The Air Advisor Memorial


On 27 April 2011, 9 members of the NATO Air Training Command - Afghanistan (NATC-A) were killed in action while serving as advisors and mentors to the people of Afghanistan.  Their mission was to train the members of the Afghan Air Force  (AAF) to become an independent and operationally capable AAF, that would provide for the security of Afghanistan in the future.  They have been dubbed “The NATC-A NINE.”  This website and memorial are dedicated to them, and to all Air Advisors that have paid the ultimate sacrifice in the service of their country. 

They are not forgotten...


I am an American Airman.

I am a Warrior.

I have answered my Nation’s call.

I am an American Airman.

My mission is to Fly, Fight, and Win.

I am faithful to a Proud Heritage,

A Tradition of Honor,

And a Legacy of Valor.

I am an American Airman.

Guardian of Freedom and Justice,

My Nation’s Sword and Shield,

Its Sentry and Avenger.

I defend my Country with my Life.

I am an American Airman.

Wingman, Leader, Warrior.

I will never leave an Airman behind,

I will never falter,

And I will not fail.