June 17, 2010

Good News!! Nationwide Alert Issued For 17 Afghan Military Members AWOL From US Airbase

As you read further down on this exclusive they have been missing over the course of the last two feckin years and none recently in the last three months.


A nationwide alert has been issued for 17 members of the Afghan military who have gone AWOL from a Texas Air Force base where foreign military officers who are training to become pilots are taught English, FoxNews.com has learned.

The Afghan officers and enlisted men have security badges that give them access to secure U.S. defense installations, according to the lookout bulletin, "Afghan Military Deserters in CONUS [Continental U.S.]," issued by Naval Criminal Investigative Service in Dallas, and obtained by FoxNews.com[...]

Each Afghan was issued a Department of Defense Common Access Card, an identification card used to gain access to secure military installations, with which they "could attempt to enter DOD installations," according to the bulletin. Base security officers were encouraged to disseminate the bulletin to their personnel.

"I can confirm that 17 have gone missing from the Defense Language Institute," said Gary Emery, Chief of Public Affairs, 37th Training Wing, at Lackland AFB. "They disappeared over the course of the last two years, and none in the last three months."

They are in the process of revoking or have revoked their visas. Why has this taken so long? Two feckin years? Gawd. It wouldn't be so bad if they didn't have access to secure military operations, but they do.

h/t Terresa

By Stable Hand at 08:19 PM | Comments |