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‘Afghan Air Force capabilities to improve’

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: In a ceremony to assume command, the new commander of the 538th Air Expeditionary Advisory Squadron Lt. Col. Michael Hreczkosij said that they are looking forward to assist with the development of new techniques and capabilities of the Afghan Air Force with the C-130 and C-208 aircraft.

“We are looking to further strengthen the remarkable relationship between the Afghan, US, and coalition air forces, continue to advise and learn from our mobility fixed wing Afghan partners, and to assist with the development of new techniques and capabilities with the C-130 and C-208 aircrafts,” Khaama Press quoted Hreczkosij, as saying.

Hreczkosij arrived from the 6th Special Operations Squadron, Duke Field, Fla., where his unit is responsible for combat air advising to partner nation special operation aviation forces worldwide.

“I am humbled and honored to be selected to lead this amazing (total force integration) team of active duty, Reservists and Guardsmen,” said Hreczkosij. “I strongly believe in the air advisor mission, the Afghan air force, and the Airmen of the 538th AEAS, and will do everything I can to enable their success.”

Hreczkosij has about 15 advisors under his command, and they work shoulder to shoulder with their Afghan counterparts daily.

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