RC(SW): Ramadan impacts Afghan training, but mission still on target
CAMP LEATHERNECK, Afghanistan – Coalition forces instructors at the Joint Sustainment Academy Southwest (JSAS) aboard Camp Leatherneck, Helmand province, have stayed on target training Afghan National Security Forces throughout the Islamic holy month of Ramadan and its accompanying sunrise to sunset fast.
Ramadan is held during the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar and is when Muslims fast. During Ramadan Muslims are forbidden from consuming food or drink, including water, during the day.
The students’ strict observation of the fast has created a need for flexibility at JSAS. Class and meal hours have been adjusted to allow ANSF students attending courses to observe the rituals commanded by Islamic tradition.