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  • Afghan Air Force conducts first emergency combat airdrop

    Afghan Air Force C-208 aircrew members conducted their first emergency combat airdrop mission bringing ammunition to Afghan National Police and citizens fighting the Taliban in Badakshan province, June 1, 2018.
  • Around the Air Force: May 25

    On this look Around the Air Force Airmen from Travis Air Force Base, California, deliver a cement-mixer trailer to support Kilauea volcano relief efforts, Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. David L. Goldfein explains how the 2019 proposed budget will benefit pilots, and the Afghan Air Force is having greater success since the addition of laser-guided munitions.
  • Laser Guided Bombs enhance Afghan Air Force Strike Capability

    Since March 22, 2018, the Afghan Air Force has both introduced and increased the use of precision guided munitions in southern Afghanistan.
  • Afghan president welcomes first Afghan AF Black Hawks

    The first two UH-60A Black Hawk helicopters arrived at Kandahar Airfield Oct. 7, 2017, welcomed by top Afghan and Resolute Support officials. Led by President Ashraf Ghani, an official ribbon-cutting ceremony marked the landmark progress of the Afghan Air Force’s modernization effort and inaugurated the helicopter into their fleet.
  • Faithful First: Chaplain launches dialogue, exchange supporting Afghan Air Force

    Assigned to Train, Advise, Assist Command-Air, Chaplain (Maj.) Chris Conklin is the first air advisor charged with assisting the Afghan military’s religious and cultural affairs program with the mission of effective religious care and spiritual readiness for those who defend their nation.
  • Afghan Air Force receives first delivery of UH-60s at Kandahar Airfield

    The first two Afghan Air Force UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters arrived at Kandahar Airfield.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Afghan air force learns self-sustaining casualty evacuation care

    The flightline is filled with aircrew and C-130 Hercules engines are starting up for another Afghan air force casualty evacuation mission. Within two years, the Afghan air force has made significant improvements to their casualty evacuation capabilities...
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