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Members of the 374th Airlift Wing from Yokota Air Base, Japan, review safety procedures on Dec. 7, 2015, before leaving for Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, in support of Operation Christmas Drop 2015. An airman from the 374th Airlift Wing was found unresponsive during post-flight inspections after a training mission at Andersen and died Sunday, Dec. 13, 2015. The cause of death is under investigation.

Members of the 374th Airlift Wing from Yokota Air Base, Japan, review safety procedures on Dec. 7, 2015, before leaving for Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, in support of Operation Christmas Drop 2015. An airman from the 374th Airlift Wing was found unresponsive during post-flight inspections after a training mission at Andersen and died Sunday, Dec. 13, 2015. The cause of death is under investigation. (David Danford/U.S. Air Force)

YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan — A Yokota-based airman died after completing a training mission Sunday at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam.

The servicemember from Yokota’s 374th Airlift Wing “was found unresponsive during post-flight inspections,” according to an Air Force statement. The cause of death is under investigation, and the ariman’s identity is being withheld until 24 hours after next-of-kin has been notified.

Members of the 374th Airlift Wing left for Guam on Dec. 7 to participate in the annual Operation Christmas Drop, during which donated supplies were delivered to island villages and atolls scattered throughout Micronesia.

C-130 aircrews delivered by parachute nearly 40,000 pounds of humanitarian aid, executing more than 20 airdrops that will benefit more than 20,000 people in the Northern Marianas Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia and the Republic of Palau.

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