Airman Dies in Kuwait, in Non-Fight Incident

An Airman died Might 24 whereas deployed to Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, in assist of Operation Inherent Resolve the Pentagon introduced Might 25. 

Maj. Stephen Khou, 36, died in a non-combat associated incident, the Division of Protection mentioned in a press release. The incident is underneath investigation. 

Khou, a local of Philadelphia, was assigned to the thirty second Weapons Squadron at Nellis Air Power Base, Nev. The 58th Wing declined additional touch upon the incident. 

The thirty second Weapons Squadron, activated in 2018, instructs officers within the U.S. Air Power Weapons Faculty on cyber warfare operations, offering “graduate-level coaching to officers within the planning and execution of offensive and defensive cyber warfare operations.” 

Based on on-line data, Khou authored a number of analysis papers whereas on the Air Power Institute of Know-how, the place he was pursuing a grasp’s diploma. He was a our on-line world operations knowledgeable, and his analysis papers targeted totally on methods safety engineering. In 2020, he was named a Joint Forces Headquarters Division of Protection Data Community Defender of the 12 months for 2019. On the time, he was a captain stationed at Scott Air Power Base,

Khou is the second service member to die in a non-combat incident in Kuwait this week. U.S. Military Central introduced Might 25 {that a} soldier was killed in a automobile accident at Udairi Vary. 

The final earlier dying DOD introduced in assist of Operation Inherent Resolve was in December 2022, when Marine Corps Employees Sgt. Samuel D. Lecce died in a non-combat incident in Iraq.