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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 628-06
July 02, 2006

DoD Identifies Air Force Casualty

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

Airman 1st Class Carl Jerome Ware Jr., 22, of Glassboro, N.J.,died July 1, from a non-combat related cause at Camp Bucca, Iraq.  He was assigned to the 15th Security Forces Squadron, Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii.

The incident is under investigation.

Media with questions related to this release, contact the 15th Airlift Wing Public Affairs Office at (808) 449-6662 or (808) 448-6900.