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Coalition, Afghan C-130 crews train over snow-capped mountains

Mountains are covered with snow near Forward Operating Base Oqab, Kabul, Afghanistan, Dec. 6, 2015. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Corey Hook/Released)

Mountains are covered with snow near Forward Operating Base Oqab, Kabul, Afghanistan, Dec. 6, 2015. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Corey Hook/Released)

U.S. Air Force aircrew assigned to the Train, Advise, Assist Command-Air (TAAC-Air) and their Afghan counterparts conduct training on an Afghan Air Force C-130H Hercules at Hamid Karzai International Airport, Kabul, Afghanistan, Dec. 7, 2015. TAAC-Air advisors have grown the Afghan Air Force since 2006.  During this time, the Afghan Air Force has made daily strides toward becoming a professional, capable and sustainable Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Corey Hook/Released)

U.S. Air Force aircrew assigned to the Train, Advise, Assist Command-Air (TAAC-Air) and their Afghan counterparts conduct training on an Afghan Air Force C-130H Hercules at Hamid Karzai International Airport, Kabul, Afghanistan, Dec. 7, 2015. TAAC-Air advisors have grown the Afghan Air Force since 2006. During this time, the Afghan Air Force has made daily strides toward becoming a professional, capable and sustainable Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Corey Hook/Released)

U.S. Air Force aircrew assigned to the Train, Advise, Assist Command-Air (TAAC-Air) and their Afghan counterparts conduct training on an Afghan Air Force C-130H Hercules at Hamid Karzai International Airport, Kabul, Afghanistan, Dec. 7, 2015. TAAC-Air advisors have grown the Afghan Air Force since 2006.  During this time, the Afghan Air Force has made daily strides toward becoming a professional, capable and sustainable Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Corey Hook/Released)

U.S. Air Force aircrew assigned to the Train, Advise, Assist Command-Air (TAAC-Air) and their Afghan counterparts conduct training on an Afghan Air Force C-130H Hercules at Hamid Karzai International Airport, Kabul, Afghanistan, Dec. 7, 2015. TAAC-Air advisors have grown the Afghan Air Force since 2006. During this time, the Afghan Air Force has made daily strides toward becoming a professional, capable and sustainable Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Corey Hook/Released)

An Afghan Air Force C-130H Hercules sits on the flightline at Hamid Karzai International Airport, Kabul, Afghanistan, Dec. 7, 2015. The C-130 has a rich history of providing military airlift around the world.  Its short takeoff and landing capability makes it an optimum fit for Afghanistan’s rugged terrain. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Corey Hook/Released)

An Afghan Air Force C-130H Hercules sits on the flightline at Hamid Karzai International Airport, Kabul, Afghanistan, Dec. 7, 2015. The C-130 has a rich history of providing military airlift around the world. Its short takeoff and landing capability makes it an optimum fit for Afghanistan’s rugged terrain. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Corey Hook/Released)

U.S Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Mike Delgiacco sits inside of a cockpit of a C-130H Hercules at Hamid Karzai International Airport, Kabul, Afghanistan, Dec. 6, 2015. Delgiacco’s mission is to train, advise, and assist our Afghan partners to develop a professional, capable, and sustainable Air Force.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Corey Hook/Released)

U.S Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Mike Delgiacco sits inside of a cockpit of a C-130H Hercules at Hamid Karzai International Airport, Kabul, Afghanistan, Dec. 6, 2015. Delgiacco’s mission is to train, advise, and assist our Afghan partners to develop a professional, capable, and sustainable Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Corey Hook/Released)

U.S Air Force aircrew assigned to the Train, Advise, Assist Command-Air (TAAC-Air) and their Afghan counterparts conduct a preflight brief on an Afghan Air Force C-130H Hercules at Hamid Karzai International Airport, Kabul, Afghanistan, Dec. 6, 2015. TAAC-Air advisors have grown the Afghan Air Force since 2006.  During this time, the Afghan Air Force has made daily strides toward becoming a professional, capable and sustainable Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Corey Hook/Released)

