The Department of Defense identified the U.S. airman killed in Kuwait on Wednesday in a non-combat related incident as Tech. Sgt. David Board.

Board, 49, was from Barboursville, West Virginia, and was a member of the state's Air National Guard. He had been assigned to the 130 Airlift Wing at McLaughlin Air Base in West Virginia.

Board was in Kuwait supporting Operation Inherent Resolve, a Combined Joint Task Force meant to defeat the Islamic State.