97 AMW Airman Death Update Published Sept. 19, 2018 97 Air Mobility Wing Public Affairs ALTUS AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. -- An Airman assigned to the 97th Air Mobility Wing was reported as deceased in a home on base at approximately 8:18 a.m., Sept. 17. The death is being investigated by the Air Force Office of Special Investigations. The individual is identified as Staff Sergeant Robert A. Alvarez. Sergeant Alvarez was assigned to the 58th Airlift Squadron at Altus Air Force Base. “Robert served as a loadmaster with the 58th Airlift Squadron and he will be missed,” said Col. Eric Carney, 97th Air Mobility Wing Commander. “It burdens me to lose any member of the 97th Family. Every member is an essential part of our 97 AMW team. Please join me in conveying our deepest condolences to his family, friends, the 58th Airlift Squadron and all who were close to him.” The incident is currently under investigation. FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT THE ALTUS AIR FORCE BASE PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICE BY PHONE AT 580-481-7700, OR 580-649-7600.