81st Training Wing deceased Airman identified in fatal accident

KEESLER AIR FORCE BASE, Miss. — With next of kin notifications complete, Keesler Air Force Base can confirm the identity of the Airman killed in the vehicle accident. The victim has been identified as U.S. Air Force Airman Daniel J. Germenis.

Germenis was confirmed deceased at the Keesler Medical Center.

“Team Keesler is devastated by the passing of one of our Airmen,” said Col. Bill Hunter, 81st Training Wing commander. “Every Airman matters at Team Keesler and has a vital role in our mission in support of national defense. We express our deepest sympathies to Daniel’s family, friends and Training Group team. He will be deeply missed.”

Germenis was assigned to the 336th Training Squadron as a technical student studying cyber systems operations.

“The Airmen of the 336th Training Squadron at Keesler Air Force Base are devastated by this tragedy,” said Lt. Col. Ken Hirose, 336th TRS commander. “Daniel was a model Airman who was well-known throughout the organization for his enthusiasm and joyous spirit. He was a wingman to all of us and our thoughts are with his family.”

The cause of the vehicle accident is still under investigation.

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