Soldiers from the 31st battalion of Georgian Armed Forces march during a farewell ceremony at Vaziani military base on April 7, 2010 outside Tbilisi. 750 military servicemen will depart for Afghanistan to take part in the NATO-led ISAF mission in the province of Helmand.

Soldiers from the 31st battalion of Georgian Armed Forces march during a farewell ceremony at Vaziani military base on April 7, 2010 outside Tbilisi. 750 military servicemen will depart for Afghanistan to take part in the NATO-led ISAF mission in the province of Helmand.





Georgian soldiers from the 32nd battalion of the 3rd infantry brigade on patrol in the province of Helmand in spring 2011.

Georgian soldiers from the 32nd battalion of the 3rd infantry brigade on patrol in the province of Helmand in spring 2011.




General Petraeus visits Georgian troops in Afghanistan.

General Petraeus visits Georgian troops in Afghanistan.


Maj. Zaza Tsamalashvili, commander of Georgia’s 33rd Light Infantry Battalion, and his troops kneel while receiving a blessing from the battalion chaplain during the battalion’s deployment ceremony in April 2011.

Maj. Zaza Tsamalashvili, commander of Georgia’s 33rd Light Infantry Battalion, and his troops kneel while receiving a blessing from the battalion chaplain during the battalion’s deployment ceremony in April 2011.