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ANA Combat Service Support Kandak (CSSK)

Within the Afghan National Army (ANA) brigade is the Combat Service Support Kandak - designated the 5th CSK. This kandak (battalion) provides maintenance, logistical, medical, and other types of support to the other units within the ANA brigade.

ANA Vehicle Maintenance 5th CSSK
ANA mechanics from the 5th CSSK, 4th Bde, 205th Corps in Tarin Kot
perform vehicle maintenance (
photo by OR-6 Mark Doran).

News Articles the ANA CSSK

August 25, 2013. "Successful ANA Sustainment". DVIDS. An upbeat news story with some quotes by a brigade-level logistics advisro about how the Afghans are continuing " . . . to develop and demonstrate effectiveness in the delivery of Classes I, II, III and V effects and requirements". No mention of Class IX repair parts; which prompts a "Hmmmmm". The spokesman continues with "Overall the ANA's system is working; we are not attempting to make any drastic changes." and "At the end of the day, the ANSF have not experienced mission failures or no-goes because of a logistics problem". Another "Hmmmm".

July 11, 2013. "ANA soldiers receive equipment training". DVIDS. Members of the 5th Kandak, 4th Brigade, 215th Corps receive engineer equipment and motor transport equipment training in Helmand province, Afghanistan.

June 7, 2012. "ANA mentorship, it's a win-win for all". US Central Command. An STT from the 3-2 Stryker Brigade provides assistance to 5th Kandak, 1st Brigade, 205th Corps.

June 13, 2011. "51 ANA soldiers graduate from special trade courses".

December 16, 2009. "ANA CSS kandak achieves Capability Milestone 1". Government of Canada. Kandak Mentoring Team 5 (KMT 5) of the Candian Army provides mentoring and guidance.

November 20, 2009. "Maine Guard conducts M-16 training for Afghan Army". National Guard. 286th Combat Support Sustainment Battlion provides weapons training to ANA 5th Kandak at Camp Hero, Kandahar province.


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