I am a retired (21 ½ years) Infantry First Sergeant (E-8) who served in the Gulf War, Haiti, Iraq and Afghanistan. I am an avid writer, fisherman and outdoor enthusiast. I call Kuna, Idaho home and hope to one day write professionally.
This is nothing new, I would have been in the news many times. This is a standard procedure in the Army, that and "get on line" to walk through a training area to find something that should have been tied down in the first place.
Dozens of soldiers on lockdown over missing military equipment
From Maria P White, CNN
(CNN) -- Nearly 100 soldiers are confined to a Washington state base following a report of missing sensitive military equipment, including scopes and night lasers, a spokesman said Sunday.
Soldiers in the 4th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division unit can have day visits but must sleep at the base at night, said Maj. Chris Ophardt, a spokesman at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
Authorities conducted an inventory last month and are trying to determine how long the equipment has been missing, he said.
The unit has been home from Iraq since September 2010.
Authorities have offered a $10,000 reward. No more information was immediately available.