Air Force Lieutenant Colonel and family reportedly wounded in Brussels terrorist attack


A U.S. military family has been reported as wounded during the Brussels terrorist attack that occurred on Tuesday according to the U.S. European command.

The Air Force has reported that the servicemember is from Joint Force Command Brunssum in the Netherlands and the Associated Press says he/she is an Air Force Lieutenant colonel.

“We are aware of one U.S. servicemember and his family who were caught up in this tragedy. Due to privacy concerns, we are not releasing the status of their injuries at this,” said Lt. Col. Dave Westover, a spokesperson for the European command.

The European command is requiring all personnel to check in with their command even if they are on pre-approved leave or business travel.

Some commands, such as the Marine Forces Europe and Africa are issuing temporary travel restrictions to Belgium for their personnel in Europe.

Defense Secretary Carter said the United States is in the process of accounting for all U.S. civilians and military personnel in Belgium.

Three U.S. Mormon missionaries from Utah were wounded during the attack at the Brussels airport and have been hospitalized.

The U.S. Embassy in Belgium has raised the threat level to “Level 4” – the highest level – signally “serious and imminent attack.”

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