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  • AAF maintainers become A-29 weapons load trainer certified graduating first class

    An Afghan Air Force A-29 maintainer proudly wears his ammo and squadron patch during a maintenance graduation September, 16, 2018, Kabul, Afghanistan. Completion of this training enables the Afghan Air Force to increase the workforce and decrease the burden on the currently-certified weapons loaders. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jared J.
  • Never forget, TAAC-Air remembers 9/11

    KABUL, Afghanistan (Sept. 11, 2018) Members of the Train, Advise and Assist Command – Air render a salute during a September 11 Memorial Ceremony, Sept. 11, 2018, Kabul, Afghanistan. The memorial honored those who lost their lives in the September 11 terrorist attack and the men and women fighting the war on terrorism. (U.S. Air Force photo by
  • AAF Aviation Supply Depot collects repairable parts

    KABUL AIR WING, Afghanistan (September 2, 2018) Royal Australian Air Force Flight Lt. Philip Bullers, Train, Advise and Assist Command – Air Logistics Adviser, talks with his Afghan Air Force counterparts during an advising session September 2, 2018, Kabul Air Base, Afghanistan. The advising sessions have helped strengthen the working relationships
  • AAF Celebrates 97th Anniversary

    KABUL AIR WING, Afghanistan (August 26, 2018) -- Afghan National Army Gen. Mohammad Sharif Yaftali, Chief of General Staff, excitedly shakes the hand of U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Joel Carey, Train, Advise and Assist Command-Air commander, during the 97th Afghan Air Force anniversary ceremony August 26, 2018, Kabul Air Wing, Afghanistan. The
  • AAF UH-60 crewmembers get operational experience with MQT

    KANDAHAR AIR WING, Afghanistan (Aug. 5, 2018) An Afghan Air Force UH-60 crewmember reviews plans during a mission brief August 5, 2018, Kandahar Air Wing, Afghanistan. The crewmember is in Mission Qualification Training, which helps train Afghan UH-60 crewmembers to be combat ready. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jared J. Duhon)
  • TAAC-Air and 1 ECEG begin Phase 1 Construction in KAF

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan (August 20, 2018) An Airman with the 1st Expeditionary Civil Engineer Group compacts dirt inside of a barrier August 20, 2018, Kandahar Air Wing, Afghanistan. The barriers will help separate the 100 aircraft projected to park on the ramp. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Timothy Chow)
  • AAF MQT graduation, take many steps toward modernization

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan (May 8, 2018) Graduates from UH-60 Mission Qualification Course display their certificates of training with Maj. Mahtabudin Safi, UH-60 Blackhawk Squadron commander, Col. Chris Goodyear, 738th Air Expeditionary Advisory Group commander, Maj. Gen. Abdul Raziq Sherzai, Kandahar Air Wing commander, Maj. Gen. Barre
  • AAF A-29 MX Becoming Weapons Certifying Officials

    KABUL, Afghanistan (July 25, 2018) -- 2 Lt. Shir, Afghan Air Force A-29 maintainer, explains the overall process of securing an A-29 July 22, 2018, Kabul Air Wing, Afghanistan. Students had the opportunity to practice the security maneuvers and learn the English phrases needed to communicate weapon safety. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jared
  • AAF Firefighters Conduct MD-530 Egress training

    KABUL, Afghanistan (July 25, 2018) An Afghan Air Force firefighter egresses the simulated incapacitated pilot during the MD-530 egress exercise July 25, 2018, Kabul Air Wing, Afghanistan. This was part of a two-day exercise that focused on working under hazardous conditions.(U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jared J. Duhon)
  • 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.”