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.
The Marine Corps will investigate whether another Marine has ties to a white supremacist group after he allegedly made racist comments on neo Nazi message boards that have since been taken down, according to a Marine Corps official.
Vice News reporters Tess Owen and Tim Hume first reported on Nov. 8 that at least three people who posted on the new defunct Iron March message boards were service members, but their story did not include any of the troops' names.
Newsweek reporters James LaPorta and Asher Stockler were able to independently confirm the identity of one of those service members as an active-duty Marine: Lance Corporal Liam J. Collins, an 0311 Rifleman assigned to 1st Battalion, 2nd Marines at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.
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."