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Pentagon Identifies U.S. Air Force Lieutenant Found Dead In Room In UAE

July 20, 2016

On Tuesday, The Defense Department identified a U.S. Air Force Lieutenant stationed in the United Arab Emirates who was found dead in her room Monday.


1st Lt. Anais A. Tobar, 25, died on Monday of non-combat related injuries in Abu Dhabi, according to a Defense Department release. The Air Force is still investigating for a cause of death.

According to the Defense Department, Tobar was supporting Operation Inherent Resolve, the U.S-led coalition against ISIS, in the Central Command Theater.

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Tobar was assigned to the 4th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina, which according to the base, “the maintenance squadron is responsible for maintenance for the largest F-15E Strike Eagle Fighter Wing in the United States Air Force.”

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Fourth Fighter Winger commander at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, Christopher Sage released a statement regarding Tobar’s unfortunate death.

“The entire base joins me in sending our deepest sympathies to the Tobar family during this period of bereavement,” Sage said. “The bonds that tie the Air Force family together are strong, both down-range and at home station. This tragedy affects us all; put your arm around those who are grieving, both personally and professionally.”