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Kristoffer Solesbee, right, then a staff sergeant, describes identification features and safety concerns of various unexploded ordnance as Staff Sgt. Christopher Stoup shows the ordnance to Iraqi soldiers from the 5th Iraqi Army Bomb Disposal Company in Iraq in a 2006 photo.   Courtesy of U.S. Air Force
Kristoffer Solesbee, right, then a staff sergeant, describes identification features and safety concerns of various unexploded ordnance as Staff Sgt. Christopher Stoup shows the ordnance to Iraqi soldiers from the 5th Iraqi Army Bomb Disposal Company in Iraq in a 2006 photo. Courtesy of U.S. Air Force ()
Kristoffer Solesbee, right, then a staff sergeant, describes identification features and safety concerns of various unexploded ordnance as Staff Sgt. Christopher Stoup shows the ordnance to Iraqi soldiers from the 5th Iraqi Army Bomb Disposal Company in Iraq in a 2006 photo.   Courtesy of U.S. Air Force
Kristoffer Solesbee, right, then a staff sergeant, describes identification features and safety concerns of various unexploded ordnance as Staff Sgt. Christopher Stoup shows the ordnance to Iraqi soldiers from the 5th Iraqi Army Bomb Disposal Company in Iraq in a 2006 photo. Courtesy of U.S. Air Force ()
Staff Sgt. Joseph Hamski shows Kyrgyz army explosive ordnance disposal technicians how a computerized X-ray machine is used to see inside packages during a subject matter information exchange in March 2010 at the Transit Center at Manas, Kyrgyzstan.
Staff Sgt. Joseph Hamski shows Kyrgyz army explosive ordnance disposal technicians how a computerized X-ray machine is used to see inside packages during a subject matter information exchange in March 2010 at the Transit Center at Manas, Kyrgyzstan. (Staff Sgt. Carolyn Viss)

Two U.S. Air Force members killed Thursday in Afghanistan have been identified by the Defense Departmen.

Staff Sgt. Joseph J. Hamski, who was assigned to the 52nd Civil Engineer Squadron from Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, and Tech. Sgt. Kristoffer M. Solesbee, assigned to the 775th Civil Engineer Squadron at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, were killed by an improvised explosive device in the Shorabak district of Kandahar province.

Hamski, 28, was from Ottumwa, Iowa. He is survived by his wife, Air Force Staff Sgt. Maria Christina Hamski; his mother; two sisters and a brother, according to the Des Moines (Iowa) Register website.

Memorial plans at Spangdahlem had not been finalized as of Saturday, a 52nd Fighter Wing spokeswoman said.

Solesbee, 32, from Citrus Heights, Calif., was the leader of a three-man explosive ordnance disposal team, according to an online report from the Sacramento Bee.

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