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Identity released for airman who died after collapsing

Death investigation

CANNON AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. (AP) - Authorities have released the identity of an airman at Cannon Air Force Base in eastern New Mexico who died after collapsing while exercising.

The base says 26-year-old Senior Airman Deanna Richards of Ashland, Massachusetts, collapsed on Friday morning and was brought to a hospital where she was pronounced dead.

The cause of the death is under investigation.

She worked as an operations management journeyman at the Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron.

A memorial service is planned Wednesday at the base chapel.

Richards is survived by her mother, father and two brothers.

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Authorities say an airman at Cannon Air Force Base in eastern New Mexico has died after collapsing while exercising.

The base says the woman collapsed on Friday morning and was brought to a hospital where she pronounced dead.

The cause of the death is under investigation.

The woman's identity hasn't been released.

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