The chain of events that culminated in a security forces airman firing his M4 carbine five times at a locked door on Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, all began when an injured jogger was taken to the base emergency room, a command-directed investigation into the incident found.

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To close out an unusually busy year of attempted security breaches at military installations in the continental United States, Nellis Air Force experienced what a leaked operational report characterized as an alleged abduction and sexual assault involving a civilian vehicle that reportedly breezed through the base's main gate earlier this week.

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Conventional wisdom is that unconventional training can help keep you sharp, prepared for the unexpected, and ready for anything.

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It turns out the false alarm about an active shooter at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base that led to an airman shooting at a locked door was even more of a Charlie Foxtrot than originally reported: One security forces airmen suffered “a minor injury, a laceration,” during the Aug. 2 incident, base spokeswoman Marie Vanover confirmed to Task & Purpose.

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The commander of the Air Force security unit that lost a machine gun and grenades has been fired, officials announced on Wednesday.

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The March 27 death of an airman in Guam has been ruled a homicide, according to the Air Force Office of Special Investigations.

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