Search for missing US airman continues in South Korea

Staff Sgt. Tristin Blake Jarvis, 26, of the 51st Force Support Squadron at Osan Air Base, South Korea, has been missing since Wednesday, July 8, 2020. (Air Force)

OSAN AIR BASE, South Korea — A U.S. airman has gone missing from Osan Air Base, the military said Friday, asking the public to report any information about him.

Staff Sgt. Tristin Blake Jarvis of the 51st Force Support Squadron was last seen in the vicinity of the Osan Fitness Center on Wednesday afternoon, the base said in a press release. He was reported absent from his unit as of Thursday.

The squadron, Air Force Office of Special Investigations and South Korean police were working together in the search, the release stated.

“It is our duty to protect and support our airmen, and we are putting all of our resources behind the search,” said Col. John Gonzales, the 51st Fighter Wing commander. “We urge anyone with information on his whereabouts to contact law enforcement as soon as possible.”

The Air Force said anybody with information should contact the Osan law enforcement desk at 0505-784-5515 or South Korean police at 112.

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