Regional Command East, in full partnership with the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and joint, interagency, intergovernmental, and multinational organizations (JIIM), conducts security force assistance to enable the Afghan National Security Forces to protect the Afghan people; neutralize insurgent networks; and deny safe havens for transnational terrorists; and, concurrently support GIRoA institutions as they continue to develop legitimate, credible, and enduring governance and sustainable economic growth.
RC-East includes the provinces of Bamyan, Ghazni, Kapisa, Khost, Kunar, Laghman, Logar, Nangarhar, Nuristan, Paktika, Paktiya, Panjshayr, Parwan and Wardak. It covers 46,000 square miles, approximately the size of Virginia, and shares a portion of the border with Pakistan. Currently, more than 9,000 Coalition Forces and 82,000 ANSF are operating in the command’s area of responsibility.
U.S., Poland, Czech Republic, UK, Jordan, New Zealand, Korea, Ukraine, Canada
• 159th Combat Aviation Brigade Mission - The 159th CAB provides multi-functional aviation support to RC (E) and RC (N) in support of Operation Enduring Freedom to facilitate unified land operations intended to secure the population, neutralize the insurgency and increase ANSF capabilities.
• 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division - TAAC-SE advises and assists the security forces South of Kabul to secure elections and establish an enduring security environment
• TF White Eagle - Task Force White Eagle conducts counterinsurgency operations and unified actions focusing on key terrain districts in Ghazni in order to increase security, development, local governance competency and legitimacy; while neutralizing the insurgency.
• 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) - TAAC-NE advises and assists the security forces North of Kabul to secure elections and establish an enduring security environment.
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*Information current as of 18 FEB 2014