• AAF graduates 22 fixed-wing pilots including two females

    Twenty-two students graduated from Initial Entry Fixed-Wing (IEFW) school, including two women pilots, at a ceremony in Pardubice, Czech Republic, June 27. During the ceremony, the graduates were congratulated by the guest speakers for their tremendous accomplishments throughout the 15-month

  • Laser Guided Bombs enhance Afghan Air Force Strike Capability

    Since March 22, the Afghan Air Force (AAF) has both introduced and increased the use of precision guided munitions in southern Afghanistan.  “The recent addition of laser-guided bomb strike capability is huge for the Afghan Air Force,” said U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Justin Williams, 438th Air

  • 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

  • First Afghan UH-60 pilots graduate

    Six Afghan Air Force members became the first ever AAF UH-60 Black Hawk pilots, after graduation from Aircraft Qualification Training during a ceremony at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, Nov. 20, 2017. Train, Advise, Assist Command-Air advisors and Afghan Air Force leaders were in attendance to

  • Afghan Air Force takes over A-29 maintenance

    As advisors in Train, Advise, Assist Command-Air the tagline of ‘we are working ourselves out of the job’ is often used. The Afghan Air Force A-29 Super Tucano maintainers are working to make that phrase a reality. Recently, AAF A-29 maintenance leadership requested to take full responsibility for

  • Afghan Airmen deliver first operational airdrop

    On June 28, 2017, the Afghan Air Force conducted their first operational aerial resupply to Afghan National Defense Security Forces ground troops. The crew delivered four bundles of supplies totaling 800 pounds from an AAF Cessna 208 to the Afghan Border Police at one of their forward operating

  • Engineers clear field

    Engineers from Train, Advise, Assist Command-Air (TAAC-Air) have been working to give security forces members manning the entry control point into Hamid Karzai International Airport a clear view of their surroundings.