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100809-N-6031Q-018 KABUL, Afghanistan - Airmen from the Afghan Air Force 201st Corps, the U.S. Air Force 438th Air Expeditionary Wing and the 438th Air Expeditionary Advisory Wing prepared and delivered humanitarian aid consisting of school supplies for 600 students, sporting equipment, bedding, a large tent, and an all weather Afghanistan flag to the Chinari village in the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan on Aug. 9, 2010. (US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class David Quillen/ RELEASED). Operation Afghan Smile
Humanitarian assistance missions improve the lives of the people of Afghanistan. The 438th Air Expeditionary Wing, Combined Air Power Transition Force has added a new element to their humanitarian assistance missions. Operation Afghan Smile is an effort to stress the importance of dental hygiene to the people of Afghanistan."It is simple. A little
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Brigadier David Paterson Commander Combined Training Advisory Group-Army tours the Afghan Air Force Thunder Lab in Kabul on August 28, 2010 (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist First Class Elizabeth Burke/RELEASED). Combined Training Advisory Group - Army Commander Visits Thunder Lab
Brigadier David Paterson, Commander of the Combined Training Advisory Group-Army of the NATO Training Mission-Afghanistan, visited the Afghan Air Force Thunder Lab August 28, 2010.CTAG-A advises and trains the Afghan National Army. The Thunder Lab tour included the living quarters, the flight simulators and the classrooms. The visit to the
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KONDUZ, Afghanistan - A burn victim is loaded onto an Afghan Air Force An-32 aircraft to transport them to Kabul, Afghanistan.  (U.S. Military photo/RELEASED Burn victims evacuated by Afghan Air Force
On Aug 5, 2010, the Afghan Air Force executed a coordinated medical evacuation from Taloqan to Kabul.The AAF Mi-17 was dispatched from Mazar-e-Sharif to Taloqan to pick 5 females who suffered from severe burns after a kitchen explosion accident. Thankfully, they were mostly covered; however their burns were quite bad.When the Mi-17 arrived at
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Afghan Air Force Mi-17 performs the first live fire training at the Kabul Military Training Center in Kabul on August 1, 2010 (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist First Class Elizabeth Burke/RELEASED). Mi-17 Goes on the Offensive
The Afghan Air Force performed its first Mi-17 Live Fire at the Kabul Military Training Center in Kabul on August 1, 2010.This was the first validation of the training syllabus from the Russian manuals for the Mi-17. Two helicopters performed live firing at the KMTC range, one Mi-17 and one Mi-35. Combined, the two helicopters expended a total of
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Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs tours the Afghan Air Force base in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Jul. 14, 2010 (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist First Class Elizabeth Burke/RELEASED). Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs Visits Afghan Air Force Base
The Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs Douglas Wilson visited the Afghan Air Force base in Kabul Jul. 14, 2010.Mr. Wilson visited the 438th Air Expeditionary Wing/Combined Air Power Transition Force to learn more about their mentoring mission with the Afghan Air Force. He met with Afghans, Americans and Coalition partners and
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El Salvador Chief of Defense Brigadier General Francisco Ramon Salinas Rivera tours the Afghan Air Force base in Kabul on Jul. 10, 2010 (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist First Class Elizabeth Burke/RELEASED). El Salvador’s Chief of Defense visits the Afghan Air Force
The Chief of Defense for El Salvador, Brig. Gen. Francisco Ramon Salinas Rivera, visited the Combined Air Power Transition Force at the Afghan Air Force base in Kabul, Afghanistan on Jul. 10, 2010. Brig. Gen. Salinas Rivera was greeted by the Vice Commander of the 438th Air Expeditionary Wing, Col. Creig Rice.Members of CAPTF provided a mission
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100628-N-6031Q-001 KABUL, Afghanistan -- Certificates of completion await a top table prior to the graduation of seven Afghan soldiers from the basic mechanics course held at the Afghan National Army Air Force base in Kabul, Afghanistan. The graduation was held on June 28, 2010 and was attended by American Air Force mentors and Afghan leadership. (US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class David Quillen/ RELEASED). Afghan Air Force vehicle fleet gains new maintainers
On Jun. 28, 2010, the Afghan Air Force graduated six new Airmen and one officer for their Vehicle Maintenance course. The Airmen graduated from a 6-month basic vehicle maintenance course that focused on basic maintenance on the Ford Ranger truck, passenger bus, Humvee and wrecker training.The officer graduating from a 45-day basic shop supervisor
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Afghan Air Force Presidential Airlift Squadron personnel execute a combat search and rescue exercise in a remote location 40 kilometers east of Kabul on Jun. 30, 2010 (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist First Class Elizabeth Burke/RELEASED). Afghan Air Force Conducts Search and Rescue Exercise
The Afghan Air Force Presidential Airlift Squadron conducted a Combat Search and Rescue exercise outside Kabul on Jun. 30, 2010. This is the first time they have conducted a CSAR mission from an alert status with only location coordinates. Previously the location was at an airfield or a pre determined location. This was also the first time that two
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100625-F-5188L-001 KABUL, Afghanistan --   On June 25, 2010, Maj. Gen. Alain Parent, Deputy Commander of the Canadian Expeditionary Force Command visited the 438th Air Expeditionary Wing and Combined Air Power Transition Force.  His tour was guided by Brig. Gen. Michael Boera, Commanding General of CAPTF and the 438th AEW as they discussed the capabilities of the facilities, personnel and the aircraft assigned to the Afghan National Army Air Force. (US Air Force photo by Capt. Robert Leese/ RELEASED). Canadian General visits the Afghan National Air Force base
On Jun. 25, 2010, Maj. Gen. Alain Parent, Deputy Commander of the Canadian Expeditionary Force Command visited the 438th Air Expeditionary Wing and Combined Air Power Transition Force. Parent is a tactical helicopters pilot with approximately 4900 flying hours throughout his career. He is also a graduate of the United States Air Force Air War
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KABUL, Afghanistan - The Afghan Air Force conducted three operational flights transporting three new vehicle tugs to a variety of locations, which included Herat, Shindand, and Kandahar. Afghan Air Force Leadership learn Capabilities of Air Fleet
In the last weeks of June, the Afghan National Army Air Force conducted three operational flights transporting three new vehicle tugs to a variety of locations, which included Herat, Shindand, and Kandahar. These tugs would replace the forklifts that were currently being used to move aircraft so that they can now be properly moved with greater
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