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  • 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 ammunition for delivery and successfully dropped
  • 438th AEW Change of Command

    Maj. Gen. Barre Seguin (left), NATO Air Command Afghanistan and 9th Air and Space Expeditionary Task Force-Afghanistan commander, Brig. Gen. Phillip Stewart (center), outbound Train Advise Assist Command-Air and 438th Air Expeditionary Wing commander, and Brig. Gen. Joel Carey (right), inbound Train Advise Assist Command-Air and 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 Train, Advise and Assist counterparts, have been
  • Afghan Air Force conducts first UH-60 Blackhawk operational mission

    Afghan Air Force UH-60 Blackhawk crews conducted their first operational mission in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, Tuesday.   The mission, which was in support of the Afghan provincial elections, took place just one day after the first 31 Afghan Air Force members graduated from mission qualification training, making them the first fully qualified
  • Afghan Air Force, Coalition members celebrate 96 years of Afghan airpower

    KABUL, Afghanistan -- Afghan and Coalition service members commemorated the Afghan Air Force anniversary during a ceremony Aug. 24, in Kabul, Afghanistan. The ceremony commemorated the 96th year of the country's air force. Train, Advise, Assist Command -  Air operates units across Afghanistan with the mission of assisting Afghan National Defense
  • SECAF, CSAF visit Afghan Airmen, air advisor teams to talk progress of Afghan airpower

    Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein visited the 438th Air Expeditionary Wing in Kabul, Afghanistan, Aug. 17.
  • 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, 2016, at Hamid Karzai International Airport, Kabul, Afghanistan.
  • CFACC visits TAAC-Air

    Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Harrigian, U.S. Air Forces Central Command commander and Air Component commander for CENTCOM, visited the 438th Air Expeditionary Wing, Kabul, Afghanistan, Oct. 5, 2016.
  • 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.
  • 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 situation] presented a major collision hazard to the US