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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 894-10
September 30, 2010

DOD Identifies Air Force Casualty

                 The Department of Defense announced today the death of an airman who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. 

                Senior Airman Mark Forester, 29, of Tuscaloosa, Ala., died Sept. 29 in Uruzgan province, Afghanistan, while conducting combat operations in the area.  He was assigned to the 21st Special Tactics Squadron, Pope Air Force Base, N.C.  

                For more information related to this release, please contact the Air Force Special Operations Command public affairs office, Hurlburt Field, Fla., at 850-884-5515.