Military officials at Spangdahlem Air Base in Binsfeld, Germany, have launched an investigation after two US airmen were found dead in a base dormitory room on Thursday.
According to a statement by officials with the 52nd Fighter Wing and obtained by Stars & Stripes, the two men were found unconscious in the room at around 6:30 p.m. on Thursday and were pronounced dead by emergency responders only 20 minutes later.
“It is with a heavy heart that I inform you of the passing of two [of] our airmen, who were found unresponsive in a dorm room yesterday,” the statement reads. “It is difficult to lose valued members of our team. On behalf of Spangdahlem, the leadership team would like to extend our sincerest and heartfelt condolences to the friends and families that have been affected by this tragedy.”