Immediate Release

DOD Identifies Air Force Casualty

June 27, 2021

The Department of Defense announced today the death of an Airman who was supporting Operation Inherent Resolve. 

Lt. Col. James C. Willis, 55, of Albuquerque, New Mexico, died June 26 in a non-combat related incident at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. The incident is under investigation.

He was assigned as Commander of the 210th Red Horse Squadron, New Mexico Air National Guard, Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico. 

For more information, media may contact the New Mexico National Guard Public Affairs Office at 505-553-1427.