• Soldiers with India Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), show tactical movement for members of the Afghan Uniformed Police during a tactical training class Aug. 15, 2013 at Forward Operating Base Salerno, Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Justin A. Moeller, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

    White Currahee provides tactical training for AUP

    Soldiers with India Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), show tactical movement for members of the Afghan Uniformed Police during a tactical training class Aug. 15, 2013 at...

  • Soldiers with India Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), play the part of a detainees as a members of the Afghan Uniformed Police search and control them during a training class Aug. 15, 2013 at Forward Operating Base Salerno, Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Justin A. Moeller, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

    White Currahee provides tactical training for AUP

    Soldiers with India Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), play the part of a detainees as a members of the Afghan Uniformed Police search and control them during a training...

  • U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Bryan A. Kensinger, an infantryman with India Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), play the part of a detainee as a member of the Afghan Uniformed Police searches him during a training class Aug. 15, 2013 at Forward Operating Base Salerno, Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Justin A. Moeller, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

    White Currahee provides tactical training for AUP

    U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Bryan A. Kensinger, an infantryman with India Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), play the part of a detainee as a member of the Afghan Uniformed Police...

  • Soldiers with India Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), show members of the Afghan Uniformed Police on how to call out individuals from a building during a tactical training class Aug. 15, 2013 at Forward Operating Base Salerno, Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Justin A. Moeller, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

    White Currahee provides tactical training for AUP

    Soldiers with India Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), show members of the Afghan Uniformed Police on how to call out individuals from a building during a tactical training...

  • Soldiers with India Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), show members of the Afghan Uniformed Police on how to pull security during a tactical training class Aug. 15, 2013 at Forward Operating Base Salerno, Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Justin A. Moeller, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

    White Currahee provides tactical training for AUP

    Soldiers with India Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), show members of the Afghan Uniformed Police on how to pull security during a tactical training class Aug. 15, 2013 at...

  • Members of the Afghan Uniformed Police pay attention as soldiers with India Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), display how to properly control a detainee during a tactical training class Aug. 15, 2013 at Forward Operating Base Salerno, Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Justin A. Moeller, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

    White Currahee provides tactical training for AUP

    Members of the Afghan Uniformed Police pay attention as soldiers with India Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), display how to properly control a detainee during a tactical...

  • U.S. Army Spc. David J. Gosney (left) searches Spc. Mathew W. Harrold, both infantrymen with India Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), displaying the proper way to control a detainee for members of the Afghan Uniformed Police during a tactical training class Aug. 15, 2013 at Forward Operating Base Salerno, Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Justin A. Moeller, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

    White Currahee provides tactical training for AUP

    U.S. Army Spc. David J. Gosney (left) searches Spc. Mathew W. Harrold, both infantrymen with India Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), displaying the proper way to control a...

  • U.S. Army Sgt. Benjamin A Knapp (left) leads Spc. Mathew W. Harrold, both infantrymen with India Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), displaying the proper way to control a detainee for members of the Afghan Uniformed Police during a tactical training class Aug. 15, 2013 at Forward Operating Base Salerno, Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Justin A. Moeller, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

    White Currahee provides tactical training for AUP

    U.S. Army Sgt. Benjamin A Knapp (left) leads Spc. Mathew W. Harrold, both infantrymen with India Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), displaying the proper way to control a...

  • U.S. Army Sgt. Benjamin A Knapp (left) searches Spc. Mathew W. Harrold, both infantrymen with India Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), displaying the proper way to search a detainee for members of the Afghan Uniformed Police during a tactical training class Aug. 15, 2013 at Forward Operating Base Salerno, Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Justin A. Moeller, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

    White Currahee provides tactical training for AUP

    U.S. Army Sgt. Benjamin A Knapp (left) searches Spc. Mathew W. Harrold, both infantrymen with India Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), displaying the proper way to search a...

  • Members of the Afghan Uniformed Police listen to the tactical call-out portion during a training class provided by soldiers with India Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Aug. 15, 2013 at Forward Operating Base Salerno, Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Justin A. Moeller, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

    White Currahee provides tactical training for AUP

    Members of the Afghan Uniformed Police listen to the tactical call-out portion during a training class provided by soldiers with India Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Aug...

  • U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Nathan J. Peters, an infantryman with India Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), teaches members of the Afghan Uniformed Police tactical call-out during a training class Aug. 15, 2013 at Forward Operating Base Salerno, Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Justin A. Moeller, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

    White Currahee provides tactical training for AUP

    U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Nathan J. Peters, an infantryman with India Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), teaches members of the Afghan Uniformed Police tactical call-out during a...

  • U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Nathan J. Peters, an infantryman with India Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), teaches members of the Afghan Uniformed Police tactical call-out during a training class Aug. 15, 2013 at Forward Operating Base Salerno, Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Justin A. Moeller, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

    White Currahee provides tactical training for AUP

    U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Nathan J. Peters, an infantryman with India Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), teaches members of the Afghan Uniformed Police tactical call-out during a...

