UPDATE: Misawa Airman passes away after motorcycle accident

MISAWA AIR BASE, Japan -- U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Benjamin Jackson, a 35th Maintenance Squadron propulsions technician, died April 13 after a motorcycle accident on base.

Jackson was rushed to the hospital on Misawa Air Base and pronounced deceased at approximately 3:33 p.m.

Jackson was a 20-year-old from New Glarus, Wisconsin, and served in the Air Force since 2016.

"Any time we lose a member of Team Misawa, it impacts the entire installation and community," said Col. R. Scott Jobe, the 35th Fighter Wing commander. "My sincerest condolences and prayers go out to their family, friends and wingmen."

The incident remains under investigation. Further details will be released as they become available. Please contact the 35th Fighter Wing Public Affairs office with any questions by phone at 0176-77-3075 or email at 35fw.pa@us.af.mil.