Andersen Releases Name of Yokota Airman

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Andersen Releases Name of Yokota Airman

by: 36th Wing Public Affairs | .
Andersen Air Force Base | .
published: December 15, 2015

ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam (Dec. 15, 2015) – Senior Airman Jeremy M. Jutba-Hake, 22, assigned to the 36th Airlift Squadron, Yokota Air Base, Japan, has been identified as the Yokota Airman who died here Dec. 13.

He collapsed during post-flight duties following a training mission. First responders immediately transported him to U.S. Navy Hospital Guam where he was pronounced dead at approximately 7:12 p.m.

“This is a tragic and sad time for Team Yokota and Team Andersen -- we lost a true warrior, a wingman, and our friend. Jeremy was a devoted and passionate Airman, always ready to go the extra mile to assist others and perform his absolute best,” said Col. Douglas C. DeLaMater, 374th Airlift Wing commander. “Our heartfelt condolences and deepest sympathies are with Jeremy’s family, friends and loved ones during this time of need. We share in your sorrow with love, friendship, and support.”

Jutba-Hake, from Hawaii, joined the Air Force in December 2011. His awards include the Air Force Achievement Medal, Air Force Outstanding Unit Award, Air Force Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Small Arms Marksmanship Ribbon, and Air Force Training Ribbon. He was TDY to Andersen supporting Operation Christmas Drop 2015.

“We extend our thoughts and prayers to everyone effected by this sudden and tragic loss of an exceptional Airman,” said Brig. Gen. Andrew Toth, 36th Wing commander. “As Airmen, we are family and have a unity of effort like none other. Team Andersen offers our full support to our brothers and sisters in arms from Yokota as they get through this difficult time.”

The cause of death is currently under investigation.

Further questions may be directed to 36th Wing Public Affairs at 366-4202.

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