KS Air National Guard mourns loss of Airman killed in crash

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Published: Nov. 13, 2022 at 6:42 PM CST
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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - The Kansas Air National Guard is mourning the loss of one of its own.

The 190th Air Refueling Wing shared the news on its Facebook page. They said an airman, identified as Cheyanne Branson, 23, was killed tragically in a vehicle accident Saturday, November 12.

In a Facebook post, Commander of the 190th Air Refueling Wing, Col. Brian J. Budden, said “This is an extremely difficult time for all of us right now and we ask that you reach out if you need to talk. Loss affects us all differently and it is okay to grieve in your own way.”

He also offered some resources to help any service members struggling with the loss.

Those in need of help can call Military OneSource at 1-800-342-9647 or the crisis line at 988.

Col. Budden also said, “Leadership and our Coyote Care Team are actively working together to provide additional resources for our Airmen. Please check on your fellow Wing members and seek help if needed. Our resources and agencies are standing by.”