MOUNTAIN HOME -- An airman with the 366th Fighter Wing at Mountain Home Air Force Base was found dead in his home Sunday, base officials said.

The airman's name has not yet been released.

Today we lost a valued member of the Gunfighter family, said Col. Chris Short, commander of the 366th Fighter Wing. The Air Force is a close-knit family and the loss of one of our own affects us all. We understand this was a very tragic occurrence and our sympathy goes out to his family, friends and coworkers during this tough time. His professionalism and dedication to the Gunfighter family will not soon be forgotten.

The cause of death is under investigation, said Short.

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