Many of you know by now that a C-17 crashed yesterday at Elmendorf AFB, Alaska. All four crew members were killed. At least one of them was a friend of mine from my previous assignment. I am still waiting to learn the names of the other three. This is the first fatal crash in C-17 history.
Godspeed, my friends. What a devastating loss to our community. Our hearts and prayers go out to the families.
UPDATE: Names have been released. A tribute to these four airmen can be found here.
FURTHER UPDATE: A tribute to my squadron mate Maj Michael Freyholtz is here.