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Soldier from JBLM hasn’t been seen since last Sunday — authorities seek public’s help

Members of the 62nd Civil Engineer Squadron, pack up after installing the new Joint Base Lewis-McChord sign at the entrance of the base Sunday. (Abner Guzman/U.S. Air Force)

Sgt. Aaron Haakenson hasn’t been seen since last Sunday evening, and his commanders at Joint Base Lewis-McChord are worried.

Haakenson, 33, is assigned to the 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division. Social media posts from the base published Wednesday said he failed to report for duty Monday and hasn’t responded to any communications.

Haakenson is described as 5-foot-9, 223 pounds, with blue eyes and light brown hair. His hometown is listed as Sapulpa, Oklahoma, authorities said.

Haakenson is the second soldier reported missing from JBLM in recent weeks. The body of Army Lt. Brian Yang was found near Mount St. Helens last month. Yang had been on a hiking trip.

The circumstances of Haakenson’s disappearance are still unclear. Military authorities are asking anyone with “credible information” that could help locate him to call the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Division on JBLM at 253-405-3919.

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