Pacific Air Forces release report on Airman's death at Kadena

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  • Pacific Air Forces Public Affairs
Headquarters Pacific Air Forces released today the results of its investigation into a mishap involving the death of an Airman which occurred April 5, 2015, at Kadena Air Base, Japan.

Gen. Lori J. Robinson, Pacific Air Forces commander, directed a ground accident investigation into the accident involving Airman 1st Class Kelly Tomfohrde who fell from her fifth story lodging room during a deployment to Kadena, according to a Pacific Air Forces ground accident investigation report.

A1C Tomfohrde was killed as a result of blunt force trauma injuries, consistent with a high fall.

Tomfohrde was a traditional guardsman with the 115th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, 115th Fighter Wing, Wisconsin Air National Guard, stationed at Truax Field, Madison, Wisconsin. She deployed with the 176th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Unit as part of a Theater Security Package to augment airpower for PACAF.

For more information, contact the 115th Fighter Wings Public Affairs Office at (608) 245-4395 Monday through Friday. For a copy of the Ground Accident Investigation Board executive summary, click here.