Davis-Monthan serviceman killed in Afghanistan

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Nine NATO servicemen were killed in Afghanistan earlier this week.

One of those men was Captain Nathan Nylander who was based out of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base.

Captain Nathan Nylander was killed by an Afghan pilot at the Kabul International Airport on Wednesday.

"The Davis-Monthan Air Force Base is grieving the loss of a member of the desert lighting family," said Col. John Cherrey from the 355th Fighter Wing Commander.

Colonel John Cherrey talked about the base's loss this afternoon.  Airman Nylander was from Texas, but was assigned to the 25th Operational Weather Squadron out of DM.

The squadron's mission was to provide accurate.  Timely and relevant weather analysis.

"Captain Nylander was a dedicated member of the 438 Air Expeditionary Advisory Group with the NATO chain of command at Kabul International Airport as part of a year long deployment," said Col. Cherrey.

He leaves behind his wife and three children.  Colonel Cherrey says the base will continue to support Nylander's family.

"Our sincere condolences go out to the family and friends of our fallen heroes.  Davis-Monthan Air Force Base will continue to support Nate's family in their time of grief," said Col. Cherrey.

A memorial service for Nylander is in the works and could be as soon as next week.