HomeNewsArticle Display

Kabul Afghan Airmen complete FAST training

Afghans and 439th Air Expeditionary Advisor Squadron Security Forces Advisors secure a landing zone while awaiting for an Mi-17 to land during recent 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.

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)

FOWARD OPERATING BASE OQAB, Afghanistan (AFNS) -- 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.

The five-day training qualified the Afghan air force airmen to safeguard both personnel and aircraft during flights, as well as provide landing zone security. The students received detailed instruction on mission planning, identifying and marking landing zones, and helicopter insertion and extraction.

The final day of training consisted of six Mi-17 helicopter insertions and extractions via Mi-17 operated by Afghan pilots.

“This new skill set enables them to conduct both aerial and ground operations with highly trained security details while extending the AAF’s reach beyond garrison,” said Capt. Tony Short, the 439th Air Expeditionary Advising Squadron lead security advisor.

These skills were trained at other Afghan air force locations previously, and during the recent election, enabled the Afghan air force to fly to remote locations, secure a landing site, and retrieve ballots in otherwise unreachable areas of Afghanistan. The training will also provide additional capabilities for the Afghan air force.

“We wanted this training to expand our capabilities to protect aircraft, resources and personnel,” said Afghan air force Capt. Hazim, the Afghan air force Quick Response Force Company commander. “We will be able to provide ground security for downed aircraft or aircraft forced to emergency land due to technical problems.

“Afghanistan also has many natural disasters and we will be able utilized this capability to help move and secure civilians from the affected area,” he added.

This training is the first of three courses that will allow the Afghans to perform the task efficiently and independently.

Engage

Facebook Twitter
RT @HQ_AFMC: #Readiness was on display by our @AFResearchLab teams during a live-virtual-constructive training simulation, enabling #Airmen
RT @AFWERX: We can't wait for 2020: The @USAirForce Advanced Manufacturing Olympics is slated for July 8-9 in Salt Lake City & will bring t…
RT @AirNatlGuard: “The Silver Flag training sites provide our Airmen with real-world scenarios to reinforce our Air Force Specialty Code sk…
RT @US_TRANSCOM: Watch a @usairforce KC-10A refuel, and be refueled during same mission in support of @CJTFOIR. #Togetherwdeliver #NKAWTG #…
RT @AETCommand: Transforming the way we learn with technology is one of our key priorities here in the First Command! Check out the photos…
RT @AirNatlGuard: This week, @ChiefNGB visited the @PRNationalGuard at Muñiz Air National Guard Base to meet with senior leaders and discus…
RT @GenDaveGoldfein: YOU are the most important reason for our mission success. Take care of each other & preserve the connections & commun…
RT @AirmanMagazine: When it comes to acquisitions, the @usairforce has the need for speed. Equipping Airmen with the best technology start…
RT @GenDaveGoldfein: A distinct privilege to help unveil the F-117 exhibit, establishing this remarkable aircraft in its rightful place in…
RT @AirNatlGuard: “For me personally, the CAP and Air Guard go hand in hand. When I look back at any state active duty or state support we…
RT @GenDaveGoldfein: Honored to participate on a panel with my fellow Service Chiefs at the @ReaganInstitute. May our leaders of today & th…
It was just a childhood dream but it crescendoed into this #Airman becoming the only woman in the #AirForce to both… https://t.co/vzGjPe7Vri
RT @USAFReserve: Loadmaster first Reservist to complete USAF Weapons School Advanced Instructor Course (Story by the @403rdWing) #ReserveRe
.@secafoffical will speak about America’s footprint in space going forward at 5:45 EST. Watch live at https://t.co/aSlw5ceGJj
RT @DeptofDefense: LIVE: @EsperDoD delivers keynote remarks at the Reagan National Defense Forum. #RNDF https://t.co/ZXhuaTOQTm
Today, we help Col. Charles McGee, a Tuskegee Airman, combat veteran and American legend, celebrate 💯 sorties aroun… https://t.co/bcmcDr4IYW
December 7, 1941. #PearlHarbor and six other #military bases on the Hawaiian island of Oahu were attacked, beginnin… https://t.co/4GvB8yPpGV
RT @US_TRANSCOM: Take a look at @usairforce Airmen assigned to the @109thAW using their ski-equipped C-130s to deliver supplies to the Arct…
RT @GenDaveGoldfein: Thank you to Gen CQ Brown & the @PACAF team for the outstanding work organizing one of largest gatherings of Pacific A…