PeH Fact Sheet

The mission of the 738th Air Expeditionary Advisory Squadron at Pohantoon-e-Hawayee (PeH), is to empower Afghan Air Force Airmen to achieve operational success through education, leadership development and professional training. The squadron assists, trains and advises the PeH staff in all aspects of military education to include general education, AAF military training, professional military education and apprentice technical training. Composed of more than 35 Coalition members, the 738th AEAS includes partners from, Canada, Portugal, and the United States. The squadron is divided into leadership, s-staff members and operations elements encompassing all aspects of AAF training development. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Quinton Russ)

The mission of the 738th Air Expeditionary Advisory Squadron at Pohantoon-e-Hawayee (PeH), is to empower Afghan Air Force Airmen to achieve operational success through education, leadership development and professional training. The squadron assists, trains and advises the PeH staff in all aspects of military education to include general education, AAF military training, professional military education and apprentice technical training. Composed of more than 35 Coalition members, the 738th AEAS includes partners from, Canada, Portugal, and the United States. The squadron is divided into leadership, s-staff members and operations elements encompassing all aspects of AAF training development. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Quinton Russ)

The mission of the 738th Air Expeditionary Advisory Squadron at Pohantoon-e-Hawayee (PeH), is to empower Afghan Air Force Airmen to achieve operational success through education, leadership development and professional training. The squadron assists, trains and advises the PeH staff in all aspects of military education to include general education, AAF military training, professional military education and apprentice technical training. Currently, more than 50 NATO air advisers from Canada, Jordan, Portugal and United States work with approximately 230 PeH staff members and are paving the way for AAF “Independence through Education,” by mentoring the development of AAF courses and AAF instructors. (U.S. Air Force courtesy photo)

The mission of the 738th Air Expeditionary Advisory Squadron at Pohantoon-e-Hawayee (PeH), is to empower Afghan Air Force Airmen to achieve operational success through education, leadership development and professional training. The squadron assists, trains and advises the PeH staff in all aspects of military education to include general education, AAF military training, professional military education and apprentice technical training. Currently, more than 50 NATO air advisers from Canada, Jordan, Portugal and United States work with approximately 230 PeH staff members and are paving the way for AAF “Independence through Education,” by mentoring the development of AAF courses and AAF instructors. (U.S. Air Force courtesy photo)

The mission of the 738th Air Expeditionary Advisory Squadron at Pohantoon-e-Hawayee (PeH), is to empower Afghan Air Force Airmen to achieve operational success through education, leadership development and professional training. The squadron assists, trains and advises the PeH staff in all aspects of military education to include general education, AAF military training, professional military education and apprentice technical training. Currently, more than 50 NATO air advisers from Canada, Jordan, Portugal and United States work with approximately 230 PeH staff members and are paving the way for AAF “Independence through Education,” by mentoring the development of AAF courses and AAF instructors. (U.S. Air Force courtesy photo)

The mission of the 738th Air Expeditionary Advisory Squadron at Pohantoon-e-Hawayee (PeH), is to empower Afghan Air Force Airmen to achieve operational success through education, leadership development and professional training. The squadron assists, trains and advises the PeH staff in all aspects of military education to include general education, AAF military training, professional military education and apprentice technical training. Currently, more than 50 NATO air advisers from Canada, Jordan, Portugal and United States work with approximately 230 PeH staff members and are paving the way for AAF “Independence through Education,” by mentoring the development of AAF courses and AAF instructors. (U.S. Air Force courtesy photo)



Who we are -- The mission of the 738th Air Expeditionary Advisory Squadron is to empower AAF airmen to achieve operational success through education, leadership development and professions training

What we do -- 738th AEAS air advisors assess, train, mentor, equip and assist the AAF's only Air University. We help develop professional AAF airmen that provide the baseline training for a fully-independent AAF of the future.

How we are organized - Composed of more than 35 Coalition members, the 738th AEAS includes partners from, Canada, Portugal, and the United States. The squadron is divided into leadership, s-staff members and operations elements encompassing all aspects of AAF training development.

AAF PeH Capabilities -- PeH currently has 275 assigned staff members with 31 AAF qualified instructors, seven AAF instructor supervisors and another 16 in instructor qualification training courses.

History -- The 738th Air Expeditionary Advisory Squadron was activated October 28, 2008. It has and continues to assist the AAF in developing its only Air University, PeH, or "Big Air School", which will drive the professional development of the AAF.

What does the emblem signify? - The background is formed using the colors of the Afghan Flag which represents the vision of the 738th AEAS, "Independence through Education" for the AAF. The gold wings represent the Air Force and the torch represents the education, professionalism and training of the AAF by NATO Air Training Command.

Lineage - Members of the 738 AEAS currently reside at Kabul International Airport, Afghanistan.