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Recently acquired from a friend in-theatre is this FOB Ghazni Team Shamshir TSS Security patch. From what I am told FOB Ghazni is a Troop Sustainment Site (TSS) for the training of Afghanistan National Police as well as other units. Team Shamshir (misspelled on the insignia) is named for the Shimshar pattern sword or scimitar made and carried for centuries in Asia. Team Shamshir is the joint US/Afghan security force for the FOB. Not sure of the meaning for the digit 1 at the bottom. I am also told that ISAF troops from Poland have been heavily involved as instructors in the training efforts at this site. The patch is backed with black velcro.
Not sure if this information is correct. If anyone here can provide clarification or further information by all means please post your comments here.
Thanks for looking!
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