Allied Support for Afghan Victories
Italian Airman supports Afghan Air Force
by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jared Walker 438th AEW
KABUL, Afghanistan - Americans, while making up the largest of the force in Afghanistan, are not the only country contributing to rebuilding Afghanistan and its military. Many nations from across the globe such as the United Kingdom, Hungary, Czech Republic, Mongolia, Croatia, Portugal and many more are doing their part as advisors assigned to NATO Air Training Command-Afghanistan. One man, a member of Italian air force, Maj. Marco Urbani, has spent the last four months contributing to building and training of the Afghan air force.
Urbani, is the Command Joint State Requirement Coordinator, is currently with the 438th Air Expeditionary Wing/NATC-A, at the Afghan air force base in Kabul, Afghanistan.
He arrived in Shindand, Afghanistan to arrange the logistics for the 25-man Italian advisor team Oct. 9, 2010.
“While in Shindand I prepared for the arrival of the Italian Air base support advisor team. I was there to make sure they had communication, computers, billeting and food available for them,” said Urbani. “In November, five members of the team arrived. In January, 20 more members arrived. It took me a little over a month to get everything ready for their arrival.”
With the arrival of the first five Italians in Shindand, he was moved to Kabul to help support the arrival of more coalition advisory teams...
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Long time readers may remember the series Coalition Countries that I did on Tanker Bros a few years back. Never doubt that many nations of the world are contributing to the GWOT.
Thank you for your service, Major Urbani.