ANSF and AIF
The USACE district in Afghanistan constructs facilities that contribute to the fielding of Afghan National Army and Afghan National Police units – referred to as Afghan National Security Forces. The district is constructing provincial and district police headquarters facilities, regional administration buildings for the Ministry of Interior, training areas, army bases, hospitals, and joint regional compounds. The program also includes teaching the Afghans how to operate and maintain their facilities, thus enabling them to ensure their facilities remain mission ready.
USACE works with the NATO Training Mission-Afghanistan to support the efforts for Afghan-led security by December 2014 when the U.S. combat mission is scheduled to end. Afghan-led forces are conducting security operations in many areas of the country.
In addition, the USACE district is completing projects funded through the Afghan Infrastructure Fund, an authority granted by Congress in the 2011 National Defense Authorization Act to provide funding for water, power and transportation projects that support the counterinsurgency strategy and provide facilities that improve the lives of Afghan citizens. Projects include power plants, transmission lines and substations, hydropower and water supply.