The three airmen killed in a crash while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom in Chon-Aryk, Kyrgyzstan have been identified by the Department of Defense.
They died May 3rd during a refueling mission aboard a KC-135 aircraft. All three airmen were assigned to the 93rd Air Refueling Squadron at Fairchild Air Force Base.
- Capt. Mark T. Voss, 27, of Colorado Springs, Colo.,
- Capt. Victoria A. Pinckney, 27, of Palmdale, Calif., and
- Tech Sgt. Herman Mackey III, 30, of Bakersfield, Calif.
The cause of the crash is still under investigation.
Spokane Mayor David Condon offered the following statement Sunday afternoon:
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and loved ones of the three members of Fairchild Air Force Base and Spokane community who died serving their country. We are reminded of the sacrifice members of the military make every day for all of us, and offer our heartfelt condolences to the entire military family who is grieving their loss. Spokane stands ready to support our Fairchild family.”