An airman died on Tuesday in a non-combat related incident while deployed in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, the Air Force and Defense Department announced Thursday.
Staff Sgt. Alexandria Mae Morrow, 25, was injured while performing maintenance duties during non-combat operations with the 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing in Southwest Asia, according to a statement from Mountain Home Air Force Base in Idaho.
Morrow, who was from Dansville, New York, was assigned to the 366th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron at Mountain Home Air Force Base, but she worked for the 322nd Air Expeditionary Wing overseas, according to a spokesman at Mountain Home Air Force Base.
WHEC in New York reported that Morrow died in Jordan while loading bombs onto a plane. According to WHEC, the airman's mother said something broke, causing a bomb to slip off the plane and hit Morrow in the head.
"Those who knew her valued her love of live and art, her leadership, her skills and her passion," said Col. Jefferson O'Donnell, commander of the 366th Fighter Wing, in a statement. "Her actions and contributions as a weapons loader just in five months overseas, let alone seven years as a Gunfighter, have set records for weapons employment in combat. We will dutifully continue to perform the mission while we mourn her loss."
The incident is under investigation, according to the Air Force.