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  • 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.

  • Defenders deescalate situation downrange, prevent potential incident

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan - A lot of people have seen the exciting world of combat arms training or the cute, but capable, military working dogs, but most are not familiar with the rough—and sometimes intense—duties of Air Force Defenders in Afghanistan. These Airmen stand watch for more than

  • Reaper extends range in Afghanistan

    (Editor’s Note: The last names of certain Airmen are withheld in accordance with operational security requirements)The U.S. Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance enterprise is vital to the national security of the United States and its allies, providing an unrivaled capability;