81st Training Wing deceased Airman identified in fatal accident

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KEESLER AIR FORCE BASE, Miss. -- With next of kin notifications complete, we can confirm the Airman killed in the vehicle accident was U.S. Air Force Airman Daniel J. Germenis.

Germenis was confirmed deceased at the Keesler Medical Center.

“Team Keesler is devastated by the passing of one of our Airmen,” said Col. Bill Hunter, 81st Training Wing commander. “Every Airman matters at Team Keesler and has a vital role in our mission in support of national defense. We express our deepest sympathies to Daniel’s family, friends and Training Group team. He will be deeply missed.”

Germenis was assigned to the 336th Training Squadron as a technical student studying cyber systems operations.

“The Airmen of the 336th Training Squadron at Keesler Air Force Base are devastated by this tragedy,” said Lt. Col. Ken Hirose, 336th TRS commander. “Daniel was a model Airman who was well-known throughout the organization for his enthusiasm and joyous spirit. He was a wingman to all of us and our thoughts are with his family.”

The cause of the vehicle accident is still under investigation.

Those in need of counseling resources can contact a base chaplain, the mental health professionals, military and family life counselors, unit first sergeants and their chain of command. Phone numbers for most resources can be found on the official Keesler Air Force Base App or at www.keesler.af.mil.

For media queries, contact the 81st TRW Public Affairs office at 228-377-7340 or 81trw.pamain@us.af.mil.