• Afghan Air Force Conducts First Emergency Combat Airdrop

    Afghan Air Force (AAF) C-208 air crew members conducted their first emergency combat airdrop mission bringing ammunition to Afghan National Police (ANP) and citizens fighting the Taliban in Badakshan province, June 1.Afghan aircrew members conducted mission planning, prepared nearly 1,000 pounds of

  • Mi-17s ready for action

    Two Afghan Air Force Mi-17s that received significant mortar damage in January, have been returned to a fully operational status at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan as of May 8. So far this year, six Mi-17s have received damages from enemy aggressors, but Afghan maintainers, with guidance from their

  • Afghan maintainers complete major inspection

    Afghan Air Force maintainers completed the first 600-hour aircraft inspection in country, including the post-inspection engine run, on an A-29 Super Tucano Nov. 23, at Hamid Karzai International Airport, Kabul, Afghanistan.

  • Afghan air force receives helicopters

    Four new MD-530 Cayuse Warrior helicopters arrived at Hamid Karzai International Airport Aug. 25, 2016, via a C-17 Globemaster III from Travis Air Force Base, Calif.

  • Hicks visits Mazar-e-Sharif

    The Afghan air force commander, and 438th Air Expeditionary Wing and Train, Advise, Assist Command – Air (TAAC-Air) commander, visited multiple leaders at Mazar-e-Sharif July 21, 2016.

  • 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

  • DTC offers deployers decompression

    Staff from the Deployment Transition Center in Ramstein Air Base, Germany, visited Train, Advise, Assist Command – Air, Feb. 5-7, to provide assistance to command personnel, as well as offer insight on what the DTC provides returning deployers. Most Airmen assigned to TAAC-Air will spend a few days

  • Lead-in training increases Afghan capabilities

    Train, Advise, Assist Command – Air maintainers are providing lead-in training at the Kabul Air Wing in an effort to ensure Afghan Air Force airmen excel at C-130 maintenance courses when they attend in the US. Though some Afghans have begun training in the US, learning a new language and aircraft