Air Force Master Sgt. Rod E. Mason, first sergeant for the 56th Rescue Squadron at Naval Air Station Keflavik, Iceland, died Aug. 13, of cancer.

Mason is survived by his wife, Tech. Sgt. Jennifer Mason, and their children, Audrey, Danielle, Ashley, Eric and Marion.

A memorial service is scheduled for 1 p.m. Thursday at NAS Keflavik, according to an Air Force news release.

The 56th Rescue Squadron is part of the Air Force’s 85th Group in Iceland, a geographically-separated unit of the 48th Fighter Wing at RAF Lakenheath, England.

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