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A Change of Command – not a Change of Focus

A Change of Command – not a Change of Focus

2013/04/11

by Lt. Gen. Ken Tovo, U.S. Army   On April 2, I assumed command of NTM-A/CSTC-A from Lt. Gen. Dan Bolger, who is heading home after 17 successful months of directing the effort to train, advise, and assist the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF). This issue contains his last article for this publication, which provides [...]

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Patrolling with pride

Patrolling with pride

2011/09/01 • Comments

By Capt. Jamie Humphries 438th Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs   A few days ago, I returned from my second trip to Shindand Air Base in Western Afghanistan. Shindand is home to the 838th Air Expeditionary Advisory Group which conducts the Afghan Air Force advising mission for the 438th Air Expeditionary Wing in Kabul.  Shindand’s [...]

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These were our friends

2011/06/16 • Comments

By Captain Jamie Humphries 438th Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs KABUL – I walked up to the kebab shop located on the grounds of our compound shortly after the incident happened. The Afghan man that works behind the counter had always been very friendly and greeted us with a smile and a handshake.                                       On this [...]

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A Pair of Wings, A Handshake, A Coalition Formed

2011/04/09 • Comments

By William K. (Ken) Fiedler Major, USAF (Retired) As a past-deployed USAF Air Advisor I had a unique opportunity to see the fruits of my labor on March 11, 2011 when I pinned the silver wings of an Army Aviator on  Afghan air force Lt. Abdul Hadi Paigeman. Hadi, along with graduates from Pakistan and Germany, received the [...]

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RAF pilot contributes skill, expertise to fight

RAF pilot contributes skill, expertise to fight

2011/03/24 • Comments

Capt. Jamie HumphriesNTM-A Public Affairs Seven days a week, and more than 3,000 miles from home, he worked tirelessly as an ambassador of his language and culture. You may think it’s fiction but in reality over the last 90 days Royal Air Force Flt. Lt. Dean Curt, 438th Air Expeditionary Wing Operations, put on hold [...]

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Advising the Afghan Air Force how to tell their story

Advising the Afghan Air Force how to tell their story

2011/03/13 • Comments

I knew this job would be unique after attending the Afghan Air Force graduation during my first day in Kabul.  The members were so proud of their accomplishments.  They announce to the crowd while holding up their graduation certificates for all to see that they are serving Afghanistan.  Soon after that graduation, I met my [...]

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Afghan Flight Medics Teach Combat Medic Course

Afghan Flight Medics Teach Combat Medic Course

2011/03/07 • Comments

Afghan Air Force flight medics Sor Gulab and Raheem, from the Kandahar Air Wing medical detachment, trained 63 students from the Afghan National Army and AAF during the Combat Medic course on proper MEDEVAC procedures in the Mi-17 transport helicopter March 5. Students were instructed on the safe approach during loading and unloading of litter [...]

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Afghan Female Lieutenant earns Thunder Lab “Warrior of the Month” title

Afghan Female Lieutenant earns Thunder Lab “Warrior of the Month” title

2011/03/05 • Comments

During the month of February, members of the Afghan Air Force English Immersion Lab, known as the Thunder Lab, competed for the title of Warrior of the Month. This month’s winner was 2nd Lt. Sourya. Lt. Col. John Howard, the Officer in Charge of the Thunder Lab explained, “Lieutenant Sourya has been doing a fantastic [...]

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A New Instructor at Thunder Lab

A New Instructor at Thunder Lab

2011/02/28 • Comments

By MC3 Jared E. WalkerNTM-A When 1st Lt. Alexandra Mann moved from her job at Camp Eggers where she was the executive officer to the chief of staff to becoming a full-time advisor at the Afghan Air Force’s English immersion lab known as the “Thunder Lab” on Feb. 10, she didn’t know the impact it [...]

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Afghan Air Force Thunder Lab advisors celebrate accomplishments

Afghan Air Force Thunder Lab advisors celebrate accomplishments

2011/02/25 • Comments

For Lt. Col. Wayne McCaskill and Royal Air Force Flight Lieutenant John Parry, each day starts and ends at the Afghan Air Force’s Thunders Lab, an English Immersion Lab, designed to help Afghan junior officers become more proficient in English. However, those days are coming to a close as they both are slated to leave [...]

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