Holloman Airman's Death Under Investigation; Memorial Service Planned

Jun 18, 2013

  HOLLOMAN AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. – The Holloman Airman who died June 11 has been identified as Tech Sgt. Melissa L. Shroka.  Her death is currently under investigation.  Shroka was assigned to the 4th Space Control Squadron as the NCO in charge of material management.  The 4th SPCS is a geographically-separated unit assigned to the 21st Space Wing at Peterson AFB, Colo., and is a tenant unit at Holloman AFB.

A memorial service will be held in her honor June 20 at 3 p.m. at the Holloman Chapel with a reception to follow at the chapel annex.  The service will be open to all Department of Defense ID cardholders, escorted visitors and friends of the Shroka family from the community.  To access the base, non-DoD ID cardholders should present photo ID and specify at the main gate they will be attending the memorial.

Holloman Airmen in need of support or assistance after this tragedy can contact a chaplain at 575-572-7211 during normal duty hours or 24/7 at 575-572-7575.

Flowers may be sent to the Holloman Chapel at 661 New Mexico Avenue, Holloman AFB, N.M., 88330.  Donations offered in memory of Tech. Sgt. Shroka can be made to the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors at