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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 839-10
September 16, 2010

DOD Identifies Air Force Casualty

              The Department of Defense announced today the death of an airman who was supporting Operation New Dawn.

             Senior Airman James A. Hansen, 25, of Athens, Mich., died Sept. 15 of wounds suffered during a controlled detonation at Joint Base Balad, Iraq.  He was assigned to the 46th Operations Support Squadron, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.

              For more information media may contact the Eglin Air Force Base public affairs office at 850-882-3931.

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