RAF Alconbury Airman dies in Southwest Asia


An Airman assigned to the 423rd Security Forces Squadron here died while deployed to Southwest Asia in support of Operation New Dawn.

Airman 1st Class Christoffer Johnson, 20, died Feb. 17 due to a non-combat related incident.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends during this sorrowful time,” said Col. Timothy Cashdollar, the 501st Combat Support Wing commander. “Airman Johnson was a dedicated young defender, and his presence here will be missed.”

Airman Johnson served as an installation entry controller with the 423rd SFS, providing security at Royal Air Force Upwood, RAF Alconbury, and RAF Molesworth.

“This incident serves as a reminder to us all that we are in a dangerous profession,” Colonel Cashdollar said. “We must constantly remind ourselves that safety is paramount and we need to continue to be that wingman and take care of each other.”

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