, trained a team of Afghan National Civil Order Police how to counteract improvised explosive devices at Patrol Base Pul-e-Alam, May 23.

"Today, we were focusing on counter improvised explosive devise; trying to minimize the effects of IEDs on Afghan and Coalition Forces," said Capt. Jason Imboden, a member of the Logar AUP SFAAT Team and a primary adviser for ANCOP.

The two-week training program focused on tactical skills such as entering and clearing rooms and mission planning.

"I think this particular training is a great idea," said Imboden. "I think that within a few months we are going to see the rewards of them being able to do more operations."

2nd Lt. Hamid Sayd Khaili, commander of the ANCOP supply company, said they are very happy. Before the training classes, his men didn't know how to check for IEDs, but now they'll be safe and will save lives when they go out on mission, he added.

"I'm very impressed with ANCOP," said Imboden. "They have a high level of discipline. They are very motivated. They are eager to learn. They participate well in training, and I look forward to training them for the next two weeks."

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