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Unidentified Flag AF1 - Military flag (possibly cavalry Branch of Service of the ANA)

The following flag is an Afghanistan military UFE, possibly cavalry branch of service of the ANA (Afghanistan National Army) for having the crossed swords. It is a green horizontal flag with the emblem in the middle.

[Afghan UFE] [Afghan UFE] [Afghan UFE]

Left picture: original picture is seen here: http://i.ytimg.com/vi/5i5nFZst4CQ/0.jpg (second flag from left to right).
Source: http://article.wn.com/view/2012/08/05/Top_Afghan_security_ministers_to_keep_jobs_for_now_3/, published on August 5, 2012.
Middle picture: original picture is seen here:
http://s3.reutersmedia.net/resources/r/ (second flag from left to right).
Source: http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/03/22/us-afghanistan-transition-idUSTRE72L15C20110322
Published on March 22, 2011.
Right picture: original picture is seen here: http://i.ytimg.com/vi/5i5nFZst4CQ/0.jpg (second flag from left to right).
Source: http://article.wn.com/view/2012/08/05/Top_Afghan_security_ministers_to_keep_jobs_for_now_3/
Published on August 5, 2012.
Esteban Rivera, 23 June 2014


Unidentified Flag AF2 - Military flag (possibly artillery Branch of Service of the ANA)

The following flag is an Afghanistan military UFE, possibly artillery branch of service of the ANA (Afghanistan National Army) for having the crossed cannons. It is a black horizontal flag with the emblem in the middle.

[Afghan UFE] [Afghan UFE] [Afghan UFE] [Afghan UFE]

Left picture: original picture is seen here:  http://i.ytimg.com/vi/5i5nFZst4CQ/0.jpg (sixth flag from left to right).
Source: http://article.wn.com/view/2012/08/05/Top_Afghan_security_ministers_to_keep_jobs_for_now_3/
Published on August 5, 2012
Second picture: original picture is seen here: http://s3.reutersmedia.net/resources/r/ (second flag from left to right).
Source: http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/03/22/us-afghanistan-transition-idUSTRE72L15C20110322
Published on March 22, 2011.
Third picture: original picture is seen here: http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Graduation+Ceremony+Afghan+National+Army+Officers+c6WXjisVOlEl.jpg
(eighth flag from left to right).
Source: http://www.zimbio.com/pictures/rNSfqpyHsAc/Graduation+Ceremony+Afghan+National+Army+Officers/c6WXjisVOlE/Hamid+Karzai
Published on March 17, 2010.
Right picture: original picture is seen here: http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Graduation+Ceremony+Afghan+National+Army+Officers+c6WXjisVOlEl.jpg
(eighth flag from left to right).
Source: http://www.zimbio.com/pictures/rNSfqpyHsAc/Graduation+Ceremony+Afghan+National+Army+Officers/c6WXjisVOlE/Hamid+Karzai
Published on August 12, 2011.
Esteban Rivera, 23 June 2014

After reading this article http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Military_Academy_of_Afghanistan#Military_training I've come to the conclusion that this is the flag of the Artillery School of the National Military Academy of Afghanistan.
Esteban Rivera, 24 June 2014


Unidentified Flag AF3 - Military flag (possibly military intelligence Branch of Service of the ANA)

The following flag is an Afghanistan military UFE, possibly military intelligence branch of service of the ANA (Afghanistan National Army) for having a torch with two crossed bolts. It is a light green horizontal flag with the emblem in the middle.

[Afghan UFE] [Afghan UFE] [Afghan UFE]

Left picture: original picture is seen here:  http://d1.static.dvidshub.net/media/thumbs/450x300/photos/1112/497012_q75.jpg (second flag from left to right).
Source: http://www.dvidshub.net/image/497012/afghanistan-needs-military-leaders-courage-competence-and-character
Published on August 12, 2011
Middle picture: original picture is seen here: http://www2.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Graduation+Ceremony+Afghan+National+Army+Officers+hgDsiCpy6nQl.jpg (sixth flag from left to right).
Source: http://www.zimbio.com/pictures/rNSfqpyHsAc/Graduation+Ceremony+Afghan+National+Army+Officers/hgDsiCpy6nQ/Hamid+Karzai
Published on March 17, 2010.
Right picture: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/4d/Caldwell_with_cadets_of_class_1388_at_the_National_Military_Academy_of_Afghanistan.jpg
(fifth flag from left to right).
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Caldwell_with_cadets_of_class_1388_at_the_National_Military_Academy_of_Afghanistan.jpg
Published on January 14, 2010. (The picture caption reads: Lt. Gen William B. Caldwell IV, center, commander NATO Training Mission Afghanistan (NMT-A), with cadets of class 1388 at the National Military Academy of Afghanistan (NMAA). The NMAA is a four-year program committed to graduating officers for the Afghan National Army (ANA) and is modeled after the United States Military Academy at West Point. Caldwell discussed coalition support for the growth and training of the ANA and the impact of programs such as NMAA. The class of solar year 1388 is the first class to graduate from NMAA).
Esteban Rivera, 23 June 2014

