195 pilots, engineers graduate from Air University
KABUL (Pajhwok): Ninety pilots, including a female and 105 aircraft engineers have graduated from the National Air University in Kabul, an official said on Thursday.
The graduated individuals received their course completion certificates from Maj. Gen. Mohammad Nabi Ahmadzai, high studies and training commander of the Ministry of Defence (MoD), during a ceremony in the university campus situated in Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul.
He said the country’s air forces suffered huge losses during decades of war and conflict in the country and it was also ignored during President Hamid Karzai’s tenure, but after 2008 special attention was paid to the air force rebuilding.
Ahmadzai without going into the details said the country air force was no strong and was equipped with fighter jets and other facilities.
AAF Chief Lt. Gen. Abdul Wahab Wardak, told the new graduates: “Your are the most important persons. The ground forces without the cooperation of air force cannot capture a place or overcome the enemy.”
He said the air force was in the state of progress and needed a strong professional human force.
Foreign advisor of the AAF Gen. Hicks said the AAF had improved fighter jets and there was need for the induction of professional and strong human force.
He said despite the existence of foreign advisor professional and talented pilots were here in Afghanistan and the newly graduates could benefit from the experiences.
It was the second batch of graduates from the air university since its reactivation.
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