A group of 15 Afghan pilots, trainer pilots and door gunners completed their training for UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters in southern Kandahar province.

The provincial government said in a statement that the Afghan Air Force personnel completed a 3-month course in Kandahar Air Brigade.

The statement further added that 2 trainer pilots, 8 pilots and 5 door gunners received their graduation certificates during a ceremony in Kandahar Airfield on Wednesday.

Major Gen. Abdul Raziq Sherzai, the commander of Kandahar Air Brigade, Resolute Support officials and some other officials also attended the graduation ceremony, the statement added.

Speaking during the ceremony, Gen. Sherzai said the newly-graduated air force personnel are well trained to thwart all plans of the enemies by providing air support to ground forces.

Gen. Sherzai further added that the air force personnel will demonstrate their capabilities which they have learned during the 3-month training course.