An Air Force airman stationed at Vandenberg Air Force Base died Monday after an early-morning vehicle crash, according to base officials.

The name of the deceased was withheld pending the notification of his next of kin, according to VAFB public affairs. The vehicle crash occurred around 5:30 a.m. on southbound Highway 1 near Timber Lane. No other deaths or injuries were reported.

“Losing one of our own is heartbreaking,” said Col. Michael S. Hough, commander of the 30th Space Wing at VAFB. “This is tragic and we are coming together across the base to make it through this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with this airman and his family.”

This report was prepared by Willis Jacobson. He can be reached at