Latvian Mentors Assist Afghan Air Force with Maintenance

04/06/2011 – An Afghan air force airman and a Latvian mentor perform checks on an Afghan air force MI-17 helicopter on Kandahar Air Field in Kandahar, Afghanistan. Latvian mentors have been assisting Afghan air force with maintenance on their MI-17 helicopters since February 2011.

NATO Training Mission Afghanistan; 3/15/11


  • Photo 2 shows a U.S. mentor signals to a Lithuanian and Afghan air force crew during blade alignment checks of an AAF MI-17 helicopter on Kandahar Air Field in Kandahar, Afghanistan.
  • Photo 3 shows a Latvian mentor and Afghan air force airman perform checks on the rotor blades of an AAF MI-17 helicopter on Kandahar Air Field in Kandahar, Afghanistan.
  • Photo 4 shows Latvian and Lithuanian mentors performing maintenance on an Afghan air force MI-17 helicopter on Kandahar Air Field in Kandahar, Afghanistan.
  • Photo 5 shows an Afghan air force airmen watching as a Lithuanian mentor performs an engine check on an AAF MI-17 helicopter on Kandahar Air Field in Kandahar, Afghanistan.

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