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  • AAFB News Release

Andersen Airman found dead

Suspect in custody on base

Andersen Air Force Base, Guam – The active duty Airman that passed away early Tuesday morning at a temporary lodging facility on base, has been identified as Airman First Class Bradley G. Hale, 20, deployed here from Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana.

Hale was found unresponsive and pronounced deceased at approximately 3 a.m. March 27. “Our focus is on supporting the families, the affected unit, and our community,” said Brig. Gen. Douglas A. Cox, 36th Wing commander. “This is a very difficult loss. Professional support services are assisting those affected by this tragedy and our prayers and thoughts remain with them.” Our chaplains, mental health professionals and counselors are available and ready to assist those in need.

A subject is in custody, and the cause of death is currently under investigation. Andersen Air Force Base - An Airman at Andersen was found unresponsive in base quarters and was pronounced dead at approximately 3 a.m. March 27. "This is a terrible tragedy, and we are all deeply saddened by the loss of this Airman." said Brigadier General Douglas A. Cox, 36th Wing Commander. "Losing a member of our team is the most difficult thing we face, and today we have lost a member of our Air Force family," he said. "Our deepest sympathies, thoughts and prayers go with the family. We will ensure the welfare of those directly affected by this tragedy."


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