Force Protection Element 6 in Afghanistan

Australia’s Force Protection Element-6 (FPE-6) deployed to Kabul, Afghanistan, in June 2016.

CAPTIONAustralian Army soldier, Corporal Michael Pilia’e-Smith, deployed with Force Protection Element 6, maintains his shooting skills on the L9A1 pistol in Qargha, Afghanistan. Photo by Flight Lieutenant Jessica Aldred.

In the video below, Corporal Michael Pilia’e-Smith and Corporal Sam Lomas talk us through their roles and responsibilities and some interesting and realistic training they conducted recently.

The role of FPE-6 is to provide protection to Australian Defence Force personnel while they conduct train, advise and assist tasks with Afghan National Defense and Security Forces.

Around 270 personnel from the Royal Australian Navy, the Australian Army, the Royal Australian Air Force and Defence civilians are deployed on Operation Highroad as part of Australia’s commitment to the NATO mission in Afghanistan..

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