Air Force officer supporting fight against Islamic State dies

Lt. Col. Flando Jackson


By STARS AND STRIPES Published: August 6, 2016

The Defense Department announced on Saturday the death of an Air Force officer supporting the campaign to defeat the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. 

Lt. Col. Flando E. Jackson, 45, of Lansing, Mich,, died of a non-combat-related injury Aug. 4, DOD said. The incident is under investigation.

Jackson was deployed last month to Al Udeid Air Base in Qatar, where he was serving as the U.S. Air Forces Central Command deputy for Manpower and Personnel, AFCENT said.

Jackson was assigned to the 194th Wing in Camp Murray, Wash.  He received his commission from the Reserve Officer Training Corps program in 1993.