Justice Files: December 2017

FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. -- -- --
During the month of December 2017, three Airmen received nonjudicial punishment under Article 15, Uniform Code of Military Justice and one Airman was involuntarily separated. Commanders used the following actions as means of punishment, rehabilitation, and maintaining good order and discipline.

NONJUDICIAL PUNISHMENT (ARTICLE 15)


92nd Air Refueling Wing


An Airman 1st Class received an Article 15 for drunken driving, in violation of Article 111, UCMJ. This member’s punishment consisted of reduction to the rank of Airman, and a reprimand.

912th Air Refueling Squadron (March Air Refueling Base)

A Staff Sgt. received an Article 15 for willful dereliction of duty, in violation of Article 92, UCMJ. Specifically, this member verbally communicated racial slurs in the vicinity of other Airmen. This member’s punishment consisted of a suspended reduction to the rank of Senior Airman, 45 days of extra duty, and a reprimand. When a punishment is suspended, it means that if the member refrains from committing further violations, the punishment will not go into effect.

92nd Security Force Squadron

A Staff Sgt. received an Article 15 for stealing money from another individual, in violation of Article 121, UCMJ, and then lying about stealing said money in an official statement, in violation of Article 107, UCMJ. This member stole upwards of $500 over a period of several days. The punishment consisted of a reduction to the rank of Senior Airman and a reprimand.

INVOLUNTARY SEPARATION ACTIONS

92d Logistics Readiness Squadron

An Airman was separated for misconduct: minor disciplinary infractions. This Airman was punished under Article 15, UCMJ for failure to go, as well as having received three letters of reprimand and three letters of counseling for various disciplinary violations. The separation authority, 92nd Air Refueling Wing Commander, directed this member’s separation with an Under Honorable Conditions (General) discharge. Furthermore, as a result of his discharge characterization in conjunction with being a first-term Airman, all G.I. Bill education benefits were forfeited.