Missing equipment always leads to an investigation. Unfortunately when it is $600,000 worth of night vision, laser sights and other gear, these investigations get serious very quickly. Currently 100 soldiers are being restricted to the Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington State. The Army Criminal Investigation Command is looking into the theft of the equipment at all parties involved.
Small items often go missing from time to time in the military. It can be as simple as a cell phone, key board, office equipment, or other type of gear. But the penalty for knowingly stealing from the United States military is often more than people bargain for. The severity of this crime could land a few people in correctional institutions for years to come.
The items were stolen from the 4th Stryker Brigade, but no weapons or ammunition were reported missing. There is currently a reward being offered in the amount of $10,000 to anyone who has information as to the location of stolen items.
Soldiers were restricted Wednesday. Families called the March Forward organization claiming poor and abusive treatment of the restricted members. They are also baling officer negligence for the lose.
The restrictions were eased over the weekend to allow family visits and for supervised escorts for medical appointments and home emergencies.