Department of Defense Identifies Airman Who Died At Nigerien Air Base

By Reinaldo Vasquez –

The Department of Defense confirmed today that Staff Sergeant Dennis F. Melton, 27, of Waverly, Tennessee died February 18 in a non-combat related incident at the Nigerien Air Base 101 in Niamey, Niger.

In a statement that Department of Defense said “The incident is under investigation.”

Staff Sergeant Melton was assigned to the 20th Security Forces Squadron, Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina.

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