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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 213-13
April 05, 2013

DOD Identifies Air Force Casualty

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

            Capt. James Michael Steel, 29, of Tampa, Fla., died April 3 in the crash of an F-16 near Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 77th Fighter Squadron, Shaw Air Force Base, S.C. 

            For more information media may contact the Air Force 20th Fighter Wing Public Affairs Office at 803-895-2019.