Navy Sailor dies while deployed on Norfolk-based USS Wasp

NORFOLK, Va. – A U.S. Navy Sailor assigned to the Norfolk-based USS Wasp died September 20 while underway, the Department of Defense announced Thursday.

Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Fuels) Airman Devon M. Faulkner, 24, of North Carolina died of a non-combat related injury. The incident is under investigation, according to the DoD.

The USS Wasp left Norfolk in June and is currently forward deployed in the central Mediterranean Sea supporting Operating Odyssey Lightning.