DOVER, Del. (AP) — The bridge serving Dover Air Force Base will be named after a Delaware airman who was killed in action in 2007.

The News Journal reported Tuesday that the bridge over Del. 1, which connects the base's main gate with base housing, will be named in honor of Senior Airman Elizabeth A. Loncki. A formal dedication has not been scheduled.

Loncki disarmed more than 20 explosive devices during her service on an explosive ordnance disposal team in Iraq. The New Castle native was 23 when she was killed in a car bombing near Baghdad.

According to the U.S. Air Force, Loncki was the first woman from Delaware to die in combat in Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Dover Rep. Sean M. Lynn worked with the air force base to spearhead the naming effort.

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Information from: The News Journal of Wilmington, Del., http://www.delawareonline.com