Skip to comments.Military orders inventory probe at eight Air Force bases after grenades disappear
Posted on 05/18/2018 7:56:23 PM PDT by yesthatjallen
Military officials have reportedly ordered a command-wide inventory and investigation after a box of grenades and a machine gun from an Air Force base in North Dakota went missing.
CNN reported Friday that the inventory will seek to account for grenades, small arms, machine guns, rifles and pistols at eight bases under the Air Force Global Strike Command (AFGSC).
The AFGSC did not immediately respond to The Hill's request for comment about the reported inventory.
At the same time, the FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) have been called to examine the matter, CNN reported.
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Max Greenwood, eh? Never even heard of him.
OH BOY! That ought to be fun on the bases!
There will be MANY civilians and AF personnel running for the hills. The accounts for ammo never tally out! (Close but no cigar!) Weapons usually get close if not exact.
FBI on the Job makes me feel so SAFE. Do I need a sarc tag?
When I was in Basic Training at Ft Leonard Wood MO in Jan-Mar 1973, we had an M16 turn-up missing. They locked the base down, and conducted a massive search. It was eventually found stashed in the ceiling of a mess hall. I don’t know if they ever found out who had taken it.
They locked my company down for two weeks when an AN/PVS-4 night sight disappeared. It was recovered.
I hated night vision goggles and scopes for that reason. You had to practically put a watch on them. Too many people wanted one. That was the 80’s when they were really expensive.
Im guessing it isnt a box of hand grenades.
Probably ammunition for a grenade launcher.
Yeah, I could see how this could happen. A box of grenades disappears because it bounces out of the back of a pick-up. Lots of guns have been lost because of “boating accidents.”
As I recall 100% munitions inventories are done every six months as routine.
This happened at Ft. Benning (M-60) and when I was in Germany (Sincgars Radio) Both were found. Lock down is a b*tch especially Friday last formation. If the arms room count is off, all Hell breaks lose. One time when I was a Private it was me who left my NODs inside our APC. My 1st. Sgt made me pay for that indiscretion. I can laugh about it now.
You are correct. An earlier posting of this identified them as grenade rounds.
They kept ours locked in the arms room. They were doing a routine inventory when they noticed one of the cases was empty.
Long ago, soldiers in a neighboring company found a pair of night-vision goggles in the desert at NTC. They tried to keep their find a secret but the jig was up when they asked the quartermaster if he had batteries for an item not in the companys inventory.
I was assigned to the armoury at Suwon Air Base, ROK, after a routine inventory revealed multiple M-16 automatic sears missing. Turns out the guy I replaced sent some home to his buddy to sell to convert ,AR-15’s to full automatic. His loss, my gain. No more humping F-102’s. But even then ammo security was pretty lax. We would take excess/outdated ammo to the range and shoot it up instead of doing the paper work to send it to EOD.
Has anyone seen airman Achmed lately ?
Ask the shooting in Santa Fe, Texas if he has them.
Missing “sensitive items” will end a career quickly.
Shooting up excess ammo is how I got the star on my Small Arms Expert ribbon - the USAF didnt let officers shoot M-16s in those days and a Navy Reserve Master Chief who was the chief of police where Im the judge called me one day and said, Wanna get M-16 quald? I got 80 peoples worth of rounds and only 40 people to blow em off. Surprisingly, the AF accepted my score and gave me the device.
Colonel, USAFR (ret)
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