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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 1209-06
November 29, 2006

DoD Announces Air Force Airman as Duty Status Whereabouts Unknown

            The Department of Defense announced today the identity of an airman listed as Duty Status Whereabouts Unknown (DUSTWUN).

            Maj. Troy L. Gilbert was the pilot of an Air Force F-16C engaged in support of coalition ground combat operations that crashed approximately 20 miles northwest of Baghdad Nov. 27.

            Gilbert is assigned to the 309th Fighter Squadron, Luke Air Force Base, AZ and currently deployed to the 332nd Expeditionary Wing, Balad Air Force Base, Iraq.

            An investigation is ongoing.

            For further information related to this release the media can contact the Luke Air Force Base public affairs office at (623) 856-5853.

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