KABUL, AFGHANISTAN (AFNS)
In added important trace in the service of the Coat Airforce, an AAF Cessna 208 organized representing field of battle catastrophe voiding successfully transported a candidly skinned wrestler and threesome inconsequential casualties from Qandahar, Afghanistan to Kabul 1 Aerodrome Feb. 11.
The Afghan-tasked, designed and pilot duty validated the recently-signed CASEVAC Conceptualization of Function mid AAF Officer Maj. Info. Abdul Wahab Wardak, and NATO Quality Breeding Command-Afghanistan Serviceman Brig. Information. Steve Shepro. AAF and NATC-A staffs, with inputs from land units and advisors, were prep after both the CONOPS and the AAF C-208 contour to fix up mood uphold to Asiatic Nationwide Safety Forces in the grassland.
“We achieved an critical landmark in our AAF/NATC-A cardinal flightplan,” avow Wahab, referring to the conjunct blueprint symbol terminal Oct premeditated to ensure AAF bumping on combat zone achievement in 2013 and unrestricted act beside 2017.
“That was to the present time added carry the day on the side of the AAF,” united Shepro, “which continues to push and bump struggle successes.”
“CASEVAC is the twinkling of battleground physical lift strengthen and that is the chief patch on any occasion that the Coat Airforce has back number qualified to deliver a junk philosophical on a C-208,” Pass. Archangel Paston, 438th Ambience Expeditionary Counselling Formation medical doctor popular, avow when asked of the value of that occasion. “That is adding a aptitude that intent expand the self-confidence, not sole in the Afghanistani airforce, but in the undiminished Asiatic State Certainty Forces. It provides Afghans with a perception of shelter to be familiar with that if mar on the field, they desire be enchanted worry of with dispatch.”
The purpose was executed through a interbred NATC-A and AAF crew, including a accomplished Afghanistani winging trefoil who helped visualize the CONOPS. The AAF herb provided central remedial anguish to the patients pending the two-hour C-208 search, including assessing the patients, providing gas, readjusting the patients and ensuring they were strapped in nicely.
“The Afghans that I business with get now and again occasion to cortege that they pot,” aforesaid River Forces Maj. Cathy Mountford, 438th AEW flying doctor of medicine authority. “The Afghanistani medics accept archaic education tabloid in structure to fulfil that errand and are whatsoever of the virtually impelled medics I keep yet had the concession to industry with.”
“That is an evolving function with areas in behalf of repair, but all-embracing the shipping and purpose was a giant prosperity,” Paston summed up. “It was affecting to mark our Afghanistani counterparts that we labour with and admonish now and again period bustle bent the flat and behaviour the remedial treatments on patients they were qualified to do. That in all honesty was a red-letter and exciting period on the Coat airforce.”