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JBER Airman’s Death on Base Under Investigation

By Chris Klint, Senior Digital Producer, cklint@ktuu.com
Published On: Feb 21 2014 03:42:07 PM AKST
Updated On: Feb 21 2014 03:48:29 PM AKST
JBER Airman’s Death on Base Under Investigation
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The Air Force is investigating the death of a Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson airman earlier this week, the second service member to die on base this month.

According to a JBER statement, 38-year-old Staff Sgt. Darian Miller’s Tuesday death is under investigation by the Air Force Office of Special Investigations.

In an email to Channel 2, JBER spokesperson Air Force Staff Sgt. John Wright says few additional details are immediately available about what happened.

“We can confirm (Miller) died on JBER,” Wright wrote. “The cause of death is still under investigation. Pending the results of the investigation, we cannot speculate.”

Miller served as the 3rd Air Support Operations Squadron’s non-commissioned officer in charge of knowledge operations management. A native of Marion, S.C., Miller joined the Air Force in 1994 and arrived at JBER in August 2011.

Army investigators continue to investigate fatal injuries suffered by Sgt. Okan Murat Cetinbag at his home on base Feb. 7. Cetinbag, a soldier assigned to the 501st Infantry Regiment, was pronounced dead four days later at Providence Alaska Medical Center.

Channel 2’s Amberia Hill contributed information to this story.