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Four A-29 Super Tucanos arrive in Kabul, Afghanistan, March 20, 2017, before the beginning of the 2017 fighting season. The aircraft will bolster the Afghan Air Force's inventory from eight to 12 A-29s in country. Airmen from Train, Advise, Assist Command-Air, as part of Resolute Support Mission, work in tandem with their Afghan counterparts fostering a working relationship and fortifying confidence in the mission. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Jordan Castelan) A-29s arrive at Kabul in time for fighting season
Four A-29 Super Tucano light-attack aircraft arrived for duty at Kabul Air Wing, Kabul, Afghanistan, March 20, 2017, where they will be used by the Afghan Air Force for close-air attack, air interdiction, escort and armed reconnaissance. The latest arrivals, which traveled from Moody Air Force Base, Georgia, bring the AAF A-29 inventory from eight to 12 aircraft in country.
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2017
Lt. Col. Jose Lasso, the Train, Advise, Assist Command-Air deputy director of logistics, is welcomed by Afghan Air Force Brig. Gen. Abdul Qudratullah, the Shindand Air Wing commander, at Herat, Afghanistan, March 1, 2017. The meeting was an opportunity for TAAC-Air advisors in various career fields from logistics, maintenance, safety, intelligence, civil engineer and C-130 Hercules flight crews to meet with their counterparts to train and advise, as well as assess the current mission. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Veronica Pierce) TAAC-Air Shindand visit leads to Afghan Air Force cost savings
Advisors with Train, Advise, Assist Command-Air traveled to Shindand Air Wing, Herat, Afghanistan, to meet with Afghan Air Force wing leaders on March 1, 2017.
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2017
Default Air Force Logo Tech Report: A-29 Super Tucano
The A-29 Super Tucano is a turboprop aircraft designed for light attack, counter insurgency and close air support. In January 2016, the U.S. Air Force delivered the first four of 20 A-29s to the Afghan Air Force. The Super Tucano will replace the Mi-35 attack helicopter providing a monumental leap in capabilities for the Afghan Air Force.
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2016
Four A-29 Super Tucanos arrive at Hamid Karzai International Airport, Afghanistan, Jan. 15, 2016. The aircraft will be added to the Afghan Air Force’s inventory in the spring of 2016. The A-29 is a light air support aircraft capable of conducting close air support, aerial escort, armed overwatch and aerial interdiction. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Nathan Lipscomb) Afghan Air Force receives first four A-29s
The U.S. Air Force delivered four A-29 Super Tucanos to the Afghan Air Force Jan. 15 at Hamid Karzai International Airport, Afghanistan.
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2016
An Afghan airman demonstrates his aircrew flight equipment knowledge to U.S. Airmen from the 455th Air Expeditionary Wing and Train, Advice, Assist Command-Air aboard an Afghanistan air force C-130H Hercules at Hamid Karzai International Airport, Afghanistan, Aug. 29, 2015. Airmen with the 455th AEW visited Forward Operating Base Oqab and Hamid Karzai International Airport to share their AFE knowledge with their Afghan counterparts and also assist TAAC-Air with keeping coalition AFE equipment current. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Joseph Swafford) Airmen share knowledge, experience to better Afghanistan’s air force
Airmen assigned to the 455th Air Expeditionary Wing recently traveled to Hamid Karzai International Airport, Afghanistan, to assist Train, Advice, Assist Command-Air with training and validating the Afghanistan air force’s aircrew flight equipment section.
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2015
Master Sgt. Michael Simon  (left) poses with Mohammad Javad or "MJ," a former Afghan interpreter, during the Christmas holiday. Simon worked closely with MJ in Afghanistan while training Afghan Airmen to run an independent and operationally capable Air Force. Simon is an Academy Military Trainer for Cadet Squadron 16. (U.S. Air Force photo) Academy Airman helps Afghan interpreter start new life in US
Master Sgt. Michael Simon, now an Academy Military Trainer for Cadet Squadron 16, began a year-long deployment in June 2011 at Shindand Air Base, Afghanistan as a Mi-17 crew chief air adviser, where he relied heavily on Afghan interpreters to stay alive and accomplish the mission of training Afghan airmen to run an independent and operationally capable Air Force. Now, three years later, Simon is sponsoring a former interpreter so he (the interpreter) and his family can live a better life in Colorado Springs.
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2015
Afghans and 439th Air Expeditionary Advisor Squadron security forces advisors secure a landing zone while waiting for an Mi-17 to land during training. Afghans recently complete Fly-Away Security Team training that allows them to fly to locations throughout Afghanistan, and secure a landing zone, increasing the reach of the Afghan air force. (Courtesy photo) Kabul Afghan Airmen complete FAST training
As American security forces transition to Resolute Support, it is important that Afghan security forces can secure their own country. Recently another step was taken in this direction when eight Afghan air force security forces airmen graduated the first Kabul Air Wing Fly-Away Security Team training, providing additional operational capabilities to the Afghan air force.
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2015
Maj. Mary Clark instructs 1st Lt. David Shadoin during pre-flight procedures Dec. 16, 2014, at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M. Clark is an UH-1N Huey instructor pilot and the 58th Operations Support Squadron's assistant director of operations, and Shadoin a student pilot in the 512th Special Operations Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Jim Fisher) Female aviator makes difference training Afghan AF
Maj. Mary Clark, a UH-1N Huey instructor pilot and the 58th Operations Support Squadron's assistant director of operations, knows what it takes to make a good helicopter pilot.
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2014
Default Air Force Logo Moody AFB to support Afghan pilot, maintainer training mission
The Air Force recently completed its environmental analysis and has selected Moody Air Force Base here as the stateside training location for Afghan A-29 pilots and maintainers.
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2014
Default Air Force Logo Moody selected as preferred alternative for potential stateside Afghan training location
Air Force officials announced June 25, Moody Air Force Base, Ga, was selected as the preferred alternative for the A-29 potential stateside Afghan training location, with Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, and Shaw Air Force Base, SC, being reasonable alternatives
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2014
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