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Staff Sgt Forrest B. Sibley

August 28th, 2015 No comments

Staff Sgt. Forrest B. Sibley, 31, of Pensacola, Florida died of wounds suffered Aug. 26 when the vehicle he was traveling in was attacked near Camp Antonik, Afghanistan while  supporting Operation Freedom's Sentinel.  He was assigned to the 21st Special Tactics Squadron, Pope Army Airfield, North Carolina.  Sibley served as a combat controller with the 21st Special Tactics Squadron, receiving the Bronze Star four times, one with “V” device for valor. He deployed four times during his seven-year Air Force career.

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Capt. Matthew D. Roland

August 28th, 2015 No comments

Capt. Matthew D. Roland, 27, of Lexington, Kentucky died of wounds suffered Aug. 26 when the vehicle he was traveling in was attacked near Camp Antonik, Afghanistan while  supporting Operation Freedom's Sentinel.  He was assigned to the 23rd Special Tactics Squadron, Hurlburt Field, Florida.  Roland was a 2010 Air Force Academy graduate and served as a special tactics officer at the 23rd Tactics Squadron. He became a team leader who supervised the training of 34 airmen and had deployed three times in five years.

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Tech. Sgt. Anthony E. Salazar

April 15th, 2015 No comments

Tech. Sgt. Anthony E. Salazar, 40, of Hermosa Beach, California, died April 13, at an air base in southwest Asia in a non-combat related incident. The incident is under investigation. He was assigned to the 577th Expeditionary Prime Base Engineer Emergency Force Squadron, 1st Expeditionary Civil Engineer Group, U.S. Air Forces Central Command. Salazar was a mechanical systems repairman, whose job was to ensure facility operations at an air base in the Gulf region that is supporting operations against Islamic State militants.  Salazar was assigned to the 577th Expeditionary Prime Base Engineer Emergency Force Squadron, part of the 1st Expeditionary Civil Engineer Group and reporting to U.S. Air Forces Central Command. The unit's headquarters is at Al Udeid Air Base in Qatar, but Salazar's squadron was assigned elsewhere in the Gulf region. Riverside National Cemetery

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Capt. William H. Dubois

December 1st, 2014 3 comments

Born: August 14 1984     
Died: December 1, 2014 in Jordan

Capt. William H. Dubois, 30, of New Castle, Colorado, died Dec. 1 when his F-16 aircraft crashed near a coalition air base in the Middle East. He was assigned to the 77th Fighter Squadron, Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina. He attended Rifle High School and the University of Colorado at Boulder. His youth was spent in constant motion: harassing his sister, and participating in sports of all kinds from basketball, soccer, baseball, and swimming to eventing horses competing in the North American Young Riders Championship.  While attending Rifle High School, Will was involved in choir, soccer, track, school plays, the National Honor Society, and was elected Senior class president. The Air Force awarded Will a full ride ROTC scholarship in Aerospace Engineering which allowed him to graduate with honors at Colorado State University in Boulder including the Distinguished Graduate award from the 105th ROTC detachment unit. Although Will was dedicated to academics, leadership, and becoming the best Air Force officer, he found time to join the Kappa Sigma fraternity.  Upon graduation he learned that he was accepted into an elite pilot training program, ENJEPT (Euro Nato Joint Jet Pilot Training) at Sheppard Air Force base and proceeded on to F16 training at Luke AFB.  His first assignment in 2011 was Kunsan, Korean where he proudly flew for the 35th fighter squadron, known as the Pantons, and earned the call sign, Pyro. It was there that he met the love of his life, Ashley Jones. Just last year, he returned to the states with his bride to be, and was based at Shaw AFB in the 77th fighter squadron, the Gamblers, also known as “the worlds greatest”. Ashley and Will married just days before he was deployed to the middle-east. 

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Tech Sergeant Jason McIlvaine

October 18th, 2014 2 comments

jasonTechnical Sergeant Jason McIlvaine, 42, died in a scuba diving accident on October 18th off the coast of Okinawa.  He was stationed at Kadena Air Force Base and assigned to the Aerospace Medicine Squadron.

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Senior Master Sergeant James Swartz

October 7th, 2014 1 comment

swartzSenior Master Sergeant Swartz, 51, was among three Robins Air Force Base airmen who died during a typhoon on Okinawa on October 7, 2014.  He served in the military for 33 years and was an aerospace propulsion superintendent.  

 

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Staff Sergeant Joshua Schoenhoff

October 7th, 2014 1 comment

                                                                                                                                   

 

SchoenhoffStaff Sergeant Joshua Schoenhoff, 27, was among three Robins Air Force  Base airmen who died during a typhoon on Okinawa on October 7, 2014.  He was an avionics technician who had been in the Air Force for only four years, but reached the rank of staff sergeant and had deployed five times. 

 

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Master Sergeant Daniel Paschal

October 7th, 2014 1 comment

Master Sergeant Daniel Paschal, 33, was among three Robins Air Force Base airmen who died during a typhoon on Okinawa on October 7, 2014.  He served in the military for 11 years and was an aerospace propulsion craftsman.

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Master Sgt David L. Poirier

February 28th, 2014 1 comment

Master Sgt. David L. Poirier, 52, of North Smithfield, R.I., died Feb. 28, from a non-combat related incident currently under investigation. He was assigned to the 157th Operations Support Squadron, Pease Air National Guard Base, N.H. New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen – Sec 5 Row E Site 65

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Capt. David I. Lyon

December 27th, 2013 2 comments

Born: March 31, 1985

Died:December 27, 2013 in Kabul, Afghanistan

Capt. David I. Lyon, formerly, David Lissy, of Sandpoint, Idaho graduated in 2003 from Sandpoint High. Lyon, a five-year veteran of the Air Force, was an Air Force Academy graduate and had been stationed at Peterson since January 2010. Dave competed in track and field for the Air Force Academy, setting an Academy record for a discus throw during a competition in 2006, according to Airforce Academy Athletics. He was serving a year-long deployment to Afghanistan and was performing a combat advisory mission with Afghan National Army Commandos, while working with Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force-Afghanistan. He was scheduled to return to Peterson in February. Lyon died at age 28 from wounds suffered when his vehicle was attacked with an improvised explosive device in Kabul, Afghanistan. He was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal, Purple Heart and the Air Force Combat Action Medal.United States Air Force Academy Cemetery in Colorado.

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21st Logistics Readiness Squadron

Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado

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