Resolute Support File Photo by Sgt. Lucas Hopkins – An Afghan Air Force MD-530 flies above Camp Shorabak, Afghanistan as Afghan tactical air controllers conduct simulated airstrike training Dec. 18, 2017.

A group of nine students of the Afghan Air Force personnel have completed a course of the Tactical Air Coordinator and will graduate on Thursday.

According to 438th Air Expeditionary Wing, the Train, Advise,Assist Command-Air’s air-to-ground integration team partners oversaw a final exercise for an Afghan Tactical Air Coordinator course that qualified nine Afghan Air Force Afghan Tactical Air Coordinator students, who will graduate Thursday.

Through training, advising and assisting, the course is now primarily Afghan-led, the 438th Air Expeditionary Wing added.

This comes as efforts are underway by the Afghan government and the international allies of Afghanistan to boost the capabilities of the Afghan national defense and security forces, specifically the Afghan Air Force.

The coalition forces officials in Afghanistan had earlier said that the sizeof the Afghan Air Force will be tripled over the next five years with the addition of new equipment and aircraft.