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  • Fresh coffee, fresh start at Kabul's Gratitude Café

    There is nothing like the smell of fresh coffee brewing in the morning. A free cup of coffee and a cookie to go with it is a first stop for most members on Forward Operating Base Oqab, Kabul, Afghanistan. The Gratitude Café was a concept of former 438th Air Expeditionary Wing/Train, Advise, Assist Command – Air (TAAC-Air) personnel had about two
  • Supply Airman helps keep Afghan air force C-130s flying

    The Afghan Air Force has four C-130 Hercules airplanes and Tech. Sgt. Angel Gonzalez has a singular role as the C-130 maintenance supply liaison at Train, Advise, Assist Command – Air (TAAC-Air) to order supplies and inventory parts and keep the Afghan “Herks” flying in support of Afghan National Army’s operations across Afghanistan.
  • Extra pair of eyes: Guardian Angels support TAAC-Air mission

    The Train, Advise, Assist Command – Air (TAAC-Air) at Forward Operating Base (FOB) Oqab implemented Guardian Angels, U.S. Air Force security forces and U.S. Army personnel, to watch over advisors as they train the Airmen of the Afghan Air Force.
  • Force management Airmen shape Afghan Air Force for fighting season 2016

    Two senior non-commissioned officers are taking-on the Afghan Air Force’s unit manning document, or Tashkil, to help shape the future of the Afghan National Defense Security Forces, for years to come.The Tashkil is the Afghan manpower requirements document that identifies what people and resources are needed to sustain the AAF and complete their
  • MD-530 “Jengi” helicopters depart Kabul for first expeditionary operations in Helmand Province

    Afghan Air Force MD-530s and Mi-17 helicopters departed Hamid Karzai International Airport to participate in operations in Helmand Province Sept. 27.The MD-530 Warrior, or “Jengi” in Dari, is the newest in the Afghan Air Force’s arsenal to support convoy escort, aerial reconnaissance, armed over-watch, and close air support to Afghan National
  • TAAC-Air Airmen help build Afghan Air Force command, control hub from ground-up

    Imagine an orchestra without a conductor. The tempo would be off, the performers with their instruments would not be on the same sheet of music, and the melody would be unpleasant to the ear.Now imagine an air force without a wing operations center, the command and control center for emergency responses. The tempo would be off—the pilots in their
  • Afghan leaders celebrate newest air force officer candidate school at ceremony

    Approximately 189 Afghan Air Force cadets began their year-long officer candidate school training at Pohantoon-e-Hawayee (PeH), or Afghan Air Academy, during a ceremony here in early September
  • AFE Airmen share knowledge, experience to better Afghan Air Force

    Airmen assigned to the 455th Air Expeditionary Wing recently traveled to Hamid Karzai International Airport to assist Train, Advise, Assist Command-Air with training and validating the Afghan air force’s aircrew flight equipment section.The three day trip gave the 455th AEW Airmen the opportunity to share their AFE knowledge with their Afghan
  • Afghan Air Force trains to develop vehicle maintenance master instructors

    Train, Advise, Assist Command – Air (TAAC-Air) advisors and contractors work to refine Afghan Air Force logistics, reduce new acquisitions and programs, and create a sustainable and capable air force to support the Afghan National Security Forces in the coming years.The Vehicle Maintenance Training Program (VMTP) is one focus area to acquire
  • USAF chaplain team supports TAAC-Air; provides for diverse religious needs

    “I love being a chaplain. I find great fulfillment in helping people.” That’s what Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Bryan Hochhalter, deployed here from the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado, said about his job at the 438th Air Expeditionary Wing / Train, Advise, Assist Command-Air (TAAC-Air). Several months ago 438th AEW leadership requested