NZDF

Afghanistan

NZ PRT: Bamyan

The twenty first and final rotation of NZDF personnel in the New Zealand Provincial Reconstruction Team (NZPRT) left Afghanistan in April 2013. The focus for the final rotation was on continuing to mentor and train Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF), and prepare Bamyan for NZDF's withdrawal. 

Map of Afghanistan

Map of Afghanistan

NSE: National Support Element

The three-person New Zealand National Support Element (NSE) is based at Bagram Air Force Base (BAF) about an hour and a half (60km) drive north of Kabul. Their task is to provide logistical support to NZDF personnel in Afghanistan.

Support Element: Middle East

Five NZDF personnel are in the Middle East to provide a support mechanism for NZDF force elements deployed to Afghanistan and to assist co-located coalition partners.

ISAF: Kabul

International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), Afghanistan. NZDF has two staff officers and a driver attached to HQ ISAF. The senior NZ officer works on policy and planning within the ISAF HQ.

Afghan National Army Officer Academy

There are seven NZDF personnel working as mentors and support personnel at the Afghan National Army Officer Academy in Kabul.

On patrol in North East Bamyian with Kiwi Team One, performing both mounted and dismounted patrols

The NZ PRT Bamyan is tasked with maintaining security in Bamyan Province. It does this by conducting frequent presence patrols throughout the province. The PRT also supports the provincial and local government by providing advice and assistance to the Provincial Governor, the Afghan National Police and district sub-governors. Thirdly the NZ PRT identifies, prepares and provides project managemen

On patrol in North East Bamyian with Kiwi Team One, performing both mounted and dismounted patrols.

What KT1 describe as a "typical day at the office". (WN-08-0042-25).

What KT1 describe as a "typical day at the office". (WN-08-0042-25).

This page was last reviewed on 8 July 2014, and is current.