Kadena airman dies in on-base motorcycle crash

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Kadena Air Force Base, Okinawa in 2009 (U.S. Air Force)
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Kadena Air Force Base, Okinawa in 2009 (U.S. Air Force)

Kadena airman dies in on-base motorcycle crash

by: Stars and Stripes | .
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published: November 26, 2014

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — An airman from Kadena Air Base died Monday following an on-base motorcycle crash.

The airman was pronounced dead at U.S. Naval Hospital Okinawa at Camp Foster at 5:53 p.m., Air Force officials said in a statement. No other vehicles were involved in the crash.

The airman’s name is being withheld pending next-of-kin notification, the statement said. No other details were available.

Despite targeted safety outreach, motorcycle crashes outside of U.S. military installations around the world are not uncommon. However, crashes on base are quite rare, as most installations have low speed limits and roving security patrols.

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