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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 136-11
February 18, 2011

DOD Identifies Air Force Casualty

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

                 Airman 1st Class Corey C. Owens, 26, of San Antonio, Texas, died Feb. 17 due to a non-combat related incident at Al Asad Air Base, Iraq.  He was assigned to the 47th Security Forces Squadron, Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas.

                 For more information media may contact the Laughlin Air Force Base public affairs office at 830-298-5044.