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Anais A Tobar

Anais A Tobar

Miami, Florida

July 18, 2016

Age Military Rank Unit/Location
25 Air Force 1st Lt

4th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron
Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina

 Died in Southwest Asia from a non-combat-related injury.

Anais A Tobar

From CBS Miami 4 cbslocal.com 07/19/16:

Air Force Lieutenant From Miami Dies Overseas
July 19, 2016 10:42 PM By Oralia Ortega

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The Department of Defense is looking into the death of a 25-year-old Air Force lieutenant from Miami.

Authorities say 1st Lt. Anais Tobar died Monday in Southwest Asia from a non-combat related injury.

Mercy McGee, a family friend, says Tobar’s mother received the devastating news Monday afternoon.

“There were six officers that showed up from the Air Force to give her the news,” said McGee.

Tobar was overseas supporting Operation Inherent Resolve, the U.S.-lead operation against the Islamic State.

The family friend says Tobar was looking forward to coming home in about a month.

“She told her mom on Saturday that when she came home she wanted to travel with her and her dad and take a trip. She was hoping for that,” said McGee.

McGee, who says she’s known Tobar since she was 10 years old, says Tobar enlisted in the Air Force after attending Florida State University.

She was assigned to the 4th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in North Carolina.

This statement obtained by the Miami Herald from an Air Force official reads, “The entire base joins me in sending our deepest sympathies to the Tobar family during this period of bereavement. The bonds that tie the Air Force family together are strong, both down-range and at home station. This tragedy affects us all; put your arm around those who are grieving, both personally and professionally.”

Tobar’s loved ones and her colleagues have taken to Facebook to express their grief as they remember someone they say was a remarkable young woman.

“She had an infectious smile. She would walk into any room and just light up the room completely,” said McGee.

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