Governor Brewer has ordered that flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on December 15, 2011, in honor of SFC. McCain. Governor Brewer previously ordered the flags at all offices and facilities of the State of Arizona be lowered November 15, 2011 from sunrise to sunset in honor of SFC McCain who died November 13th in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. He died of injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his military vehicle. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Fort Wainwright, Alaska. Individuals, businesses, and other organizations are encouraged to join in this tribute.