19 Apr 2007

PR# 2007-318

NATO, U.S. forces sign joint memo of understanding

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (19 April) – NATO Maintenance and Supply Agency (NAMSA) general manager and the commander of U.S National Command Element (South) signed a joint memorandum of understanding here Sunday.

Signing the memorandum were Maj. Gen. Karl-Heinz Muenzner and U.S. Army Col. Richard Stephen Williams.  It is one of many steps in the official transition of NATO’s Kandahar Airfield, the largest (International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) operating base in the south, from U.S. management to NATO.

“In multi-national logistics cooperation is paramount,” General Muenzner said.  “It is a significant event when individual nations step back and allow an agency to take care of them.”

Transfer of KAF is scheduled to be completed this summer.

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