Eielson Airman dies Friday morning

An Airman assigned to Eielson Air Force Base was pronounced dead at Fairbanks Memorial Hospital at 8:15 am on Friday morning.

Senior Master Sergeant Blakely J. Eckert, was assigned to the 354th Maintenance Group.

The circumstances surrounding the incident are under investigation by the Air Force Office of Special Investigations.

Resources are available for Eielson members affected by this loss through the Mental Health office at 907-377-3071, the Base Chapel at 907-377-2130, and the Airman and Family Readiness Center at 907-377-2178.

Additional information will be provided as it becomes available.