Good Order & Discipline (October and November 2021))


***WARNING:  The incidents portrayed below are REAL and reflect actual events.  The names have been redacted to comply with the Privacy Act.  If you value your Air Force career, you will not attempt ANY of the action described below.  IF YOU DO, YOU MAY RECEIVE DISCIPLINE.***

#donnottrythisathome

 

Nonjudicial Punishment (Article 15)

 

An Airman (Amn) threw milk, yogurt and other dairy products on an A1C’s vehicle after the two got into an argument.  Cheyenne Police Department responded and had to diffuse the situation.  This was not the first time the Amn had failed to meet standards.  The commander determined the Amn violated Articles 109 and 134, UCMJ, and imposed the following punishment:  Reduction to Airman Basic, Forfeitures of $892.00 pay per month for 2 months, with one month suspended; and a reprimand. #thisisnotthewhey #notthecar

 

A Staff Sergeant (SSgt) falsified official military orders, with intent to help a subordinate Airman deceive their landlord and terminate a lease early.  The commander determined the SSgt violated Articles 92 and 105, UCMJ, and imposed the following punishment:  Forfeiture of $1,489.00 pay per month for 2 months, suspended for six months; and a reprimand. #leadershipfail #hownottotakecareofyourAirmen

 

A Staff Sergeant (SSgt) was involved in a vehicle accident, in which a vehicle allegedly pulled out in front of the SSgt. Camera footage showed the SSgt actually collided with two unoccupied parked vehicles.  Upon questioning, the SSgt admitted to drinking, was unable to complete field sobriety tests, and had a BrAC of .22%.  The commander determined the SSgt violated Article 113, UCMJ and imposed the following punishment:  Reduction to Senior Airman, suspended for 6 months; Forfeiture of $1,792.00 pay per month for 2 months; 20 days extra duty; and a reprimand. #luckytobealive #justcallanuber*

 

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An Airman First Class (A1C) engaged in a fight with another Airman, threatened other Airmen who were present, and attempted to pull one of them out of a vehicle.  The commander determined the A1C violated Article 128, UCMJ, and imposed the following punishment:  Reduction to Airman; 30 days restriction to base; and a reprimand. #keepyourhandstoyourself

 

An Airman First Class (A1C) failed to maintain positive control of a crypto device, which resulted in it being lost for a period of time outside of the installation.  The A1C took full responsibility and there was no evidence that the item was compromised.  The commander determined the A1C violated Article 92, UCMJ and imposed the following punishment: A reprimand. #attentiontodetail

 

An Airman First Class (A1C) scratched another vehicle while attempting to park in the parking lot at their unit.  Rather than reporting the accident upon noticing damage, the A1C relocated their vehicle to an alternate parking spot and proceeded to go to work.  The commander determined the A1C violated Article 111, UCMJ and imposed the following punishment:  Reduction to Airman; and a reprimand. #integrityfirst #ownyourmistakes

 

An Airman (Amn) was pulled over after being seen swerving in and out of their lane, speeding, and almost driving off the road.  Upon being pulled over, the Amn had a BrAC of .22.  The commander determined the Amn violated Article 92 and 113, UCMJ and imposed the following punishment:  Reduction to Airman Basic; Forfeitures of $892.00 pay per month for 1 month, suspended for six months; 45 days restriction, suspended for 6 months; and a reprimand. #alsoluckytobealive

 

An Airman (Amn) was involved in a hit and run with another vehicle.  Upon being located by law enforcement, the Amn was questioned and admitted to the accident.  At that time, the Amn was also found to have a BrAC of .091.  The commander determined the Amn violated Articles 92, 111, and 113, UCMJ and imposed the following punishment:  Reduction to Airman Basic; 30 days restriction, suspended for 6 months; Forfeiture of $892.00 pay per month for 1 month, suspended; and a reprimand. #notagoodtrend #stopdrinkinganddriving

 

 

Administrative Discharges

 

*Administrative Discharges resulting from misconduct, including drug abuse, almost always result in a loss of some veteran benefits, specifically education benefits like the GI Bill. A discharge characterization that is not Honorable, may also limit future employment opportunities*

 

A Senior Airman (SrA) (who was a Staff Sergeant at the time) was drunk and disorderly, then attempted to unlawfully enter junior female Airman’s dorm room and negligently damaged the dorm room door of the value of $1,357.00.  The SrA also provided alcohol to another subordinate Airman, who was under the legal age of 21.  For the misconduct, the SrA received Nonjudicial Punishment and was separated for minor disciplinary infractions with an under honorable conditions (general) service characterization.  #NCOsneedtobehavelikeNCOs

 

