SrA Elizabeth Loncki entered the Air Force in 2003, and graduated from NAVSCLEOD on 27 February 2004 before being stationed with the 775th Civil Engineer Squadron at Hill AFB, Utah. In Iraq, she was assigned to the 447th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron and a member of the four-person Team Lima, which successfully executed 194 missions on the outskirts of Baghdad, resulting in the safe disarming of 129 IEDs.
SrA Loncki was one of three airmen on Team Lima killed by a large vehicle-borne improvised explosive device.
She was born and raised in New Castle, Delaware, and attended Arizona State University before joining the Air Force.
“She wanted to do something good,” said her father Stephen Loncki. “She said I’m going to be on the EOD … because it’s the highest challenge that you can have in the Air Force, and I think I’m up to it.
In addition to her father, SrA Loncki is survived by her stepmother Christine Loncki and sister Olivia Loncki.
On Memorial Day 2008, Hill AFB dedicated a memorial to SrA Loncki and the other Team Lima members who died with her, TSgt Timothy Weiner and SrA Daniel Miller.
Dear Liz Loncki October 14 ,2020
Brad speaks very highly of you Liz! Happy 37th birthday! Brad was Very good Close friends with Liz , Tim & Dan. You touched his life forever. He posted your picture today:) You guys meant more to him then anyone could ever possibly know. ❤️
Fly high with the angel’s!
*I’d like to dedicate this song
forever to Liz, Dan and Tim
❤️ Thunderbird ❤️
Song by Quiet Riot
? Fly high…thunderbirds Fly ?
? Happy Birthday Liz!
Thank you EOD FOUNDATION!
Much Love, Gratitude and Respect to her memory and to her family. I’m am very sorry for thier loss. And to the memory and families of her brothers in arms. They are all true American Heroes . I promise I will never forget them.
Very sad to read her story, very young and vivacious. I am proud to be a graduate of the same NavalSchoolEod 2005. Let her RIP.
King regards from Türkiye…