From the event

25 Apr. 2008

PR# 2008-156

New Zealand PRT celebrates transfer of authority

KABUL, Afghanistan – The New Zealand Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) held a transfer of authority ceremony Apr. 20 at Forward Operating Base Baiman.

The commanding general of the Regional Command East and Coalition forces in Afghanistan, Major General Jeffrey Schloesser, participated in the event. He thanked leaving members and welcomed those that just arrived.

Outgoing and incoming New Zealand PRT members also performed a "Haka", a Maori ritual war dance, at the event.

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