• Sgt. Maj. Michael Mosites, DCOM-RS, NTM-A/CSTC-A, listens as Afghan Lt. Col. Shafiqullah Tahiri (left), executive officer of the Adraskan Police Training Center, walks the grounds Sept. 28. (Photo by Jon Connor)

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    Sgt. Maj. Michael Mosites, DCOM-RS, NTM-A/CSTC-A, listens as Afghan Lt. Col. Shafiqullah Tahiri (left), executive officer of the Adraskan Police Training Center, walks the grounds Sept. 28. (Photo by Jon Connor)

  • Brig. Gen. Ziarat Shah Abe (left), 1st Brigade commander, ANA, assists in rechecking coordinates after initial fire for effect at Camp Zafar, adjacent to Camp Stone near Herat in western Afghanistan Sept. 26. (Photo by Jon Connor)

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    Brig. Gen. Ziarat Shah Abe (left), 1st Brigade commander, ANA, assists in rechecking coordinates after initial fire for effect at Camp Zafar, adjacent to Camp Stone near Herat in western Afghanistan Sept. 26. (Photo by Jon Connor)

  • Afghan National Police trainers teach the proper method of handcuffing to students at the Regional Training Center-Herat Sept. 28. These students are with the Afghan Uniformed Police. (Photo by Jon Connor)

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    Afghan National Police trainers teach the proper method of handcuffing to students at the Regional Training Center-Herat Sept. 28. These students are with the Afghan Uniformed Police. (Photo by Jon Connor)

  • An Afghan Civil Order Police student explains a tactic to his fellow students as an Afghan police instructor listens at the Adraskan Police Training Center Sept. 28. (Photo by Jon Connor)

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    An Afghan Civil Order Police student explains a tactic to his fellow students as an Afghan police instructor listens at the Adraskan Police Training Center Sept. 28. (Photo by Jon Connor)

  • Afghan National Police noncommissioned officers participate in self-defense techniques at the Adraskan Police Training Center Sept. 28. (Photo by Jon Connor)

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    Afghan National Police noncommissioned officers participate in self-defense techniques at the Adraskan Police Training Center Sept. 28. (Photo by Jon Connor)

  • An Afghan employee shovels dirt through a screen to refine it prior to being mixed with straw for Adobe-style builds at Shindand Airbase Sept. 28. The new construction will support a  military regional training center consisting of 67 builds. (Photo by Jon Connor)

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    An Afghan employee shovels dirt through a screen to refine it prior to being mixed with straw for Adobe-style builds at Shindand Airbase Sept. 28. The new construction will support a military regional training center consisting of 67 builds. (Photo by...

  • An Afghan employee flings clay/mud to finish the outer wall of an Adobe-style building at Shindand Airbase Sept. 28. These builds are sustainable, locally repairable, and offer easier maintenance thus lowering lifecycle costs. (Photo by Jon Connor)

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    An Afghan employee flings clay/mud to finish the outer wall of an Adobe-style building at Shindand Airbase Sept. 28. These builds are sustainable, locally repairable, and offer easier maintenance thus lowering lifecycle costs. (Photo by Jon Connor)

  • This Afghan employee cleans rice at the Herat Regional Military Hospital Sept. 26. The hospital cares for about 150 outpatients daily. It provides treatment for Afghan forces and family members. (Photo by Jon Connor)

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    This Afghan employee cleans rice at the Herat Regional Military Hospital Sept. 26. The hospital cares for about 150 outpatients daily. It provides treatment for Afghan forces and family members. (Photo by Jon Connor)

Sgt. Maj. Michael Mosites, sergeant major of Deputy Commander-Regional Support, NATO Training Mission-Afghanistan/Combines Security Transition Command-Afghanistan, conducted a battlefield circulation Sept. 26-29 to Regional Support Command-West.

During the visit, Mosites visited an Afghan artillery park at Camp Zafar, a local military hospital, an Afghan Border Patrol barracks compound, a regional training center, Afghan Civil Order Police training, a warehouse for military clothing and equipment, a police training center, and what will be a future regional military training center at Shindand Airbase.

Mosites said he was impressed with what he saw and observed, especially with the new builds incorporating Adobe-style construction. These type of builds reduce costs and provide the Afghan National Security Forces with sustainable, locally repairable construction offering easier maintenance which generate lower lifecycle costs.

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