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  • 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 course. "You have much to celebrate, much to be proud of,” said U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Joel Carey, Train, Advise, and Assist Command-Air commander. "You are entering an Air Force at an exciting time in its history where you will be a key contributor to the future security for the people of Afghanistan. Congratulations to all of you.”
  • 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
  • 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 Expeditionary Advisor Squadron commander. “Afghanistan did
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Recruiting the Afghan air force - 'country's future'

    Afghan air force recruiters at Kabul Air Wing are looking for young men and women who have what it takes to become the next generation of Afghan air force officers.
  • Afghan C-130 maintainers train on hydraulics, advance capabilities

    Nine C-130H maintainers deployed to the 440th Air Expeditionary Advisory Squadron at Train, Advise, Assist, Command-Air (TAAC-Air) are conducting classes and providing hands-on training to further develop the knowledge and skills of Afghan Air Force aircraft maintenance personnel.
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