Honoring A1C Elizabeth Jacobson

While providing convoy security support on Wednesday, September 28, 2005, in Safwan Iraq, Airman 1st Class Elizabeth Nicole Jacobson, 21, of Riviera Beach Florida, became the first Security Forces Airman to die in Operation Iraqi Freedom. She died as a result of her vehicle making contact with an improvised explosive device (IED). 

Elizabeth was the first female Airman killed in the line of duty in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

The Enlisted Heritage Hall at Gunter Annex, in Montgomery, Alabama wishes to honor A1C Elizabeth Jacobson with a dedicated display at the Air Force's only Museum dedicated solely to preserving our Enlisted Heritage.  Together with her family, friends, and fellow Security Forces members, we will unveil her display in the Operation Iraqi Freedom wing of the museum in 2017.  

We humbly call upon you to help us make this wonderful tribute a reality.   Our goal is to raise $8,000-$10,000 to honor her life and legacy with a life-size likeness of Elizabeth, artifacts, photos, and paintings of her brave service.  

Donations from this gofundme site will go directly to the Air University Foundation. The Air University Foundation is a non-profit organization and all donations received on this page will be earmarked for A1C Elizabeth Jacobson's dedicated display at the Air Force Enlisted Heritage Hall.  

We sincerly appreciate any donations you can give to support our efforts.  If you would like to share photos, or memories of Elizabeth, please contact us via message or facebook (links below)  

http://afehri.maxwell.af.mil  (Click to view previous displays honoring our Enlisted Airmen) 



  • Kenneth Elliton  
    • $50 
    • 40 mos
  • Joseph Simon 
    • $50 
    • 41 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $25 
    • 41 mos
  • Jared Berg  
    • $5 
    • 41 mos
  • Matt Reeves 
    • $30 
    • 41 mos
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Erin Panas 
Montgomery, AL
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