Kunsan Air Base airman dies after being found unresponsive in dorm room

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A U.S. Air Force 8th Fighter Wing pilot takes off an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Oct. 8, 2019.

A U.S. Air Force 8th Fighter Wing pilot takes off an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Oct. 8, 2019.

An airman assigned to the 8th Fighter Wing at Kunsan Air Base in South Korea was declared dead on Monday after being found unresponsive in a dorm room, 8th Wing public affairs officials said in a press release.

The airman was found at around 8:50 a.m. on Monday, the release said. Emergency responders arrived on the scene and pronounced the airman dead 20 minutes later.

The name of the deceased will be withheld for 24 hours pending notification of the airman’s next of kin, the press release said. 

The incident is currently under investigation and further details will be provided as they become available.

Located on South Korea’s west coast, Kunsan has about 2,800 airmen, soldiers, and civilian employees, according to the base website

The base is unique in that service members are assigned to the base without their families. All military members live on the base in dormitories, the website said.