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Schriever brings justice with UCMJ actions

SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- The following actions were taken against members of the Schriever Air Force Base community under the Uniform Code of Military Justice and other Air Force Regulations from Oct. 1-Dec. 31.

These incidents serve as a reminder of the expectations that exist for members of the 50th Space Wing. They demonstrate the real consequences for those who violated the law and our Air Force regulations. There is no standard punishment when an action is taken, so each result is tailored to the unique facts and circumstances of the incident. Commanders consider the underlying facts and issues of each incident, along with the offender's response, in order to determine a just outcome.

COURTS-MARTIAL:
A staff sergeant was acquitted at a general court-martial of knowingly viewing child pornography.

A senior airman was convicted at a special court-martial of marijuana use, and received a sentence of 45 days confinement, reduction to airman basic, and forfeiture of $1,010 per month for six months.

A technical sergeant was convicted at a summary court-martial of misuse of a government travel card, and received a sentence of forfeiture of $2,370 and a reprimand.

ARTICLE 15s:

INCIDENT 1: An airman received an Article 15 for larceny. The individual's punishment was restriction to base for 45 days (25 days suspended), reduction to airman basic and a reprimand.

INCIDENT 2: An airman first class received an Article 15 for larceny and failure to obey a lawful order. The individual's punishment was a reduction to airman (suspended), forfeiture of $500 pay per month for two months, restriction to base for 30 days and a reprimand.

INCIDENT 3: An airman first class received an Article 15 for being absent without leave. The individual's punishment was reduction to airman basic (reduction below airman suspended) and a reprimand.

INCIDENT 4: A senior airman received an Article 15 for failure to go. The individual's punishment was reduction to airman first class (suspended but subsequently vacated), forfeiture of $100 pay per month for two months and a reprimand.

INCIDENT 5: A senior airman received an Article 15 for failure to go. The individual's punishment was reduction to airman first class, forfeiture of $400 pay per month for two months (suspended) and a reprimand.

INCIDENT 6: A staff sergeant received an Article 15 for failure to go. The individual's punishment was reduction to senior airman (suspended but subsequently vacated), six days extra duty and a reprimand.

INCIDENT 7: A captain received an Article 15 for conduct unbecoming an officer and cruelty/maltreatment of a subordinate. The individual's punishment was forfeiture of $2,000 pay per month for two months and a reprimand.

INCIDENT 8: An airman first class received an Article 15 for underage drinking and willful dereliction of duty. The individual's punishment was reduction to airman (suspended), forfeiture of $200 pay per month for two months and a reprimand.

INCIDENT 9: A senior airman received an Article 15 for use and possession of a controlled substance ("Spice"). The individual's punishment was reduction to airman and a reprimand.

INCIDENT 10: An airman first class received an Article 15 for underage drinking and willful dereliction of duty. The individual's punishment was reduction to airman (suspended) and a reprimand.

INCIDENT 11: An airman first class received an Article 15 for willful dereliction of duty. The individual's punishment was reduction to airman (suspended).

INCIDENT 12: An airman received an Article 15 for drunken driving. The individual's punishment was reduction to airman basic, restriction to base for 15 days, 15 days extra duty, forfeiture of $758 pay per month for two months (suspended) and a reprimand.

ADMINISTRATIVE DISCHARGES:

Honorable Discharge: Three Airmen were administratively discharged for having four fitness failures in 24 months and one Airman was administratively discharged for a mental disorder.

Under Honorable Conditions (General): Six Airmen were administratively discharged for minor disciplinary infractions and one Airman was administratively discharged for drug abuse.

FINAL WORDS: If you find yourself in a situation where you need some assistance, you can reach out to first sergeants, the Chaplain, the Airman and Family Readiness Center, and the Health and Wellness Center for assistance in all areas of your life. You can also learn from the mistakes of your peers. Failing to report to work on time, failing to go to your appointments, drinking underage, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, and continued failure to maintain Air Force minimum physical fitness standards will likely result in either disciplinary action or administrative discharge. The Air Force takes fitness very seriously and failing in any one component will result in an overall failure for that test. If you have four failures in a 24 month period, you will be considered for discharge. Whether you are an airman basic, an NCO or an officer, you are expected to maintain Air Force standards. Failure to do so will result in disciplinary action or even your separation from the Air Force. Please utilize the numerous support systems the Air Force provides to ensure you have a promising career in the Air Force. If you have questions or concerns, please contact the Wing Legal Office at 560-5050.
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