• AUAB supports Afghanistan evacuation

    A U.S. service member high-fives a child who was evacuated from Afghanistan Aug. 21, 2021, in an undisclosed location somewhere in Southwest Asia. As part of the Afghanistan evacuaton, service members are supporting evacuees that departed Hamid Karzai International Airport, Kabul, Afghanistan. (U.S.

  • JET/IA Airmen bring expertise to the battlefield

    With Airmen and civilians scattered across 20 different locations in Afghanistan doing jobs such as training Afghans to fly helicopters, keeping their outposts secured with inspections or installing upgraded water pumps for local villages, the 955th Air Expeditionary Squadron plays a role in each of

  • Afghan president welcomes first Afghan Air Force Black Hawk helicopters

    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

  • Chaplains go into harm’s way, provide spiritual support for all

    Thousands of feet above Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan, two Airmen, riding in a helicopter, wearing more than 75 pounds of gear, hover around the city before landing. These Airmen are not pararescuemen or a tactical air control party—they’re a chaplain and chaplain assistant.

  • Overcoming fear: Airman’s training takes over during firefight

    The bad guys, however, were not sleeping. Under the cover of darkness, a small force determined to attack the Kabul Airport and Afghan air force Base next to it, took over a multi-story building under construction just north of the target. Armed with multiple rocket propelled grenades, automatic