Ambard, Philip D., Maj
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Last Rank
Major
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
16FXA-Foreign Area - Attache
Last AFSC Group
Operations Support
Last Unit
2007-2011, 16FXA, 460th Space Communications Squadron
Service Years
1985 - 2011
Foreign Language(s)
French
Spanish
Major

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Home Country
Venezuela
Venezuela
Year of Birth
1967
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Caracas
Last Address
Kabul, Afghanistan
Buckley AFB, CO

Casualty Date
Apr 27, 2011
 
Cause
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Reason
Intentional Homicide
Location
Afghanistan
Conflict
Not Specified
Location of Interment
US Air Force Academy Cemetery - Colorado Springs, Colorado
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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 Unit Assignments
US AIR FORCEUS Air Force Academy460th Space Communications Squadron
  1985-1999, US AIR FORCE
  1999-2006, 81T0, US Air Force Academy
  2006-2007, 88A0, US Air Force Academy
  2007-2011, 16FXA, 460th Space Communications Squadron
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  2001-2011 Global War on Terror
  2011-2011 Global War on Terror/Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF)
 Colleges Attended 
University of Denver
  2007-2010, University of Denver
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
DOD Identifies Air Force Casualties

The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of eight airmen who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.


They died April 27, at the Kabul International Airport, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered from gunfire. The incident is under investigation.


Killed were:


Maj. Philip D. Ambard, 44, of Edmonds, Wash. He was assigned to the 460th Space Communications Squadron, Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. For more information media may contact the Air Force Academy public affairs office at 719-333-7731.


Maj. Jeffrey O. Ausborn, 41, of Gadsden, Ala. He was assigned to the 99th Flying Training Squadron, Randolph Air Force Base, Texas. For more information media may contact the 502nd Air Base Wing public affairs office at 210-652-4410.


Maj. David L. Brodeur, 34, of Auburn, Mass. He was assigned to the 11th Air Force, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. For more information media may contact the Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson public affairs office at 907-552-2341.


Master Sgt. Tara R. Brown, 33, of Deltona, Fla. She was assigned to the Air Force Office of Special Investigations, Joint Base Andrews, Md. For more information media may contact the Air Force Office of Special Investigations public affairs office at 571-305-8010.


Lt. Col. Frank D. Bryant Jr., 37, of Knoxville, Tenn. He was assigned to the 56th Operations Group, Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. For more information media may contact the Luke Air Force Base public affairs office at 623-856-6011.


Maj. Raymond G. Estelle II, 40, of New Haven, Conn. He was assigned to Headquarters Air Combat Command, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va. For more information media may contact the Headquarters Air Combat Command public affairs office at 757-764-5007.


Capt. Nathan J. Nylander, 35, of Hockley, Texas. He was assigned to the 25th Operational Weather Squadron, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz. For more information media may contact the Davis-Monthan Air Force Base public affairs office at 520-228-3406.


Capt. Charles A. Ransom, 31, of Midlothian, Va. He was assigned to the 83rd Network Operations Squadron, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va. For more information media may contact the 24th Air Force public affairs office at 210-977-5796.


   
Comments/Citation

Major Philip A. Ambard

 











Phil Ambard, 44, was killed in the line of duty in Kabul, Afghanistan. Phil was born in Caracas, Venezuela. He moved to the United States at the age of 12. He didn't speak a word of English.

After graduating from high school, he enlisted in the United States Air Force as an Airman Basic. He rose to the rank of SMSgt (select) before he was commissioned as an officer.

Phil recently graduated from Denver University with a PhD and a second master's degree. As a believer in Jesus Christ as his savior, Phil lived his life with integrity, faith, and a commitment to do what he could to make a difference in the lives of others. His humility never allowed him to see the impact that he had on the many people, but, oh, how he made a difference with his coaching, teaching, friends, hosting cadets, military colleagues, and most importantly, his family.

Phil loved having a large family. He is survived by Patrick, Josh (Karla), Emily, Alex, and Tim. He instilled in each of them a sense of humor, love/duty of his adopted country, faith, and hard work. He is survived by his wife of almost 23 years. Words can't express the husband he was. They did everything together and they were each other's best friend.

Funeral service will be held Thursday, May 5th, at 12:30 P.M. at the United States Air Force Academy chapel. Viewing will begin at 12:00 P.M. Burial will immediately follow the service at the USAF Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to woundedwarriorproject.org in Philip Ambard's name. Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13
 
Published in The Gazette on May 4, 2011
 
 
   
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