Airman from Umatilla dies in Syria

Airman from Umatilla dies in Syria

An airman from Umatilla passed away following a non-combat related incident in northern Syria.

Austin Bieren, 25, died on Wednesday while he was deployed overseas. According to a Facebook post by the Peterson Air Firce Base: 21st Space Wing, Bieren is suspected to have passed from natural causes.

In the post official said he “was a valuable and beloved member of our team and will be sorely missed. His dedication to his country was evident in his actions — he was a superb Airman.”

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It is with a heavy heart that Chief and I need to inform you of the untimely death of one of our own. On…

Posted by Peterson AFB: 21st Space Wing on Thursday, March 30, 2017

Bieren was assigned to the 21st Space Wing at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado. He was supporting Operation Inherent Resolve in Syria at the time of his death.