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TAAC-Air helps establish AAF Military working dog program Military working dog handlers key to security
NATO-led Resolute Support advisors from the U.S. and Denmark are working with the Afghan Air Force to implement a training plan that builds the capabilities of Afghan military working dog handlers as they develop a relationship with their dogs and advance their technical skills to better secure the Afghan Air Force."My primary responsibility is to
0 7/01
2018
The Afghan Air Force’s newest pilots hold up their certificates in celebration after having graduated from Initial Entry Fixed-Wing school at LOM Praha’s flight training center, Czech Republic, June 27, 2018. The graduates will return to Afghanistan this week to either continue their training on one of the AAF platforms there, or to prepare to continue training in the U.S. AAF graduates 22 fixed-wing pilots including two females
Twenty-two students graduated from Initial Entry Fixed-Wing (IEFW) school, including two women pilots, at a ceremony in Pardubice, Czech Republic, June 27. During the ceremony, the graduates were congratulated by the guest speakers for their tremendous accomplishments throughout the 15-month course. "You have much to celebrate, much to be proud of,” said U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Joel Carey, Train, Advise, and Assist Command-Air commander. "You are entering an Air Force at an exciting time in its history where you will be a key contributor to the future security for the people of Afghanistan. Congratulations to all of you.”
0 6/30
2018
AAF aids commandos on the ground AAF aids commandos on the ground
Afghan Air Force (AAF) C-208 air crew members were able to quickly and effectively deliver approximately 900 pounds of supplies via airdrop to Afghan commandos fighting insurgents in Faryab province, June 18. The mission took place within 20 days of the Afghan Air Force’s first ever emergency combat airdrop, proving the need for this capability and the effectiveness of the Afghan Air Force. "I am very proud,” said Afghan Air Force Maj. Jawid, Chief of the Mission Planning Cell. "We have been working almost one year on this and now I’m happy we can do the mission ourselves and help our ground troops. We are very happy and we are proud.”
0 6/25
2018
An Afghan Air Force C-208 prepares for take-off after being loaded with almost 1,000 pounds of ammunitions for the AAF’s first emergency air drop June 1, 2018, Kabul Air Wing, Afghanistan. Afghan Air Force Conducts First Emergency Combat Airdrop
Afghan Air Force (AAF) C-208 air crew members conducted their first emergency combat airdrop mission bringing ammunition to Afghan National Police (ANP) and citizens fighting the Taliban in Badakshan province, June 1.Afghan aircrew members conducted mission planning, prepared nearly 1,000 pounds of ammunition for delivery and successfully dropped
0 6/05
2018
Maj. Gen. Barre Seguin (left), NATO Air Command Afghanistan and 9th Air and Space Expeditionary Task Force-Afghanistan commander, Brig. Gen. Phillip Stewart (center), outbound Train Advise Assist Command-Air and 438th Air Expeditionary Wing commander, and Brig. Gen. Joel Carey (right), inbound Train Advise Assist Command-Air and 438th Air Expeditionary Wing commander prepare for a Change of Command ceremony June 4, 2018, Kabul, Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Erin Recanzone) 438th AEW Change of Command
Maj. Gen. Barre Seguin (left), NATO Air Command Afghanistan and 9th Air and Space Expeditionary Task Force-Afghanistan commander, Brig. Gen. Phillip Stewart (center), outbound Train Advise Assist Command-Air and 438th Air Expeditionary Wing commander, and Brig. Gen. Joel Carey (right), inbound Train Advise Assist Command-Air and 438th Air
0 6/05
2018
Dignified Transfer for Army Spc. Christopher Michael Harris Memorial Day 2018: Remembering the ultimate sacrifice made in Afghanistan
Memorial Day is a day to ensure those who have fallen are never forgotten. And whether a few years, 20 years, or more, there can never be enough thanks given for those 13 who fought and made the ultimate sacrifice in Afghanistan this past year. Remembering those 13 warriors, who fought for what was right and were sadly taken from the fight too early, is a small token of appreciation that can be given. It only takes a moment to think about the lives these people might have lived, each different from the last and yet all still had the same goal of making a better place for those who cannot fight. This small gesture will ensure that their contribution to the missions they fought for will not go in vain.
0 5/28
2018
An Afghan Air Force A-29 taxis to a parking spot March 6, 2018, Kabul Air Wing, Afghanistan. The A-29 is highly maneuverable, and capable of operating in austere environments and rugged terrain. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jared J. Duhon) Laser Guided Bombs enhance Afghan Air Force Strike Capability
Since March 22, the Afghan Air Force (AAF) has both introduced and increased the use of precision guided munitions in southern Afghanistan.  “The recent addition of laser-guided bomb strike capability is huge for the Afghan Air Force,” said U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Justin Williams, 438th Air Expeditionary Advisor Squadron commander. “Afghanistan did
0 5/21
2018
An Afghan Air Force maintenance professional tie down the propellers of an Mi-17 at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, May 7, 2018. This was one of six Mi-17s that received damage from aggressors so far this year, but after extensive sheet metal repairs, the aircraft are all continuing operational missions. (U.S. Air Force photo/1st Lt. Erin Recanzone) Mi-17s ready for action
Two Afghan Air Force Mi-17s that received significant mortar damage in January, have been returned to a fully operational status at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan as of May 8. So far this year, six Mi-17s have received damages from enemy aggressors, but Afghan maintainers, with guidance from their Train, Advise and Assist counterparts, have been
0 5/17
2018
A graduate from UH-60 Mission Qualification Training proudly holds his certificate of training at a graduation ceremony May 8, 2018, Kandahar Air base, Afghanistan. Thirty one Afghan air crew members graduated during the ceremony and are scheduled to begin conducting operational missions almost immediately. (U.S. Air Force photo/1st Lt. Erin Recanzone) Afghan Air Force conducts first UH-60 Blackhawk operational mission
Afghan Air Force UH-60 Blackhawk crews conducted their first operational mission in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, Tuesday.   The mission, which was in support of the Afghan provincial elections, took place just one day after the first 31 Afghan Air Force members graduated from mission qualification training, making them the first fully qualified
0 5/10
2018
An Afghan Air Force pilot receives a certificate during a UH-60 Black Hawk Aircraft Qualification Training graduation ceremony at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, Nov. 20, 2017. The pilot is one of six to be the first AAF Black Hawk pilots. The first AAF Black Hawk pilots are experienced aviators coming from a Mi-17 background. For future Black Hawk pilots the UH-60 flight training is approximately 16 weeks long, six weeks for Aircraft Qualification Training (AQT) and 10 weeks for Mission Qualification Training (MQT).  (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Veronica Pierce) First Afghan UH-60 pilots graduate
Six Afghan Air Force members became the first ever AAF UH-60 Black Hawk pilots, after graduation from Aircraft Qualification Training during a ceremony at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, Nov. 20, 2017. Train, Advise, Assist Command-Air advisors and Afghan Air Force leaders were in attendance to congratulate the pilots during this historic ceremony.
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2017
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