U.S. Army intelligence soldier supporting OIR dies in United Arab Emirates

Sailors from the Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group gather in the Morale Welfare and Recreation Oasis before recording artist T-Pain takes the stage as part of a Navy Entertainment event in Abu Dhabi in 2015. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nick Brown/Released)

A U.S. Army warrant officer supporting Operation Inherent Resolve died on September, 16 in the middle east.

Warrant Officer Travis R. Tamayo, 32, of Brownsville, Texas, died in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, in a non-combat-related incident. According to the DoD, the incident is under investigation.

Tamayo was assigned to the 202nd Military Intelligence Battalion, Fort Gordon, Georgia.

The 202d MI Battalion isĀ an echelon-above-corps battalion capable of rapid deployment into a bare base, hostile environment to provide theater level sustained counterintelligence and interrogation support for U.S. ARCENT and USCENTCOM Forces.


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