TRANSIT CENTER AT MANAS, Kyrgyzstan-- Colleagues honored three Fairchild airmen on Thursday who died in a KC-135 crash. More than 300 service members attended the memorial service at Manas for the three airmen killed last Friday when their plane crashed in Kyrgyzstan.
The memorial honored Capt. Mark T. "Tyler" Voss, Capt. Victoria A. "Tori" Pinckney, and Tech. Sgt. Herman "Tre" Mackey III. All three were stationed out of Fairchild Air Force Base with the 376th Air Expeditionary Wing's 22nd Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron.
The crew died while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
"The loss of these great Airmen is a tragedy and our thoughts and prayers are with their families and Team Fairchild during this extremely difficult time," said Chief Master Sgt. Bryan Creager, 376 AEW command chief.
Fairchild leaders are planning a memorial in Spokane County. However, a date and time have not been released.