• Creator
  • Department of Defense. American Forces Information Service. Defense Visual Information Center. 1994-
  • Created Date
  • 2000-09-15
  • Description
  • The original finding aid described this photograph as: [Complete] Scene Caption: A Kazakhstan Soldier, armed with a 5.45 mm AK-74 assault rifle, demonstrates check point operations while being photographed by a military video camera person. Central Asian Peacekeeping Battalion (CENTRASBAT) 2000, Almaty Kazakhstan (KAZ), 15 September 2000. CENTRASBAT 2000 is a peacekeeping and humanitarian relief exercise sponsored by United States Central Comm... more
    The original finding aid described this photograph as: [Complete] Scene Caption: A Kazakhstan Soldier, armed with a 5.45 mm AK-74 assault rifle, demonstrates check point operations while being photographed by a military video camera person. Central Asian Peacekeeping Battalion (CENTRASBAT) 2000, Almaty Kazakhstan (KAZ), 15 September 2000. CENTRASBAT 2000 is a peacekeeping and humanitarian relief exercise sponsored by United States Central Command (US CENTCOM) and hosted by the former Soviet Republic Kazakhstan in Central Asia, 11-20 September 2000. Exercise participants include approximately 300 US troops including personnel from US CENTCOM, the US Army's 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C., and 5th Special Forces Group, Ft. Campbell, Kentrucky, and 300 Kazakhstan soldiers. Other participating nations include: Uzbekistan, Kyrgystan, United Kingdom, Turkey, Russia, Georgia, Azerbaijan and Mongolia. CENTRASBAT originated in 1996, and was established to form a joint battalion of soldiers from the former Soviet Republics of Kazakhstan, Kyrgystan and Uzbekistan to serve as a key component in developing a regional security and cooperation structure. CENTRASBAT 2000 will test US and Central Asian unit's combat readiness and ability to conduct peacekeeping and humanitarian operations, as well as develop and build cooperative relationships between the respective states and assist in laying the foundation for future peacekeeping and humanitarian operations. Subject Operation/Series: CENTRASBAT Base: Almaty Country: Kazakhstan (KAZ) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Jim Varhegyi, USAF Release Status: Released to Public. less
  • Format
  • Magnetic Disk
    Magnetic Disk: Hard Drive
  • Rights
  • Unrestricted