Air Force service member Cameron Owens was arrested for stabbing a US Air Force female service member in the dormitories on April 11, 2017 at Aviano Air Base in Italy. According to the latest reports, Owens is in military custody but has not yet been charged.
Ashley Barnes, 19, US Navy, died unexpectedly on August 7, 2016 while stationed as an Information Systems Technician in Gaeta, Italy. According to Ashley’s family, they have not been informed of the exact cause of death and are awaiting autopsy results. Ashley graduated from Great Lakes Naval Training Center on October 3, 2014, Information Systems Technician “A” School on March 26, 2015, and reported to the USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) on April 19, 2015. On July 1, 2016, Ashley was qualified as an enlisted surface warfare specialist.
Army Criminal Investigation Division (CID) Special Agent/Sgt. Joseph Peters, 24, died on October 6, 2013 of injuries sustained when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device (IED) in the Zhari District in Afghanistan. Sgt. Peters of Springfield, Missouri, was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) on behalf of the 5th Military Police Battalion in Vicenza, Italy. Also lost in the blast were 1st Lt. Jennifer M. Moreno, Sgt. Patrick C. Hawkins, and Pfc. Cody J. Patterson. According to the DoD press release, for more information on Sgt. Peters, media should contact the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command public affairs office at 703-409-3168 or 571-305-4041.