'Sensitive' Military Gear Missing From Base

Soldiers on lockdown as Army investigates
By Mark Russell,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 9, 2012 3:59 AM CST
'Sensitive' Military Gear Missing From Base
Laser sights, night vision goggles, and other "sensitive" equipment has gone missing from Joint Base Lewis McChord in Washington state.   (Mrkebongesot)

An infantry unit at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington has been locked down since last week after "sensitive" equipment was found to be missing, reports AP. Equipment, including laser-targeting gun sights, night-vision goggles, and weapons scopes in "the six-figure range" were missing and "definitely stolen," said an Army spokesman. A $10,000 reward has been offered, and the Army is conducting a criminal investigation. About 100 soldiers will remain locked down until the probe is complete. (More US Army stories.)

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