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Release No: 217-11
March 17, 2011

DOD Identifies Air Force Casualty

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

                Senior Airman Michael J. Hinkle II, 24, of Corona, Calif., died March 16 due to a non-combat related incident in Southwest Asia.  He was assigned to the 28th Communications Squadron, Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D. 

                For more information media may contact the Ellsworth Air Force Base public affairs office at 605-385-5056.

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