Shaw Air Force Base airman passes from health complications

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Senior Airman Amalia Joseph, assigned to the 20th Component Maintenance Squadron passed away from health complications May 26, 2019 at approximately 3:20 a.m. at Palmetto Health Tuomey, Sumter, South Carolina.

The 32-year-old Airman served as a 20th CMS Electronic Warfare Systems journeyman and enlisted in the U.S. Air Force Sept. 22, 2015. Joseph had been stationed to Shaw AFB since April 16, 2016.

"We are overwhelmed by grief with the passing of such a valuable member of our team," said Maj. Jake Schillinger, 20th CMS commander. "We are blessed to have had the opportunity to know and spend time with an Airman like Amalia. She was a hard worker, determined to overcome any challenge she ever met and brought a personality and perspective to the 20th CMS that will never be replaced. Our hearts and prayers are with all those who grieve this loss with us."

Queries can be directed to the 20th Fighter Wing Public Affairs office at or 803-895-2019.