The MTF-2 mission in Afghanistan was to mentor the
Afghan National Army.
The MTF-2 soldiers mentored soldiers from the Afghan
National Army to create a combined presence throughout
the region. It also enabled the Afghan National Army to
take the lead in providing security against insurgent
forces. The ongoing success of the mentoring programs is
delivering good results and clearly demonstrates the
ability of the Afghan National Army to eventually take
over security operations in Uruzgan province.
Operations were focused on improving the lives of
local people through governance, increased security and
community liaison to set the conditions for development
in areas such as health, education and public works.
The articles from our soldiers of 5RAR and their support
elements gives the reader a good understanding of the
war in Afghanistan from the Aussie commitment.