One year later: Torque 62 remembered

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Air Force photograph by Capt. Korey Fratini

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan — Master Sgt. Johnathon Maurer, 455th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron first sergeant, reads off the names of those airmen lost during the mishap of Torque 62, Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Oct. 2, 2016. Among those remembered were Senior Airmen Kcey Ruiz and Nathan Sartain, assigned to the 66th Security Forces Squadron, as well as Capt. Jordan Pierson, Capt. Jonathan Golden, Staff Sgt. Ryan Hammond and Senior Airman Quinn Johnson-Harris. Airmen from the 455th AEW gathered to remember the six Airmen and five contractors lost when Torque 62 crashed Oct. 2, 2015.
 

Air Force photograph by Capt. Korey Fratini

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan — Battlefield crosses representing the six Airmen lost during a C-130J Super Hercules crash, are placed in front of a mural in memory of Torque 62 at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Oct. 2, 2016. A ceremony was held to remember and honor those lost, including Hanscom Senior Airmen Kcey Ruiz and Nathan Sartain, when Torque 62 crashed during takeoff at Jalalabad Airfield, Afghanistan, Oct. 2, 2015.

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