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Two Georgia men targeted earlier this year by online activists for their associations with radical white extremism have been kicked out of the Army National Guard, following months of investigation.
A technical sergeant stationed at Colorado's Schriever Air Force Base faces possible discharge from the military more than eight months after he was identified as a local leader of a white nationalist organization.
A missing Canadian ex-soldier was reportedly smuggled across the US border and is hiding with a neo-Nazi group
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Former Canadian Army Reserve Master Cpl. Patrik Mathews, 26, was first identified as a member of The Base by Winnipeg Free Press reporter Ryan Thorpe.
Days after Thorpe's report was published, Mathews went missing and was discharged from the military for his alleged ties to the group. His car was found about 10 miles from the U.S. border soon thereafter, and police found a cache of weapons when they raided his home.
Vice reporters Ben Makuch, Mack Lamoureux, and Zachary Kamel, citing confidential sources, reported on Thursday that Mathews had been illegally smuggled across the border and is being hidden by members of The Base, which has operated in encrypted chatrooms as a largely online organization.
An airman accused of being linked to a white supremacist group has been demoted but will remaining in the Air Force, a spokeswoman confirmed.
Tech Sgt. Cory Reeves was busted down from master sergeant following a command investigation into April allegations that he was a member of white supremacist organization Identity Evropa and had allegedly distributed white supremacist propaganda in Colorado.
Prior to the investigation, Reeves was an operations superintendent with 2nd Space Operations Squadron, according to Air Force Times. Air Force Times was first to report Tuesday that Reeves would stay in the Air Force at a lower rank.
His Facebook pages are littered with photos of him brandishing guns and knives under captions such as "coming to a synagogue near you." He routinely shared disturbing right-wing memes, including one depicting a bleeding woman hanged for dating outside of her race.
And when others online challenged Fred C. Arena, an avowed white supremacist and internet troll, he boasted of past successes doxxing and haranguing a rival until the man "was ready to kill himself."
(Reuters) - A U.S. Coast Guard lieutenant who was arrested in February after prosecutors said he was plotting to attack Democratic politicians and TV personalities pleaded guilty on Thursday to weapons and drug charges, changing his earlier not-guilty plea.