U.S. officials confirmed Tuesday that an Air Force family from Corpus Christi, Texas, was among those impacted by the terror attacks in Belgium.

Gail Minglana Martinez died from her injuries in the attack at the international airport in Brussels.

Her husband, Kato Martinez, and their four children were hurt and remained hospitalized as of Tuesday night.

Friends told 12News news partner KIII-TV the two had just celebrated their 21st wedding anniversary but had not lived in the area for some time. Officials said Kato Martinez is a lieutenant colonel in the Air Force.

The Air Force on March 22 did not identify the airman to be Martinez, but in a statement said that the injured service member was assigned to Joint Force Command Brunssum in the Netherlands.

Gail Martinez was a graduate of Flour Bluff High School in Corpus Christi.

Her brother issued a statement Tuesday, saying: "Gail was special to so many people. She blessed people's lives and made this world a better place."

While the exact conditions of Martinez and his three children were not officially released, friends of the family said the father was in an intensive care unit while the children were recovering from burns sustained in the deadly attack.

Blasts in Belgium last week killed 35 people and left more than 300 wounded, with the majority of the casualties happening at Brussels International Airport.

The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for the attacks, and a handful of terror suspects were arrested in police raids across Belgium.

Officials in Europe last week ordered most of the 60,000-plus troops stationed throughout the continent to avoid any travel to Belgium's capital.

Air Force Times will update this story as more information becomes available.

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