January 8th, 2012
03:48 AM ET

Dozens of soldiers on lockdown over missing military equipment

Nearly 100 soldiers are confined to a Washington 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.

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  1. sniper over here yo

    Please remain still as I adjust for windage and elevation.....

    January 8, 2012 at 6:48 am | Report abuse |
    • ScopeMonkey

      I see what you did ther

      January 8, 2012 at 6:50 am | Report abuse |
    • Bartleby James

      I say! What

      January 8, 2012 at 6:54 am | Report abuse |
  2. Commander Mmmmm

    soldier steal weapons and gear all the time...so why wasnt access to limited 1 or 2 personnel, opening and closing inventory daily, behind double lock: room and weapons 5 wall cage, requiring id scan with separate encryt code. with independent auditing every 2 to 4 days, 2 signatures signouts for equipment and immediate notification of ranking officers and military police for any descrepancies, plus anyone even in sniffing range of the area need to sign in and verified thru police security...someone don't know what their doing starting with the brigadier
    general...lastly, sensitive dangerous equipment should have built in several varying gps devices and detectors for extraction purposes....that timeout sh!t don't work any parent or child can tellya that...so stupid...lol

    January 8, 2012 at 7:24 am | Report abuse |

    omg... everyone knows that the soldiers took these night scopes home cause they are awesome and you can spy on chicks, deer hunt , all sorts of things that are cool..

    January 8, 2012 at 8:08 am | Report abuse |

    btw anyone check e-bay?

    January 8, 2012 at 8:29 am | Report abuse |
  5. Portland tony

    Military discipline: Punish them all for a breakdown of inventory control. Normally when someone is issued and signs for special gear, you hold that person responsible for returning it. Sounds like a breakdown in the Command structure. Duh!

    January 8, 2012 at 9:25 am | Report abuse |

    national guard=mall cops... not a real branch of the military..

    January 8, 2012 at 10:09 am | Report abuse |

    most men join the nationakl guard cause they hate their wife and want to get away for a weekend..

    January 8, 2012 at 10:10 am | Report abuse |
  8. Jazzy

    The Wife"s reply would be "BLA BLA BLA BLA BLA!!!!"

    January 8, 2012 at 11:03 am | Report abuse |
  9. Saoirse

    I think DR.RUFFNUTT is right about the soldiers taking the scopes and night lasers because they're "awesome" and you can do "all sorts of things that are cool" with them.

    January 8, 2012 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
  10. gung hoe

    Shoot when I was stationed at ft hood I Brought home hand grenades smoke grenades had all kinds of fun!

    January 8, 2012 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
  11. gung hoe

    @ ruffie what you said plus they command top dollar on the black market

    January 8, 2012 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Clydester

    Let them steal the stuff because when one of our guys get killed because of it than its on there shoulders the theifsso sooner or later they will learn ,wait until these stolen things hit the streets hopefully it wont kill a theifs family member

    January 8, 2012 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |

    I WOULD TAKE THEM TO THE GIRL'S locker room and test em out..
    or play ninja.. or save money on my electricity bill..

    January 8, 2012 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |

    also, this could be something as simple as the items were transfered and the paper work got lost or ate by a dog....

    January 8, 2012 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
  15. saywhat

    How about missing billions of dollars (trillions?) from DOD as admitted by Rumsfeld in his speech of Sept.10.2001? If I remember the date correctly.
    There was no "lock down" of any kind or uproar.

    January 8, 2012 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
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