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News Release: Eielson Airman Found Dead

EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska --

An Airman assigned to the 354th Fighter Wing was found dead off base at approximately 9:55 a.m., Nov. 2.

“We’re deeply saddened by the loss of one of our Airmen,” said Col. David J. Berkland, the 354th Fighter Wing commander. “The Eielson family is grieving, and we’re keeping the family of the Airman we lost today in our thoughts and prayers.”

The identity of the deceased Airman is being withheld until 24 hours after next of kin notification.

More information will be released as it becomes available.

For queries, contact the 354th Fighter Wing Public Affairs office by phone at 907-377-2110 or by email at 354fw.pa.publicaffairs@us.af.mil.