Video: “Obi” with Spanish Subtitles
Video by Senior Airman Brandi Hansen
The 438th Air Expeditionary Wing/NATO Air Training Command-Afghanistan has the task of building a sustainable Afghan Air Force. The advisors mentor in over sixty separate career fields, volunteer to teach English language classes, and much more. One of these advisors is SMSgt Carmelo Vega Martinez, the only U.S. Air Force recruiting advisor deployed to Afghanistan. During his journey, SMSgt Vega found more than just professional accomplishment. He met an Afghan pilot named Obi, and began a personal journey he will never forget.