Training School Graduates Coalition Trained Personnel
The Iraqi Air Force has been working to train their own airmen, at the training program began and supervised by the US Air Force. Recently the Iraqi Training school for the Iraqi Air Force graduated a combined warrant officer class of 291 airmen on September 29th.
US Air Force Major General Bash attended the graduation ceremony and is impressed with the overall success of the program.
?Today marks the first day in the continued progress to a new future, both for you as individuals and for Iraq as a country,? said Iraqi General Kamal, who addressed the new graduates at their graduation ceremony.
General Kamal is the Air Force Commander for the Iraqi military, and the leader of the Iraqi Air force training school.
The courses that the graduates completed last 60 days and focus on basic military training, aircraft maintenance and technical training, professional military bearing education and basic communications.
The Taji Iraqi Air Force Training school is led by Iraqi instructors that have been trained by the Coalition, and coalition US Air force Servicemembers still help supervise and make sure that they are on the right path.
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This is the first group of commissioned Signal Warrant officers for the new Iraqi Air force. Some will work in security and Iraqi Air force maintenance, and a few will continue and become pilots for the Iraqi Air forces.