After reading this article http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Military_Academy_of_Afghanistan#Military_training I've come to the conclusion that this is the flag of the Signal School of the National Military Academy of Afghanistan.
Esteban Rivera, 24 June 2014


Unidentified Flag AF4 - Military flag (possibly armour Branch of Service of the ANA)

The following flag is an Afghanistan military UFE, possibly armour branch of service of the ANA (Afghanistan National Army) for having a tank (most likely a T-72) and an AK-47 assault rifle in it . It is a grey horizontal flag with the emblems in the middle in black.

[Afghan UFE] [Afghan UFE] [Afghan UFE]

Left picture: original picture is seen here: http://s3.reutersmedia.net/resources/r/ (first flag from left to right).
Source: http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/03/22/us-afghanistan-transition-idUSTRE72L15C20110322
Published on March 22, 2011.
Middle picture: original picture is seen here: http://www2.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Graduation+Ceremony+Afghan+National+Army+Officers+hgDsiCpy6nQl.jpg (second flag from left to right).
Source: http://www.zimbio.com/pictures/rNSfqpyHsAc/Graduation+Ceremony+Afghan+National+Army+Officers/hgDsiCpy6nQ/Hamid+Karzai
Published on March 17, 2010.
Right picture: http://d1.static.dvidshub.net/media/thumbs/450x300/photos/1112/497012_q75.jpg (third flag from left to right).
Source: http://www.dvidshub.net/image/497012/afghanistan-needs-military-leaders-courage-competence-and-character
Published on August 12, 2011.
Esteban Rivera, 23 June 2014

After reading this article http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Military_Academy_of_Afghanistan#Military_training I've come to the conclusion that this is the flag of the Armour School of the National Military Academy of Afghanistan.
Esteban Rivera, 24 June 2014


Unidentified Flag AF5 - Military flag (possibly engineers Branch of Service of the ANA)

The following flag is an Afghanistan military UFE, possibly engineers branch of service of the ANA (Afghanistan National Army) for having a pike and a shovel. It is a blue horizontal flag with the emblem in the middle.

[Afghan UFE] [Afghan UFE]

Left picture: original picture is seen here: http://d1.static.dvidshub.net/media/thumbs/450x300/photos/1112/497012_q75.jpg
Source: http://www.dvidshub.net/image/497012/afghanistan-needs-military-leaders-courage-competence-and-character
Published on August 12, 2011.
Right picture: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/4d/Caldwell_with_cadets_of_class_1388_at_the_National_Military_Academy_of_Afghanistan.jpg  (fourth flag from left to right).
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Caldwell_with_cadets_of_class_1388_at_the_National_Military_Academy_of_Afghanistan.jpg
Published on January 14, 2010. Picture caption reads: "Lt. Gen William B. Caldwell IV, center, commander NATO Training Mission Afghanistan (NMT-A), with cadets of class 1388 at the National Military Academy of Afghanistan (NMAA). The NMAA is a four-year program committed to graduating officers for the Afghan National Army (ANA) and is modeled after the United States Military Academy at West Point. Caldwell discussed coalition support for the growth and training of the ANA and the impact of programs such as NMAA. The class of solar year 1388 is the first class to graduate from NMAA."
Esteban Rivera, 23 June 2014

After reading this article http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Military_Academy_of_Afghanistan#Military_training I've come to the conclusion that this is the flag of the Engineers School of the National Military Academy of Afghanistan.
Esteban Rivera, 24 June 2014


Unidentified Flag AF6 - Police flag (possibly National Police Academy)

The following flag is an Afghanistan UFE, possibly that of the National Police Academy. It is divided red and green with the emblem in the red field.

