PRESS RELEASE: AFSPC couple found dead in Black Forest Home

Release Number: 030613

6/18/2013 - PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- An Air Force civilian employee and his spouse, an Air Force contractor, lost their lives in the Black Forest wildfire. Their home was destroyed by the Black Forest wildfire.

Marc and Robin Herklotz were both long-time members of Air Force Space Command, supporting critical air, space and cyberspace operational missions from offices on Schriever Air Force Base.

"The men and women of Air Force Space Command are saddened by the loss of these two members of our AFSPC family," said General William L. Shelton, AFSPC Commander. "I extend my deepest condolences to the family and friends of Marc and Robin during this very difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you."

The Command received confirmation of the deaths following next of kin notifications; unit chaplains, commanders and grief counselors are supporting the unit at this time.

Mr. Herklotz entered the Air Force in 1983 and served with the 2nd Satellite Control Squadron, Peterson AFB, until 1987. He returned to the Air Force as a civil servant in 1996 and most recently worked at Schriever AFB in the Innovation Division of the Air, Space and Cyberspace Operations Directorate of AFSPC.

Mrs. Herklotz was employed by a government contractor as a Systems Engineer in the same office at Schriever AFB.

El Paso County officials and members of the Air Force Office of Special Investigations are investigating the incident.

If you have questions regarding this press release, please contact Air Force Space Command Public Affairs at (719) 554-3731.