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  • Special tactics Airman battled through injuries, presented with Silver Star

    Tech. Sgt. Cody Smith, a special tactics combat controller with the 26th Special Tactics Squadron, 24th Special Operations Wing was presented with the Silver Star Medal during a ceremony, Nov. 22.
  • Special tactics chief awarded Silver Star for countering overwhelming Afghan ambush

    U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Chris Grove, a Special Tactics combat controller assigned as the 720th Special Tactics Group superintendent, delivered thousands of pounds of munition, securing the safety of his joint and partner forces, and now he’s receiving the Silver Star Medal.
  • Securing the High Ground with Partners

    U.S. Air Forces Central Command published its January Airpower Summary March 7. The year 2019 began with airpower supporting joint coalition and partner forces fighting violent extremist groups in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility.
  • June airpower highlights: Afghan ceasefire, op roundup in Iraq and Syria

    U.S. Air Forces Central Command published its monthly Airpower Summary today, highlighting U.S. and coalition airpower operations in June 2018 in the USCENTCOM area of responsibility.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Special Tactics Airmen survey airfields to gain an operational advantage

    Special Tactics Airmen from Air Force Special Operations Command conducted multiple airfield surveys with their Afghan Air Force counterparts in Faryab province this week. Airfield surveys are executed prior to the arrival of special operations and conventional aircraft to traditional airfields and field landing strips.
  • 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.
  • Campbell to lawmakers: Afghanistan not a short-term problem

    The situation is extremely complex in Afghanistan, but one simple truth is that 2016 cannot be a repeat of 2015, Army Gen. John Campbell told the Senate Armed Services Committee Feb. 4.
  • 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.
  • Afghanistan at 'critical juncture'

    Afghanistan is at a critical juncture, the commander of NATO’s Resolute Support mission and U.S. forces in Afghanistan told a House panel Oct. 8. Afghan forces need to be strengthened in order to meet the myriad challenges they face, including the rise of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, Army Gen. John F. Campbell told the House Armed Services Committee.
  • 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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