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Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani passes in review of Afghan National Security and Defense Force honor guard Oct. 7, 2017, at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan. Ghani ceremonially cut the ribbon officiating the arrival of the first two UH-60A Black Hawk helicopters to the Afghan Air Force fleet. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alexander W. Riedel) Afghan president welcomes first Afghan Air Force Black Hawk helicopters
KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan — The first two UH-60A Black Hawk helicopters arrived here Oct. 7, welcomed by top Afghan and Resolute Support officials.Led by President Ashraf Ghani, an official ribbon-cutting ceremony marked the landmark progress of the Afghan Air Force’s modernization effort, and inaugurated the helicopter into their fleet. Ghani
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Chaplain (Maj.) Chris Conklin, Train, Advise, Assist Command-Air air advisor, (right) stands next to Afghan National Army Col. Abdul Basir, the head of the Afghan Air Force Religious and Cultural Affairs office, Sept.14, 2017, in Kabul, Afghanistan. Conklin provides training, assistance and advice on the organization of religious support in the developing AAF as the first air advisor chaplain in TAAC-Air. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alexander W. Riedel) Faithful First: Chaplain air advisor launches dialogue, exchange supporting growing Afghan Air Force
Assigned to Train, Advise, Assist Command-Air, Chaplain (Maj.) Chris Conklin is the first air advisor charged with assisting the Afghan military’s religious and cultural affairs program with the mission of effective religious care and spiritual readiness for those who defend their nation.
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An Afghan Air Force UH-60 is towed as two AAF A-29s taxi for take-off Sept. 18, 2017, at Kandahar Air Field, Afghanistan. The UH-60 was the first to arrive in Afghanistan as part of modernization efforts to transition the AAF to a more sustainable and modern helicopter fleet. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Veronica Pierce) Afghan Air Force receives first delivery of UH-60s at Kandahar Airfield
The first two Afghan Air Force UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters arrived this week, at Kandahar Air Field.
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Afghan and Coalition service members listen to Afghan Brig. Gen. Mohammad Shoaib, Afghan Air Force commander, during an Afghan Air Force anniversary ceremony Aug. 24, 2017, in Kabul, Afghanistan. Afghan Air Force, Coalition members celebrate 96 years of Afghan airpower
KABUL, Afghanistan -- Afghan and Coalition service members commemorated the Afghan Air Force anniversary during a ceremony Aug. 24, in Kabul, Afghanistan. The ceremony commemorated the 96th year of the country's air force. Train, Advise, Assist Command -  Air operates units across Afghanistan with the mission of assisting Afghan National Defense
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Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson arrives on the flightline at Kabul Air Wing Aug. 17, 2017, in Kabul, Afghanistan. Wilson travelled to Kabul to meet Airmen assigned to Train, Advise, Assist Command-Air who work side-by-side with their Afghan counterparts as they expand operational capabilities of the Afghan Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alexander W. Riedel) SECAF, CSAF visit Afghan Airmen, air advisor teams to talk progress of Afghan airpower
Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein visited the 438th Air Expeditionary Wing in Kabul, Afghanistan, Aug. 17.
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Two Afghan Air Force A-29 Super Tucano maintainers download GBU-12s (Guided Bomb Unit) at Kabul Air Wing, Afghanistan, July 26, 2017. Recently, AAF A-29 maintenance leadership requested to take full responsibility for flight line maintenance operations from Train, Advise, Assist Command-Air advisors and contract maintenance. This initiative by the maintainers is another step closer to the AAF becoming a professional, capable and sustainable force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Veronica Pierce) Afghan Air Force takes over A-29 Maintenance Ops
As advisors in Train, Advise, Assist Command-Air the tagline of ‘we are working ourselves out of the job’ is often used. The Afghan Air Force A-29 Super Tucano maintainers are working to make that phrase a reality. Recently, AAF A-29 maintenance leadership requested to take full responsibility for flight line maintenance operations from TAAC-Air advisors and contract maintenance.
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An Afghan Air Force C-208 pilot, prepares to deliver supplies, over Southeast, Afghanistan, as Tech. Sgt. Brian Wahl, Train, Advise, Assist Command-Air, 538th Air Expeditionary Advisory Squadron C-208 loadmaster advisor, stands by for assistance during an aerial resupply mission on June 28, 2017. This was the first operational airdrop performed by AAF aircrew. The AAF successfully delivered 800 pounds of supplies to Afghan Border Police at their coordinated drop zone. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Veronica Pierce) Afghan Air Force delivers first operational airdrop
On June 28, 2017, the Afghan Air Force conducted their first operational aerial resupply to Afghan National Defense Security Forces ground troops.
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Lt. Col. Jose Lasso, Train, Advise, Assist Command-Air (TAAC-Air) deputy director of logistics, was welcomed by Afghan Air Force Brig. Gen. Abdul Qudratullah, Shindand Air Wing commander, at Herat, Afghanistan, March 1, 2017. The meeting was an opportunity for TAAC-Air advisors in various career fields from logistics, maintenance, safety, intelligence, civil engineer and C-130 flight crews to meet with their counterparts to train and advise, as well as assess the current mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Veronica Pierce) TAAC-Air Shindand visit leads to AAF cost savings
Advisors with Train, Advise, Assist Command-Air (TAAC-Air) traveled to Shindand Air Wing, Herat, Afghanistan, to meet with Afghan Air Force wing leaders on March 1, 2017.
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Airman 1st Class Steven McRavin, 738th Air Expeditionary Group guardian angel, talks to President Barack Obama at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, Nov. 24, 2016. McRavin was one of 10 deployed military members chosen to receive the traditional Thanksgiving phone call from the president. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Christopher Holmes) KAF Airman receives call from POTUS
Sitting at a desk in Afghanistan, a young Airman awaits a call from the most powerful man in the free world.
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An A-29 Super Tucano sits inside a hangar at Hamid Karzai International Airport, Kabul, Afghanistan, November 19, 2016, while undergoing an inspection. Afghan Air Force maintainers have completed the first 600-hour aircraft inspection on the airframe in country. The inspection included an in-depth look at all parts of the plane to include flight controls, landing gear and avionics packages. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jeffery Marino) Afghan maintainers complete major inspection
Afghan Air Force maintainers completed the first 600-hour aircraft inspection in country, including the post-inspection engine run, on an A-29 Super Tucano Nov. 23, 2016, at Hamid Karzai International Airport, Kabul, Afghanistan.
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