• KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan (Sept. 14, 2011) -- Sgt. Mohammed Shafi (center), a crew chief with the Kandahar Air Wing of the Afghan Air Force, listens as Chief Warrant Officer 4 Sam Baker (right), a CH-47F Chinook helicopter pilot for Task Force Lift (7th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment) conducts a mission brief Sept. 14. This is the first time an Afghan Air Force crew chief has flown with TF Lift as part of progressive training to build the crew coordination within the Afghan Air Force. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Jennifer Andersson, Task Force Thunder Public Affairs/Released)

    Afghan Air Force Increases Crew Coordination

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan (Sept. 14, 2011) -- Sgt. Mohammed Shafi (center), a crew chief with the Kandahar Air Wing of the Afghan Air Force, listens as Chief Warrant Officer 4 Sam Baker (right), a CH-47F Chinook helicopter pilot for Task Force...

  • FORWARD OPERATING BASE TARIN KOWT, Afghanistan (Sept. 14, 2011) " Staff Sgt. Jonathan Pena-Reyes (left), a flight engineer instructor for Task Force Lift (7th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment), points out a feature of the CH-47F Chinook helicopter's engines to Sgt. Mohammed Shafi, a crew chief for the Afghan Air Force's Kandahar Air Wing, during a mission in southern Afghanistan Sept. 14. This is the first time an Afghan Air Force crew chief has flown with TF Lift as part progressive training to help build crew coordination and other capabilities within the Afghan Air Force. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Jennifer Andersson, Task Force Thunder Public Affairs/released)

    Afghan Air Force Increases Crew Coordination

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE TARIN KOWT, Afghanistan (Sept. 14, 2011) " Staff Sgt. Jonathan Pena-Reyes (left), a flight engineer instructor for Task Force Lift (7th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment), points out a feature of the CH-47F Chinook helicopter's...

  • KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan (Sept. 14, 2011) " Spc. Robert Pierce (left), a crew chief for Task Force Lift (7th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment), helps Sgt. Mohammed Shafi (center), a crew chief with the Afghan Air Force, tighten down cargo in a CH-47F Chinook helicopter before a mission in southern Afghanistan Sept. 14. This is the first time an Afghan Air Force crew chief has flown with TF Lift as part of progressive training to increase the capabilities of the Afghan Air Force. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Jennifer Andersson, Task Force Thunder Public Affairs/Released)

    Afghan Air Force Increases Crew Coordination

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan (Sept. 14, 2011) " Spc. Robert Pierce (left), a crew chief for Task Force Lift (7th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment), helps Sgt. Mohammed Shafi (center), a crew chief with the Afghan Air Force, tighten down cargo in a...

  • FORWARD OPERATING BASE TARIN KOWT, Afghanistan (Sept. 14, 2011) " Sgt. Mohammed Shafi, a crew chief for the Afghan Air Force's Kandahar Air Wing, tightens down cargo in Task Force Lift's (7th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment) CH-47F Chinook helicopter during a mission in southern Afghanistan Sept. 14. The Kandahar Air Wing is partnered with Task Force Thunder (159th Combat Aviation Brigade) to increase its crew coordination and general capabilities. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Jennifer Andersson, Task Force Thunder Public Affairs/Released)

    Afghan Air Force Increases Crew Coordination

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE TARIN KOWT, Afghanistan (Sept. 14, 2011) " Sgt. Mohammed Shafi, a crew chief for the Afghan Air Force's Kandahar Air Wing, tightens down cargo in Task Force Lift's (7th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment) CH-47F Chinook...

  • KANDAHAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan (Sept. 4, 2011) " Spc. Bryant Hansen (left), a crew chief for Task Force Lift (7th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment), and Sgt. Mohammed Shafi, a crew chief for the Afghan Air Force's Kandahar Air Wing, offload cargo from a CH-47F Chinook helicopter during a mission in southern Afghanistan Sept. 14. Shafi is the first of the Afghan crew chiefs from the wing to participate in this level of interaction, which is part of an ongoing partnership between the two units to continually enhance the capabilities of the Kandahar Air Wing. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Jennifer Andersson, Task Force Thunder Public Affairs/Released)

    Afghan Air Force Increases Crew Coordination

    KANDAHAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan (Sept. 4, 2011) " Spc. Bryant Hansen (left), a crew chief for Task Force Lift (7th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment), and Sgt. Mohammed Shafi, a crew chief for the Afghan Air Force's Kandahar Air Wing, offload cargo...

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