Airman Found Dead Thursday at Cannon AFB Identified

Published 08/23 2014 09:06AM

Updated 08/23 2014 09:12AM

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CANNON AIR FORCE BASE, NM -- A member of the 27th Special Operations Wing at Cannon AFB found dead in his home Aug. 21 has been identified. 

The Airman was identified as Senior Airman Christian Barreto, a sensor operator with the 3rd Special Operations Squadron.

“Team Cannon is deeply saddened by the loss of Christian,” said Col. Tony D. Bauernfeind, 27th Special Operations Wing commander. “Each Airman here is a valuable member of Team Cannon. We are deeply grieved by his loss and will support his family with all the available resources.” 

The cause of his death is still under investigation.

Please contact Public Affairs at 575-784-4131 with any questions.

(Information provided by Cannon Air Force Base via Facebook)

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