HQ ARRC is providing 250 officers and soldiers to augment the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) Headquarters (HQ) and the ISAF Joint Command(IJC) in Kabul throughout 2011. This includes the Commander assuming the role of DCOM ISAF and the Chief of Staff assuming the role of COS IJC.
In preparation for this the HQ and supporting elements have undertaken an intensive training programme during 2010 that culminated in a Mission Rehearsal Exercise undertaken at the NATO Joint Warfare Centre in Norway.
Regular updates on the deployment are available through the From Kabul blog. You can also get regular news updates from the ARRC Twitter feed.
Training for the deployment:
Below are a number of links to the ARRC pre-deployment training conducted in 2010.
Exercise Spartan 1
Ex Arrcade Spear
Mission Rehearsal Exercise
For further information regarding HQ ARRC's deployment to Afghanistan please contact:
PAO Office; HQ ARRC
Tel: +44(0)1452 718007
NATO's Role in Afghanistan
NATO Fact Sheets on Afghanistan
NATO Troop Contributions
NATO's Afghan First Policy
Joint Force Command HQ Brunssum