Fallen Airman Identified

The Air Force on Tuesday identified the airman who died at Andersen AFB, Guam, on Dec. 13 as 22-year-old SrA. Jeremy Jutba-Hake of Hawaii. Jutba-Hake, assigned to the 36th Airlift Squadron, Yokota AB, Japan, collapsed during post-flight duties after a training mission. First responders took him to US Navy Hospital Guam, where he was pronounced dead at 7:12 p.m., according to a release. The cause of death is under investigation. “This is a tragic and sad time for Team Yokota and Team Andersen—we lost a true warrior, a wingman, and our friend. Jeremy was a devoted and passionate airman, always ready to go the extra mile to assist others and perform his absolute best,” said Col. Douglas DeLaMater, commander of the 374th Airlift Wing. Jutba-Hake joined the Air Force in December 2011. He was at Andersen supporting Operation Christmas Drop 2015.