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    Post by JYN on Sun Sep 18, 2011 9:30 am

    Hello,

    I found interesting photos and information related to 1st Afghan Commando and the AIDO program.
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    A US Military Information Support Operations Soldier with Special Operations Task Force – South puts the Afghan Information Dissemination Operation (AIDO) tab on the sleeve of an Afghan commando during the AIDO graduation ceremony held March 6, 2011 at Camp Hero, Kandahar Air Field, Afghanistan.
    The AIDO program is a four-week course that teaches commandos how to utilize information operations and counter enemy propaganda. Nine commandos graduated the course that is advised by military information support operations soldiers with Special Operations Task Force – South.


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    Post by MyZone on Sun Sep 18, 2011 9:37 am

    It is interesting how the armies we(the US) train seem to have alot more variations in dress, patches, gear,ect. Not to say the US does not have alot of variations, but we are a larger sized force where lets say the Afghans are fewer with many, many variations.

    Just an observation on my part....means more to collect ~ right Like a Star @ heaven
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    Post by aussie digger on Sun Sep 18, 2011 9:45 am

    Thank you very much for showing this! Something else to add to the wish list.

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    Post by JYN on Sun Sep 18, 2011 9:47 am

    If you want to raise a new army and specially if you create Special Forces even if they are known as courageous soldiers, you need to make them proud of their unit and to have a real Esprit de Corps with more and more patches...
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    Post by Nkomo on Sun Sep 18, 2011 11:32 am

    JYN wrote:If you want to raise a new army and specially if you create Special Forces even if they are known as courageous soldiers, you need to make them proud of their unit and to have a real Esprit de Corps with more and more patches...

    Couldn't agree with you more.
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    Post by piola74 on Wed Jul 18, 2012 1:37 pm

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    Another picture of the ANA COMMANDO/AIDO soldier wearing the tab. When I was deployed I have seen two different sizes of AIDO tab and also AIDO unit and AIDO qualifiction patch.
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    Post by piola74 on Wed Jul 18, 2012 1:40 pm

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    ANA soldier wearing the AIDO unit patch. The symbols (horse and lightnings) indicate US PSYOP influence.

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    Post by piola74 on Wed Jul 18, 2012 1:41 pm

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    And the patch itself.
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    Post by piola74 on Wed Jul 18, 2012 1:44 pm

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    AIDO course qualification patch.
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    Post by piola74 on Wed Jul 18, 2012 1:46 pm

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    AIDO tab - big one.
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    Post by piola74 on Wed Jul 18, 2012 1:51 pm

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    AIDO - small size. Sorry for the quality of the picture, it's the best I have. Anyway the size is the same as the US RANGER or AIRBORNE tabs.
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    Post by Mercenary25 on Wed Jul 18, 2012 1:56 pm

    Wow, anyone know where I could buy one of those AIDO tab and patch?

    The patch is inspired by US PSYOP MOS badge.
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    Post by JYN on Wed Jul 18, 2012 3:19 pm

    Hello,

    Great addition to this thread.

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    Post by kriegsmodell on Thu Jul 19, 2012 10:34 am



    Outstanding!!



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    Post by watsonicding on Tue Jul 24, 2012 11:08 pm

    Cool, I want to buy one of these too! What a Face
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    Post by Darktrooper on Wed Jul 25, 2012 2:45 am

    watsonicding wrote:Cool, I want to buy one of these too! What a Face

    please take the time to post in the introduction section and tell us about yourself.


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    Post by drewchaneyaustralia on Sat Nov 03, 2012 2:23 am

    Good Day Guys n Gals. Here is my collection of Afghan Army AIDO.
    Afghan Army Information Dissemination Operations = AIDO. AIDO incorporates own forces and enemy / insurgent Psychological Operations and Public Affairs activities.
    AIDO is taught / facilitated by US Military Information Support Operations (MISO) forces.

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    Post by JYN on Sat Nov 03, 2012 5:39 am

    Great patches Drew !

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    Post by Mercenary25 on Sat Nov 03, 2012 5:40 pm

    My turn, fellows! I've had it for a while now.

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    Post by kriegsmodell on Sat Nov 03, 2012 6:12 pm


    Very nice!



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    Post by airborne1968 on Thu Nov 13, 2014 4:19 pm

    Just picked these two patches up today.  The AIDO tab is connected to the commando patch (all one piece).  They walked into my honey hole today from a local "trash collector" who brings in mil items he finds around town which the vets (or their family members) throw out. The owner called me about them and I boughtem'! I don't need two so I'll listing to trade one for the two different psyop horse patches. Tom

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    Post by aussie digger on Fri Nov 14, 2014 12:49 pm

    Nice addition there! I havnt seen a one piece patch like this before. I don't have any of the horse patches but if you decide to sell please let me know!

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