The Department of Defense (DoD) is considering temporarily basing an Afghan Air Force (AAF) A-29 Light Air Support (LAS) training unit at a United States Air Force (USAF) installation in the continental United States (CONUS). This is to ensure the AAF receives the support and training it needs to safely and effectively employ this platform for conducting operations within their home country. Implementation of the A-29 LAS program would increase the AAF's capacity in airborne self-defense for their government and citizens. In support of International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) requirements, the US is procuring 20 A-29 LAS aircraft for the development of the AAF. The A-29 LAS training program would deliver desired sustainable capability for the AAF; specifically, so that the AAF may safely and effectively employ the platform on their own starting in 2016. By receiving training in the US, American trainers and AAF trainees can focus on a qualification mission without being impacted by ongoing hostilities in the Afghanistan Theater of Operations.