2 airmen found dead in dorms at Spangdahlem Air Base

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A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon, assigned to the 480th Fighter Squadron, takes off at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, Dec. 10, 2019 (Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Valerie Seelye)

Two airmen were found unresponsive in a dorm room at around 6:30 on Thursday night at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, the Air Force said in a press release.


  • Emergency responders pronounced the airmen deceased on the scene at around 6:50 p.m., the Air Force said.
  • The incident is under investigation, the Air Force said, and further details will be provided when they become available.
  • The Air Force directed all questions to the 52nd Fighter Wing Public Affairs Office.
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"It is difficult to lose valued members of our team," wrote unit leadership, which encouraged airmen in need to reach out to its mental health teams, chaplains and the Airman and Family Readiness Center for help.

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