From www.army.mil (USA) – By C. Todd Lopez – Reliable Tempo draws down 13-year combat footprint in Afghanistan
FORT BRAGG, N.C. (April 9, 2015) — By Dec. 31, 2014, the United States transferred more than 300 military installations and $180 million in foreign excess personal property to the Afghan government. Concurrently, more than 30,000 pieces of rolling stock and 50,000 shipping containers of equipment were sent back to the United States, as well.
Much of that work was accomplished under the direction of the Army’s 1st Sustainment Command (Theater), or TSC, as part of its four-phase Operation Drum Beat, or ODB, and Operation Reliable Tempo, or ORT, from June 2012 – December 2014, which was designed to remove U.S. Service members, equipment and vehicles from Afghanistan by the presidentially-mandated, Dec. 31, 2014, deadline, thus transitioning the U.S. presence from the Operation Enduring Freedom, or OEF, combat mission to the Operation Resolute Support, or ORS, mission.
The ORS mission is to train, advise and assist Afghan forces, while leaving security responsibilities to the Afghans. (…)
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