Kunsan Airman death

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An Airman assigned to the 8th Force Support Squadron died Friday evening while swimming at an off-base pool.

1st Lt Josh Hovies' cause of death is still under investigation, but additional information will be released as available.

"We are extremely saddened by the loss of one of our finest young officers," said Col. Douglas Nikolai, 8th Fighter Wing vice commander, "Our thoughts and prayers are with Lt Hovies' family and close friends."

Please direct all questions to the 8th Fighter Wing Public Affairs office at DSN 315-782-4705/1497 or 063-470-4705/1497.