of the Afghan air force, alongside advisors from the NATO Air Training
Command-Afghanistan, welcomed 29 newly trained Afghan aircraft maintenance
specialists in a graduation ceremony at Shindand Air Base, March 19, 2013. This
class is the largest in the history of the Shindand Air Wing Maintenance Group
and also the group's first class to graduate since September 2012, according to
Shindand's March 23, 2013, release. Here, Lt. Col. Katherine Lilly, commander
of the 802nd Air Expeditionary Advisory Squadron, pins a maintenance
functional badge on one of the new graduates during
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