A sign near the Kadena Air Base flight line welcomes arrivals to the home of the 18th Wing in Okinawa, Japan, Sept. 17, 2018. AARON KIDD/STARS AND STRIPES
A sign near the Kadena Air Base flight line welcomes arrivals to the home of the 18th Wing in Okinawa, Japan, Sept. 17, 2018. AARON KIDD/STARS AND STRIPES

Investigation underway after airman fails to report back to Okinawa-based unit

by Matthew M. Burke and Aya Ichihashi
Stars and Stripes

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — The Air Force is investigating after an airman failed to report back to his unit at Kadena Air Base.

The unnamed airman — in his 20s, according to the Ryukyu Shimpo newspaper — departed Okinawa on April 8 and has not yet returned to Japan, Kadena’s 18th Wing said in a statement Wednesday.

The airman is considered neither armed nor dangerous, according to the statement. Law enforcement agencies are supporting the investigation, although the statement did not identify the agencies involved.

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