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Air Force Trainee Dies After Collapse

A 19-year-old Air Force trainee at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland collapsed during a physical fitness training exercise on Monday. Following attempts by medical personnel to revive her, the woman, identified as Kelani Thomas of Troy, Ala., was taken to the San Antonio Medical Center and pronounced dead.

"This is a tragic event and all of us at the 37th Training Wing are grieving the loss of a fellow airman," Col. Trent Edwards, 37th Training Wing commander said in a news release. "Our thoughts and prayers are with the trainee's family during this very difficult time."

The base says that Thomas had passed all medical exams during her recruiting and training, including an initial fitness assessment on May 2. She had just begun her first week of training assigned to the 322nd Training Squadron.

No cause of death has been released.

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