  • U.S. Army Spc. Mathew W. Harrold, an infantryman with India Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), observes members of the Afghan Uniformed Police using a latter to assist in the search of a building during a tactical training class Aug. 15, 2013 at Forward Operating Base Salerno, Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Justin A. Moeller, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

    White Currahee provides tactical training for AUP

    U.S. Army Spc. Mathew W. Harrold, an infantryman with India Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), observes members of the Afghan Uniformed Police using a latter to assist in the...

  • Soldiers with India Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), show members of the Afghan Uniformed Police on how to use a latter to assist in the search a building, during a tactical training class Aug. 15, 2013 at Forward Operating Base Salerno, Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Justin A. Moeller, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

    White Currahee provides tactical training for AUP

    Soldiers with India Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), show members of the Afghan Uniformed Police on how to use a latter to assist in the search a building, during a...

  • Soldiers with India Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), talk with members of the Afghan Uniformed Police on how to search a building during a tactical training class Aug. 15, 2013 at Forward Operating Base Salerno, Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Justin A. Moeller, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

    White Currahee provides tactical training for AUP

    Soldiers with India Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), talk with members of the Afghan Uniformed Police on how to search a building during a tactical training class Aug. 15...

  • U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Bryan A. Kensinger, an infantryman with India Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), teaches members of the Afghan Uniformed Police his portion of a tactical training class Aug. 15, 2013 at Forward Operating Base Salerno, Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Justin A. Moeller, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

    White Currahee provides tactical training for AUP

    U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Bryan A. Kensinger, an infantryman with India Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), teaches members of the Afghan Uniformed Police his portion of a tactical...

  • U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Bryan A. Kensinger, an infantryman with India Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), teaches members of the Afghan Uniformed Police his portion of a tactical training class Aug. 15, 2013 at Forward Operating Base Salerno, Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Justin A. Moeller, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

    White Currahee provides tactical training for AUP

    U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Bryan A. Kensinger, an infantryman with India Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), teaches members of the Afghan Uniformed Police his portion of a tactical...

  • With the assistance of an interpreter, Staff Sgt. Bryan A. Kensinger, an infantryman with India Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), teaches members of the Afghan Uniformed Police his portion of a tactical training class Aug. 15, 2013 at Forward Operating Base Salerno, Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Justin A. Moeller, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

    White Currahee provides tactical training for AUP

    With the assistance of an interpreter, Staff Sgt. Bryan A. Kensinger, an infantryman with India Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), teaches members of the Afghan Uniformed...

  • Soldiers with India Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), play the part of a detainees as a members of the Afghan Uniformed Police control them during a training class on Aug. 15, 2013 at Forward Operating Base Salerno, Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Justin A. Moeller, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

    White Currahee provides tactical training for AUP

    Soldiers with India Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), play the part of a detainees as a members of the Afghan Uniformed Police control them during a training class on Aug...

KHOWST PROVINCE, Afghanistan - Soldiers with India Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), conducted tactical call out training for members of the Afghan Uniformed Police, Aug. 14 and 15, at Forward Operating Base Salerno, Afghanistan.

"We are teaching AUP members, from different districts around Khowst, good tactics and techniques for searching, clearing and detaining [suspect] individuals," said 1st Lt. Steven A. Cummings, native of West Chester, Pa., and platoon leader with India Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th BCT, 101st Airborne. He hopes that the training they are providing the AUP will help with the security in Khowst province.

"It will help when were on missions with how to react [to the enemy], how to search a house and how to [tactically] move on the road," expressed an AUP officer participating in the training.

The two day training consisted of planning, basic medical training, tactical site exploitation, movement drills, cordon, questioning and searching of detainees.

"The movement section I taught went really well," said Sgt. Christopher J. Hudson, a Warwick, R.I., native and infantryman with India Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th BCT, 101st Airborne Division. "They've had some prior training from other units and even though they had different names for what we were teaching them, they caught on and executed perfectly."

On top of completing tasks to the teacher's standards, the members of the AUP showed enjoyment in the training, as well.

"The AUP seemed to like the hands-on portion of the medical training," Cummings said. "They were able to get out there and do casualty evacuation using their own trucks which was excellent. They did well."

"The medical lesson, how to treat a casualty and move a casualty on the battlefield, was a good lesson for us," said a member of the Afghan Uniformed Police participating in the training. "What we have learned from the American soldiers we can take and share with our fellow soldiers."

Advising and assisting the Afghan National Security Forces to the point of complete self-sustainability is hope in providing training such as this.

"I hope this raises the AUP's capacity and confidence," expressed Hudson. "They need the confidence to be able to respond when we're gone and the capacity to teach their fellow AUP."

"I worked with the AUP on my last deployment to Afghanistan," Hudson elaborated. "In the three and a half years since, they have shown a huge increase in their knowledge of tactics."

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