Senior Air Force NCO Dies in Fairbanks

By Jeff Schogol. A chief master sergeant at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, was found dead Saturday of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to an Alaska newspaper.

Chief Master Sgt. Kevin Wendt’s body was discovered in the Chena Lake Recreation Area and investigators have ruled out foul play, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported Tuesday.

Wendt has served as group superintendent of the 354th Operations Group at Eielson since September, according to his official biography. During his 27-year military career, he has deployed to Iraq, Kosovo, the Philippines, Honduras and Japan.

In Okinawa, Wendt worked as an American Forces Network broadcaster, giving the weather forecasts each night to more than 50,000 troops and civilians, his biography says.

The Air Force Office of Special Investigations has launched an investigation into Wendt’s death, said Chief Master Sgt. Michael Brown, the command chief master sergeant for the 354th Fighter Wing. Brown declined to discuss details of the investigation. (Read more from “Senior Air Force NCO Dies in Fairbanks” HERE)


Coroner: Air Force Academy Cadet, Mother Killed Themselves

By Associated Press. Investigators say a woman whose body was found in a remote open space killed herself about two weeks after her son stabbed himself to death in his dorm room at the Air Force Academy.

The El Paso County Coroner’s Office released its findings Wednesday in the deaths of 21-year-old Alexandre Quiros and his mother, 45-year-old Ksenia Quiros. (Read more from this story HERE)

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