An Airman First Class (A1C) was selected for a random drug urinalysis inspection.  The A1C’s test results came back positive for THC at 20 ng/ml.  For the misconduct, the Airman received Nonjudicial Punishment and was separated for drug abuse with an under honorable conditions (general) service characterization. #puffingawaythatGIbill #drugsarestillillegalinthemilitary

 

An Airman First Class (A1C) failed to disclose a history of previous self-harm and suicide attempts during the recruiting process which may have precluded them from entering into active duty if it had been known at the time of their enlistment.  The Airman was separated for fraudulent entry with an under honorable conditions (general) service characterization.  #honestyisthebestpolicy

 

An Airman First Class (A1C) failed to meet standards on multiple occasions over the past two years. The offenses the A1C committed included failing a dormitory inspection, multiple failures to go to their place to show up to work on time, sleeping while on duty, failure to, vaping indoors, and failing to follow simple directions from a SNCO.

 

Another Airman First Class (A1C) failed to meet standards multiple times over the past two years. The offenses the A1C committed included failing to properly coordinate appointments with a supervisor, showing up to work out of uniform, missing required training, failing report to a mandatory training at the prescribed time, failing to report for duty at the prescribed time, and breaking medical quarantine.  

 

An Airman Basic (AB) tested positive for THC approximately seven times over the course of four months.  The AB was put into pretrial restraint and pled guilty to using marijuana on multiple occasions a Summary Court-Martial. The AB was separated for drug abuse with an under other than honorable conditions (UOTHC) service characterization. #don’tdodrugs #oryoucouldendupinjail

 

Another Airman Basic (AB) tested positive for THC approximately seven times over the course of four months.  This AB was also put into pretrial restraint and pled guilty to using marijuana on multiple occasions a Summary Court-Martial.  The Airman was separated for drug abuse with an under other than honorable conditions (UOTHC) service characterization. #seeabove

 

An Airman Basic (AB) was selected for a random drug urinalysis inspection.  The A1C’s test results came back positive for cocaine at 1570 ng/ml, D-Amphetamine at 123 ng/ml and MDA at 7518 ng/ml.  For this misconduct, the Airman received Nonjudicial Punishment and was separated for drug abuse with an under honorable conditions (general) service characterization. #definitelydon’tdoallthedrugs

 

An Airman (Amn) committed multiple acts of misconduct to include violating a no-contact order, failing to go to their appointed place of duty at the prescribed time, and disorderly conduct.  The airman received Nonjudicial Punishment for the most recent misconduct and was separated for minor disciplinary infractions with an under honorable conditions (General) service characterization. #justbehave

 

An Airman First Class (A1C) was arrested for allegedly brandishing a weapon at another vehicle while driving on I-25, which resulted in the A1C being charged with a felony in civilian court.  The A1C had previously committed additional misconduct including being cited for street racing, failing to report to duty location on multiple occasions, and failing to obey a lawful order.  The A1C was separated under a joint basis of commission of a serious offense and a pattern of misconduct with an under honorable conditions (General) service characterization. #gunsarenottoys

 

Three Airman First Class (A1C) willfully refused to follow two written orders from their commander to receive the mandatory COVID-19 Vaccine. For the misconduct, they received Letters of Reprimand from their command and group commander and one A1C had previously received Nonjudicial Punishment for failing to properly handle a firearm.  All three A1Cs were separated for minor disciplinary infractions with under honorable conditions (General) service characterizations. #inthemilitarywefolloworders 

 

An Airman (Amn) received 5 Letters of Reprimand and Nonjudicial Punishment in the span of 11 months for offenses to include assault, damage to government property, leaving appointed place of duty, failing to report to appointed place of duty at the time prescribed, and GTC misuse.  The A1C was separated for misconduct, minor disciplinary infractions with an under honorable conditions (General) service characterization. #weexpectbetter

 

 

Court-Martial Convictions

 

United States v. Airman Basic Jacob T. Bender

 

Airman Basic (AB) Bender was pulled over by Cheyenne Police Department under suspicion of being involved in a hit-and-run accident on 8 Aug 21 at approximately 0400.  AB Bender was pulled over on I-25 while going approximately 20 MPH, with damages to his vehicle and his airbags deployed.  AB Bender was polite, but confused about where he was and why his airbags were deployed.  He provided a breath sample and blew a BrAC of 0.15%.  This was AB Bender’s second DUI.  At a Special Court-Martial by Military Judge Alone, AB Bender pled guilty to violating Article 113, UCMJ and, pursuant to a plea agreement, was sentenced to 14 days confinement and forfeiture of $1,000 pay per month for one month. #DUIcangetyoujailtime

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