Category: News – Afghan Air Force

About 60,000 Afghan soldiers currently use the Special ANSF Leave Travel Program, or “SALT-P,” flights to travel to and from training or take personal leave. A new Afghan-managed solution, known as the Personnel Movement Concept, will soon take over those responsibilities through a contract with an Afghan airline.

Afghan forces to take charge of soldier leave program

2013/10/16

By U.S. Navy Lt. Jake Joy, NTM-A/CSTC-A Public Affairs   (KABUL, Afghanistan) – A coalition forces-led shuttle flight service that helps Afghan National Army soldiers, recruits and graduates safely travel for training and personal leave is expected to soon transition to full Afghan control. The Special ANSF Leave Travel Program, or “SALT-P,” currently provides the [...]

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Afghan Air Force soldiers work together to move Mi-17 parts out of a Russian Antonov An-124, Sept. 1 at Kabul International Airport Afghanistan. The parts belong to one of three new Mi-17 helicopters transported to KAIA, as part of Project 12 which will add 12 new helicopters to the Afghan Air Force. (U.S. Air Force Photo/RCAF Sgt. Robert Mellin)

New aircraft arrive for Afghan Air Force

2013/09/03

by Staff Sgt. Torri Ingalsbe NATO Air Training Command-Afghanistan Public Affairs   KABUL, Afghanistan – Three brand-new Mi-17 helicopters arrived in the belly of a Russian Antonov An-124 Sept. 1 on the Afghan Air Force ramp of Kabul International Airport, Afghanistan at 8 a.m. “This is the first time the Afghans have downloaded an aircraft [...]

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Mr. Dustin Thompson, NATO Air Training Command-Afghanistan engility, and Maj. Lee Mawhinney, NATC-A comptroller advisor, work with their Afghan Air Force counterpart Col. Shukoor, AAF comptroller, at Kabul International Airport, Afghanistan. In a major restructure of the Ministry of Defense financial system, an agreement was reached August 3 for the Afghan Air Force to become their own budgetary unit. Budget allocation is planned to start December of 2013 with the AAF growing in financial responsibility each consecutive year until 2017 when NATC-A fully transitions budget responsibility to the AAF. (U.S. Air Force photo/RCAF Sgt. Robert Mellin)

Afghan Air Force takes the bank

2013/08/25

by Sgt. Bob Mellin 438th Air Expeditionary Wing KABUL, Afghanistan — In a major restructure of the Ministry of Defense financial system, an agreement was reached August 3 for the Afghan Air Force to become their own budgetary unit. “It is a huge success for the AAF, it has been eight years in the making,” [...]

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An Afghan Air Force Mi-35 helicopter departs for Loghar province in the early morning hours on the first day of Operation Seemorgh at Jalalabad Airfield, Afghanistan. Operation Seemorgh, named after a mythical bird, is the largest Afghan-led combat operation in more than 30 years, combining air and ground forces in an offensive focused on Taliban in Loghar Province. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Master Sgt. Ben Bloker)

AAF provides close-air support in historical combat mission

2013/08/11

by SSgt. Torri Ingalsbe Air Forces Central Command Combat Camera JALALABAD AIRFIELD, Afghanistan– As the morning sun crested over the mountains between the Azrah and Hezarak districts in Afghanistan, July 23, Afghan air force Mi-17 and Mi-35 pilots, flight engineers and gunners geared up to launch the largest Afghan-led joint, combined arms operation in 30 [...]

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Afghan Air Force medics load a patient onto an AAF Cessna 208 to conduct casualty evacuation from Kandahar Airfield to Kabul, Afghanistan. The CASEVAC mission icluded two Afghan National Army soldiers with gunshot wounds.

AAF sustains its fast climb with record airpower results

2013/07/24

by 438th Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs KABUL, Afghanistan — The Afghan Air Force astounded observers with second quarter numbers that far surpassed previous operational and developmental metrics from previous months, as it continues advancing toward self-sustainable effectiveness. Just with respect to the high-attention, high priority mission of CASEVAC, the AAF increased response by a [...]

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(Kabul, Afghanistan) – Afghan Air Force leaders take notes during the first AAF Aircrew Standardization and Evaluation Conference held at the Kabul International Airport, Afghanistan. The conference focused on three main objectives of standardization and evaluation; to standardize, to assess and to amend. This includes establishing an improved method to accomplish a task, to be able to properly judge and evaluate and to change for the better. Photo by U.S. Air Force Capt. Anastasia Wasem

AAF increases standardization and evaluation practices

2013/07/16

By Capt. Anastasia Wasem, 438th Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs   (Kabul, Afghanistan)– The Afghan Air Force took one more step towards sustainability with the completion of the first annual AAF Aircrew Standardization and Evaluation Conference held in June at the Kabul International Airport, Afghanistan. More than 50 AAF members from across the country, along [...]

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Col. Gulab, the Afghanistan National Military Hospital’s facility engineer, poses a question during the ANA Construction Property Management Department shura held in Kabul in June. Photo by Christine Florea.

Afghan engineers plot their future at CPMD shura

2013/06/28

Story by U.S. Navy Lt. Jake Joy, NTM-A/CSTC-A Public Affairs     (Kabul, Afghanistan) – Afghan National Army facility engineers (FEs) from throughout the country recently descended on Kabul for a shura, or consultation meeting, at the Construction Property Management Department headquarters in early June. More than 70 FEs came together to discuss the future [...]

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Col. Abdul Ghani, commander of the Herat Regional Medical Hospital, addresses his staff and many other distinguished guests during a ceremony celebrating transition of the hospital to ANA control at Camp Zafar June 19. Photo by U.S. Army Capt. Ashley Smith

Herat Regional Medical Hospital transitions to ANA control

2013/06/27

By Army Capt. Ashley Smith RSC-West/NTM-A Public Affairs   CAMP ZAFAR, Afghanistan — Herat Regional Medical Hospital transitioned from coalition forces responsibility to Afghan National Army control during a ceremony at Camp Zafar June 19. The ceremony was attended by many distinguished guests including Gen. Mohammad Mustafa Sedeqi, deputy commander of the 207thANA Corps, Col. [...]

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Afghan National Army 1st Lt. Shafiqullah Qanooni instructs RCA students in intermediate-level concepts at the School of Religious and Cultural Affairs in Kabul.Photo by U.S. Navy Mass Communications Specialist 3rd Class Sean Weir

RCA – The ANSF’s moral compass

2013/06/23

By U.S. Navy Lt. Jake Joy, NTM-A/CSTC-A Public Affairs   (Kabul, Afghanistan)- Taliban operatives told the elders that the Afghan National Army was an army of infidels, not Muslims. That they were puppets, serving the West, and would soon arrive, intoxicated and looking to rape the town’s wives and daughters. So when soldiers of the [...]

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Afghan National Army Col. Abdul Rab Sami, a 21-year veteran from Panjshir province who serves as the lead Religious and Cultural Affairs Officer for the Afghan National Army's 203rd Corps in Paktia province. Photo by U.S. Navy Mass Communications Specialist 3rd Class Sean Weir.

Former doctor treats hearts and minds as ANA RCA officer

2013/06/21

By U.S. Navy Lt. Jake Joy, NTM-A/CSTC-A Public Affairs   (Kabul, Afghanistan)- Religious and Cultural Affairs officers take on a variety of duties in the Afghan national security forces. Part preacher, part community outreach coordinator, RCA officers attempt to bind Afghan citizens, soldiers and police forces together, while solving village problems and elevating the spiritual [...]

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