U.S Air Force aircrew assigned to the Train, Advise, Assist Command-Air (TAAC-Air) and their Afghan counterparts conduct a preflight brief on an Afghan Air Force C-130H Hercules at Hamid Karzai International Airport, Kabul, Afghanistan, Dec. 6, 2015. TAAC-Air advisors have grown the Afghan Air Force since 2006. During this time, the Afghan Air Force has made daily strides toward becoming a professional, capable and sustainable Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Corey Hook/Released)

U.S Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Mike Delgiacco sits inside a cockpit of a C-130H Hercules near Kabul, Afghanistan, Dec. 6, 2015. Delgiacco’s mission is to train, advise, and assist our Afghan partners to develop a professional, capable, and sustainable Air Force.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Corey Hook/Released)

U.S Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Mike Delgiacco sits inside a cockpit of a C-130H Hercules near Kabul, Afghanistan, Dec. 6, 2015. Delgiacco’s mission is to train, advise, and assist our Afghan partners to develop a professional, capable, and sustainable Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Corey Hook/Released)

An Afghan Air Force C-130H Hercules flies near Kabul, Afghanistan, Dec. 6, 2015. The C-130 has a rich history of providing military airlift around the world.  Its short takeoff and landing capability makes it an optimum fit for Afghanistan’s rugged terrain. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Corey Hook/Released)

An Afghan Air Force C-130H Hercules flies near Kabul, Afghanistan, Dec. 6, 2015. The C-130 has a rich history of providing military airlift around the world. Its short takeoff and landing capability makes it an optimum fit for Afghanistan’s rugged terrain. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Corey Hook/Released)

An Afghan Air Force C-130H Hercules flies near Kabul, Afghanistan, Dec. 6, 2015. The C-130 has a rich history of providing military airlift around the world.  Its short takeoff and landing capability makes it an optimum fit for Afghanistan’s rugged terrain. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Corey Hook/Released)

An Afghan Air Force C-130H Hercules flies near Kabul, Afghanistan, Dec. 6, 2015. The C-130 has a rich history of providing military airlift around the world. Its short takeoff and landing capability makes it an optimum fit for Afghanistan’s rugged terrain. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Corey Hook/Released)

An Afghan Air Force C-130H Hercules sits on the flightline at Hamid Karzai International Airport, Kabul, Afghanistan, Dec. 6, 2015. The C-130 has a rich history of providing military airlift around the world.  Its short takeoff and landing capability makes it an optimum fit for Afghanistan’s rugged terrain. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Corey Hook/Released)
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An Afghan Air Force C-130H Hercules sits on the flightline at Hamid Karzai International Airport, Kabul, Afghanistan, Dec. 6, 2015. The C-130 has a rich history of providing military airlift around the world. Its short takeoff and landing capability makes it an optimum fit for Afghanistan’s rugged terrain. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Corey Hook/Released)

U.S Air Force Tech. Sgt. Nathan Raab instructs an Afghan Air Force loadmaster inside of an Afghan Air Force C-130H Hercules at Hamid Karzai International Airport, Kabul, Afghanistan, Dec. 6, 2015. Raab’s mission is to train, advise, and assist our Afghan partners to develop a professional, capable, and sustainable Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Corey Hook/Released)
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U.S Air Force Tech. Sgt. Nathan Raab instructs an Afghan Air Force loadmaster inside of an Afghan Air Force C-130H Hercules at Hamid Karzai International Airport, Kabul, Afghanistan, Dec. 6, 2015. Raab’s mission is to train, advise, and assist our Afghan partners to develop a professional, capable, and sustainable Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Corey Hook/Released)

KABUL, Afghanistan -- U.S. Air Force aircrew assigned to the Train, Advise, Assist Command-Air (TAAC-Air) and their Afghan counterparts conduct training on an Afghan Air Force C-130H Hercules at Hamid Karzai International Airport, Kabul, Afghanistan, Dec. 7, 2015. TAAC-Air advisors have grown the Afghan Air Force since 2006. During this time, the Afghan Air Force has made daily strides toward becoming a professional, capable and sustainable Air Force.