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Marine academy for Afghan troops to close

Camp Leatherneck program is training Afghan instructors to take over

Written by
Gretel C. Kovach
1:44 p.m., Sept. 8, 2012

CAMP LEATHERNECK, Afghanistan — When a brigade of Marines moved into Helmand Province in 2009, they built a joint training center for Afghan forces aboard their rapidly expanding new strategic headquarters. Now after three years of operation and a surge of basic instruction for newly fielded police and soldiers, Joint Sustainment Academy Southwest is closing down.

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