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Operation HIGHROAD

Australian soldiers from the Special Operations Task Group board a U.S. Army Black Hawk helicopter after a mission in Uruzgan province, southern Afghanistan

The ADF's commitment to NATO's Resolute Support mission in Afghanistan is known as Operation HIGHROAD. It is fulfilled by personnel serving with the ADF's Task Group Afghanistan.

The Australian Government and the ADF are working as part of the international community to provide long-term support to the Government of Afghanistan. This support is consolidating the hard-won security and governance gains throughout Afghanistan since 2001.

It is important to remember that the international community is now working with established Afghan Government institutions. This work is enhancing the determined, resilient Afghan security forces in their roles as the lead for the security of Afghanistan.

A stable Afghanistan is in everyone's interest. The Afghan Government is a committed and constructive partner. In that context, we are working with them to help contain the threat of international terrorism.

Task Group Afghanistan's headquarters is at Kabul's Hamid Karzai International Airport. The Task Group coordinates administration, communications, maintenance, force protection, and logistics support for all ADF members deployed to Afghanistan.

Around 300 ADF members from the Royal Australian Navy, the Australian Army, the Royal Australian Air Force and Defence civilians are deployed in Afghanistan as part of Operation HIGHROAD.