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Immediate Release

DOD Identifies Air Force Casualty

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

Major Stephen Khou, 36, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, died May 24, 2023, in a non-combat related incident at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. The incident is under investigation.

He was assigned to the 32nd Weapons Squadron, Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada.

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