UPDATE: Sheppard AFB main gate closed after Airman found dead on base

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UPDATE: Thursday, January 21 at 12:30 p.m.

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.


UPDATE: Thursday, January 21 at 11:30 a.m.

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.

This is a developing story. Stick with Texoma’s Homepage for the latest.


WICHITA FALLS (KFDX/KJTL) — The Sheppard Air Force Base main gate has been closed until further notice.

The Sheppard Air Force Base Facebook page posted that the Main Gate will be closed until further notice with no further information available.

Residents attempting to enter the base are advised to use the Missile Road Gate at this time.

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