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Originally posted by woogleuk
reply to post by rockledr
They locked down the base and offered a 10 grand reward, it has to be something important.
100-member company from the 4th Stryker Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, has been on lockdown since last week, when the equipment was discovered to be missing during a routine inventory.
The missing items are weapons accessories and not weapons, Ophardt said. Laser sights and night vision goggles were cited as an example.
The disappearance of equipment "sensitive" enough to lock down an entire company is alarming, and is even more concerning at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, which has had more than its share of trouble in recent years. It has been called "the most troubled base in the military" and described as a "base on the brink."
The base has been a focal point for the challenges service-members face when returning home from multiple — often traumatic — deployments. A recent Los Angeles Times profile of the Fort Lewis area, detailed how suicides, murders, fights, robberies, domestic violence, drunk driving and drug overdoses have all increased around the base as veterans have returned from Iraq and Afghanistan.
Benjamin Colton Barnes, the Iraq war veteran who shot and killed a park ranger before drowning in a creek on Mount Rainier last week was stationed at Lewis-McChord.