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As the vehicle carrying Capt. Mark Voss passes, pilots and boom operators from the 18th Air Refueling Squadron, McConnell Air Force Base, Kan., join with service members and civilians of the Joint Base San Antonio and San Antonio community as they line the streets to honor the fallen KC-135 Stratotanker pilot, May 16, 2013. Pictured (front to rear) are 1st Lt. Mike Warren, Chief Master Sgt. Kathleen Lowman, Tech. Sgt. Matthew Tener, Capt. Pete Haubein and Maj. Scott Meyer of the 18th ARS. Voss, of Boerne, Texas; Capt. Victoria A. Pinckney of Colorado Springs, Colo.; and Tech Sgt. Herman Mackey III of Bakersfield, Calif., were killed when their KC-135 Stratotanker crashed in northern Kyrgyzstan, May 3, 2013. All were assigned to the 93rd Air Refueling Squadron at Fairchild AFB, Wash. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Master Sgt. Brannen Parrish)
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A final salute to a fallen warrior

Posted 5/16/2013   Updated 5/17/2013 Email story   Print story

    


by Master Sgt. Brannen Parrish
931st Air Refueling Group Public Affairs


5/16/2013 - JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- As the vehicle carrying Capt. Mark Voss passes, pilots and boom operators from the 18th Air Refueling Squadron, McConnell Air Force Base, Kan., join with service members and civilians of the Joint Base San Antonio and San Antonio community as they line the streets to honor the fallen KC-135 Stratotanker pilot, May 16. 

Pictured (front to rear) are 1st Lt. Mike Warren, Chief Master Sgt. Kathleen Lowman, Tech. Sgt. Matthew Tener, Capt. Pete Hubine and Maj. Scott Meyer of the 18th ARS.

Voss, of Boerne, Texas; Capt. Victoria A. Pinckney of Colorado Springs, Colo.; and Tech Sgt. Herman Mackey III of Bakersfield, Calif., were killed when their KC-135 Stratotanker crashed in northern Kyrgyzstan, May 3.  All were assigned to the 93rd Air Refueling Squadron at Fairchild AFB, Wash.
 
Airmen and civilians from Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland and Kelly lined the streets of Port San Antonio to honor Voss as his remains were transported to his family in Boerne.

The entire "tanker community" was deeply affected by the loss of the aircrew.

The 18th Air Refueling Squadron Airmen were in the area to provide air refueling support to the 433rd Airlift Wing at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland.



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