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89 APS Death on Duty

Posted 2/18/2013   Updated 2/18/2013 Email story   Print story


11th Wing Public Affairs

2/18/2013 - JOINT BASE ANDREWS, MD.  -- Senior Airman John E. King II died while on duty at Joint Base Andrews Sunday. SrA King was assigned to the 89th Aerial Port Squadron.

"The 89th, and all of Team Andrews are hurting after this tragic loss of life," said Col. Mike Minihan, 89th Airlift Wing Commander, "Our thoughts and prayers are with Airman King's family, friends and coworkers; our Air Force is a family, and they will not go through this alone."

The Military and Family Support Center is available to those in need of support during this time, and can be reached at 301-981-7087. Additionally, the 11th Wing Chaplain's office can be reached at 301-981-2111.

The cause of death is currently under investigation. Media should contact Mr. Eric Sharman of 11th Wing Public Affairs at 240-988-9234.

2/24/2013 7:47:21 AM ET
Rest in Peace Port Dog
CMSgt Ken Gibson, Andersen AFB Guam
2/21/2013 11:56:47 PM ET
My condolences and prayers are with the King Family and those who served with SRA King. SRA King...your service and sacrifice with not be forgotten. Thank you.
Nikki Antle, Graham Tx
2/21/2013 4:36:58 PM ET
Rest in peace and know that you were part of a big family.
H.Grice Retired USAF, Boyce LA
2/21/2013 1:36:29 PM ET
RIP SRA King thank you for your service you paid the ultmate price. my thought and prayers go out to your friends and family
Michael casel, Buhl ID
2/21/2013 12:31:41 PM ET
My condolences to the King Family. Our prayers and God bless you.
Marie Perez, Monterey CA
2/21/2013 12:04:59 PM ET
Always sad when we lose any brother or sister from any service but more poignant when it is a fellow airman. Rest is Peace in Gods loving arms John. My wife and I send prayers for your family.
TSgt. Henry T. Chimento, Apopka Florida
2/21/2013 10:53:26 AM ET
Rest in Peace SRA King. Condolences to the King Family. Thank you for all you sacrificed for our nation.
Alice Sillis, Plymouth CA
2/21/2013 10:12:29 AM ET
Rest in peace SrA King and thank you for your service to our beloved Air Force. I have been off active duty for over 20 years now and it always hurt to lose one of the family. May God bless your family and friends.
Phil Burnette, Clanton Alabama
2/21/2013 9:56:52 AM ET
My respect and condolences to this American hero and to all who will feel his loss.
Peggy Crawford, Clovis CA
2/19/2013 5:49:36 PM ET
Well said TSgt Tiernan. He was definitely one to remember and had a personality that could make a positive impact on anyone's bad day during our BMT. It was an honor to train with him and an even bigger honor to call him a true Wingman.
SrA Ben Bunag, Robins AFB
2/19/2013 5:08:19 PM ET
RIP SRA King.Prayers to you and your family . My husband TSgt. Thomas E. Grace Jr. SFS... Passed 13 months ago today. May God Bless.
Jennifer Grace, Hudson NC
2/19/2013 10:01:45 AM ET
I was SRA King's MTI in 2010. For some reason I remembered him most I don't. Maybe it was his attitude or maybe it was the mullet he showed up with. Whatever the reason things like this are not easy to read. We do our best to prepare them to go out to the Air Force never expecting them to really get hurt. Rest in Peace Airman King.
TSgt Trevor Tiernan, JBSA Lackland
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