[Afghan UFE] 

The flag (second flag from left to right, seen here: http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/dam/assets/120813070904-bergen-afghan-security-story-top.jpg, source: http://www.cnn.com/2012/08/13/opinion/bergen-green-on-blue/) is possibly that of the National Police Academy. The article was published on August 13, 2012, and the picture caption reads: "Afghan President Hamid Karzai attends the graduation ceremony of 500 students from the National Police Academy in July."
Esteban Rivera, 24 June 2014


Unidentified Flag AF7 - Military flag (possibly logistics Branch of Service of the ANA)

The following flag is an Afghanistan military UFE, possibly logistics branch of service of the ANA (Afghanistan National Army) for having several symbols in it. It is a blue horizontal flag with the emblem in the middle.

[Afghan UFE] [Afghan UFE] [Afghan UFE]

Left picture: original picture is seen here: http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Graduation+Ceremony+Afghan+National+Army+Officers+c6WXjisVOlEl.jpg (seventh flag from left to right).
Source: http://www.zimbio.com/pictures/rNSfqpyHsAc/Graduation+Ceremony+Afghan+National+Army+Officers/c6WXjisVOlE/Hamid+Karzai
Published on March 17, 2010.
Middle picture: original picture is seen here: http://d1.static.dvidshub.net/media/thumbs/450x300/photos/1112/497012_q75.jpg (second flag from left to right).
Source: http://www.dvidshub.net/image/497012/afghanistan-needs-military-leaders-courage-competence-and-character
Published on August 12, 2011.
Right picture: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/4d/Caldwell_with_cadets_of_class_1388_at_the_National_Military_Academy_of_Afghanistan.jpg (third flag from left to right).
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Caldwell_with_cadets_of_class_1388_at_the_National_Military_Academy_of_Afghanistan.jpg
Published on January 14, 2010. Picture caption reads: "Lt. Gen William B. Caldwell IV, center, commander NATO Training Mission Afghanistan (NMT-A), with cadets of class 1388 at the National Military Academy of Afghanistan (NMAA). The NMAA is a four-year program committed to graduating officers for the Afghan National Army (ANA) and is modeled after the United States Military Academy at West Point. Caldwell discussed coalition support for the growth and training of the ANA and the impact of programs such as NMAA. The class of solar year 1388 is the first class to graduate from NMAA."
Esteban Rivera, 24 June 2014


Unidentified Flag AF8 - Military flag (possibly aviation Branch of Service of the ANA)

The following flag is an Afghanistan military UFE, possibly aviation branch of service of the ANA (Afghanistan National Army) for having a set of golden pilot wings and what seems to be the silhouette of a MiG-21 in the middle inside a white circle. It is a blue horizontal flag with the emblem in the middle.

[Afghan UFE] 

Original picture is seen here: http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Graduation+Ceremony+Afghan+National+Army+Officers+vvoBfoZSzQ_l.jpg (first flag from left to right).
Source: http://www.zimbio.com/pictures/rNSfqpyHsAc/Graduation+Ceremony+Afghan+National+Army+Officers/c6WXjisVOlE/Hamid+Karzai
Published on March 17, 2010.
Esteban Rivera,, 24 June 2014


Unidentified Flag AF9 - Military flag (possibly Helmand Province flag)

[Afghan UFE] 

In this picture (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Afghan_National_Police) the flag in the middle could possibly be that of Helmand Province. However, it could well may be any type of Police Unit (Afghan National Civil Order Police) since the picture shows its Commander in the Helmand Province.
Esteban Rivera
, 24 June 2014


Unidentified Flag AF10 - Military flag (possibly religious/cultural affairs Branch of Service of the ANA)

The following flag is an Afghanistan military UFE, possibly religious/cultural branch of service of the ANA (Afghanistan National Army) for having a written text with crossed swords. It is a green horizontal flag with the emblem in the middle.

[Afghan UFE] [Afghan UFE]

Left picture: original picture is seen here: http://mod.gov.af/Content/Media/Pictures/Big/thb-girlsofmod215201114491029553325325.jpg (second flag from left to right).
Source: http://mod.gov.af/en/imagegallery?page=2
Right picture: https://scontent-a-mia.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/t1.0-9/q71/s720x720/1422417_10152391333589553_9101048463499983325_n.jpg (second flag from left to right).
Source: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152391332539553.1073741927.267816944552&type=3
Published on April 22, 2014.
Esteban Rivera, 24 June 2014

After reading this article http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Military_Academy_of_Afghanistan#Military_training I've come to the conclusion that this is the flag of the Religious/Cultural Affairs School of the National Military Academy of Afghanistan.
Esteban Rivera, 24 June 2014