Airman Found Dead at Sheppard AFB

Texomas – (TEXAS) An airman from Sheppard Air Force Base was found dead on base Thursday morning, prompting officials to close the main gate until further notice.

According to a press release, details surrounding the death are under investigation by the Air Force Office of Special Investigations.

Per Air Force and Department of Defense policies, the name of the member is being withheld until 24 hours after the Airman’s next of kin have been notified.

Further details will not be released at this time, according to the press release.

Officials with Sheppard Air Force Base have released changes to their gate schedules after an Airman was found dead on base, prompting the closure of the main gate.

The Main Gate will be closed to inbound and outbound traffic until further notice.

The Missile Road Gate will be open 24 hours a day.

The Hospital Gate will be open Monday thru Friday Between 6 a.m. and 8 a.m., as well as between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. The Hospital Gate will be closed on weekends.