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Default Air Force Logo Afghan leaders visit Air University, experience USAF officer training, development programs
Two Afghan Air Force officers from Pohantoon-e-Hawayee (PeH), or Afghan Air Academy, visited Air University at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, to see first-hand the intellectual and leadership center of the U.S. Air Force The PeH commandant and PeH chief of staff, spent several days at Maxwell with their Train, Advise, Assist Command – Air (TAAC-Air) escort, Lt. Col. David Hauck, PeH senior mentor. They spent the majority of their time at Officer Training School but also visited the Squadron Officer School and Air Command and Staff College.
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Staff Sgt. Dylan Gillo (right), 439th Air Expeditionary Advisor Squadron, watches over the Afghan military police as they practice on each other doing hands-on searching and handcuffing techniques Aug. 12, 2015, at the Kabul Air Wing, Afghanistan. This third and last phase of training was presented by Train, Advise, Assist Command-Air (TAAC-Air) security forces advisors. The mission of TAAC-Air is to help develop a capable, sustainable and professional Afghan Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Eydie Sakura) Afghan Air Force MPs, TAAC-Air advisors train on searching, handcuffing procedures
Twelve Afghan military police “defenders” completed the third and last phase of training from Train, Advise, Assist Command-Air (TAAC-Air) security forces advisers Aug. 12.The Afghan MPs did hands-on searching and handcuffing techniques to certify two Afghan Air Force instructors, and to make their program a sustainable capability for years to
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The MD-530 Warrior, or “Jengi” in Dari, is the newest in the Afghan Air Force’s arsenal, providing air power to support the ANDSF. The “Jengi” is designed for high altitude and hot weather operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Jeffre Nagan) MD-530 'Jengi' helicopter flies over Afghanistan
Afghan Air Force MD-530 helicopters made a successful combat debut against insurgents in Nangarhar Province as Afghan National Defense and Security Forces continue clearing the districts of Khogyani, Sherzad and Hisarak. The MD-530 Warrior, or “Jengi” in Dari, is the newest in the Afghan Air Force’s arsenal, providing air power to support the
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Master Sgt. Antonio Policicchio, 440th Air Expeditionary Advisory Squadron C-130 engine mechanic, discusses the engine bleed air system and changing the speed sensitive valve filter with Afghan air force mechanics July 28, 2015, at Hamid Karzai International Airport.  Policicchio is deployed to Kabul, Afghanistan, from the 911th Maintenance Squadron in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is part of the Train, Advise, Assist Command-Air (TAAC-Air) unit that works shoulder-to-shoulder with Afghan partners to develop a professional, capable, and sustainable Air Force.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Cierra Presentado) TAAC- Air maintainers instruct Afghan Air Force on C-130H maintenance
Coalition maintainers at the Train, Advise, Assist Command – Air (TAAC-Air) in Kabul provide hands-on training to Afghan Air Force personnel in repairing and operating the Afghan C-130H Hercules aircraft. The TAAC-Air team holds classes periodically with their AAF counterparts to improve maintenance skills to get the Afghan military fully trained
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Coalition and Afghan military personnel salute the U.S. and Afghan flags at a change of command ceremony July 27, 2015, at Hamid Karzai International Airport, Kabul, Afghanistan. Brig. Gen. Christopher E. Craige took command of the Train, Advise, Assist Command – Air (TAAC-Air), 438th Air Expeditionary Wing. Presiding at the ceremony was Gen. John F. Campbell, commander, Resolute Support and U.S. Forces-Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Cierra Presentado/Released) TAAC-Air holds change of command ceremony
Brig. Gen. Christopher E. Craige took command of the Train, Advise, Assist Command – Air (TAAC-Air), 438th Air Expeditionary Wing during a ceremony here July 27, 2015.Presiding at the ceremony was Gen. John F. Campbell, commander, Resolute Support and U.S. Forces-Afghanistan.Craige is the commanding general of TAAC-Air, composed of more than 600
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Master Sgt. Matthew Scott (left) points out to an Afghan National Army flight medic the importance of measurement and balance in the metal stanchions in the back of a C-130H Hercules at Hamid Karzai International Airport, July 9, 2015. Scott is an aeromedical evacuation technician and emergency room manager at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., who is currently the senior enlisted adviser at the nearby NATO clinic in Kabul. (U.S. Air Force photo/Capt. Eydie Sakura/released) TAAC-Air advisers provide C-130 medevac training to Afghan medics
Ten Afghan National Army flight medics and one flight nurse did hands-on training in a C-130H Hercules at Hamid Karzai International Airport here July 9.The day started with reconfiguring the cargo compartment from netted seating to metal stanchions that hold stretchers for a medical evacuation, or medevac, flight. The Train, Advise, Assist
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Afghan Air Force maintainers work to fix an Mi-17 at Kandahar Air Wing while another Mi-17 flies off to perform a mission, April 29, 2015. (U.S. Air Force photo/Capt. Jeff M. Nagan) TAAC-Air continues mission in Kandahar
Although headquartered in Kabul, Train, Advise, Assist Command – Air also has a group of less than 40 U.S. Airmen and Soldiers in Kandahar performing the same mission of building a professional, capable and sustainable Afghan Air Force.The members of TAAC-Air at Kandahar Air Field travel to the Kandahar Air Wing nearly each day to advise their
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One of the top graduates of the Afghan Air Force academy accepts his diploma and a sword during a graduation ceremony, May 7, 2015. The ceremony marked the first graduation of new Afghan Air Force officers since the fall of the Taliban. (Official U.S. Air Force photo/Capt. Jeff M. Nagan) AAF academy graduates first class, 184 new officers
For the first time since the fall of the Taliban, the Afghan Air Force academy, Pohantoon-e-Hawayee, graduated its first class of 184 new officers, May 7, during a ceremony in the university’s conference hall.The graduation was the culmination of a yearlong curriculum, which included English language classes, aviation-related courses, and religious
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At the conclusion of a memorial ceremony, April 27, Col. Kent Landreth, Train, Advise, Assist Command – Air deputy commander, honors his fallen friend, Maj. Philip Ambard, who lost his life four years ago while serving in Afghanistan as an advisor to the Afghan Air Force.(U.S. Air Force photo/Capt. Jeff M. Nagan) TAAC-Air honors fallen four years later
In honor of nine teammates who lost their lives four years ago, Train, Advise, Assist Command – Air marched nine kilometers at both operating locations, North Hamid Karzai International Airport and Kandahar Air Field, April 27, 2015.More than 250 U.S. and coalition service members along with contractors walked the distance, each kilometer
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Default Air Force Logo TAAC-Air reduces mid-air risks
Many Afghan helicopter pilots have years of flying experience, so when 19 hazardous traffic reports were reported in January and February at Jalalabad, Train, Assist, Advise Command – Air advisors were not only surprised but concerned, and knew the issue had to be addressed immediately.“[The situation] presented a major collision hazard to the US
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