2nd Strykers assume responsibility of area in southern Afghanistan
July 12, 2010
ZABUL, Afghanistan - The Sabers of 4th Squadron of the 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment became the first Squadron in the Regiment to assume responsibility of an area of operation in southern Afghanistan. During a transfer of authority ceremony held June 28 the Sabers replaced 8th Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment as the commanding unit at Forward Operating Base Spin Boldak, Afghanistan, near the Pakistan border.
The transfer of authority from Task Force Saint to the Saber Squadron was marked with the Cavalry tradition of passing the command saber from the outgoing commander to the incoming.
"With the passing of the command saber," said Lt. Col Andrew Green, the 4th Squadron, 2SCR commander, "comes the responsibility of sharing the pledge to work alongside our Afghan partners for all the people of the region."
"I promise you today," he continued, "that the Saber Squadron will continue the successful practices of Task Force Saint, and endeavor to find new areas in which to increase the capacity and effectiveness of our ANSF and GIRoA partners within this district."
"Saber Soldiers are on the ground and ready to write the next chapter of our operations here."
The Sabers are deployed to Afghanistan for 12-months in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. During their deployment, they will continue to provide security and stability for the people of Afghanistan.