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Andersen Airmen receive Article 15s

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  • 36th Wing Legal office
During the month of March 2008, four Andersen Airmen received Nonjudicial Punishment. The circumstances of the cases are as follows:

An airman first class from the 36th Security Forces Squadron was found sleeping at his post in violation of Article 113, Uniform Code of Military Justice. For this action, the member received a suspended reduction to Airman, forfeiture of $250 pay for 2 months, and 6 days extra duty.

A senior airman from the 36th Medical Operations Squadron fell asleep in an ambulance in violation of Article 92, UCMJ. For this action, the member received a suspended reduction to the rank of airman first class, suspended 30 days extra duty, and a reprimand.

An airman first class from the 36th MDOS fell asleep in an ambulance in violation of Article 92, UCMJ. For this action, the member received a reduction to the rank of airman, suspended 30 days extra duty, and a reprimand.

An airman first class from the 36th Services Squadron allowed his girlfriend to live in his dorm room and also drove a vehicle without having a driver's license in violation of Article 92, UCMJ. For these actions, the member received reduction to the rank of Airman, 30 days extra duty, and a reprimand.

Punishment under Article 15 of the UCMJ, otherwise known as Nonjudicial Punishment, is action by a service member's commander in response to suspected violations of the UCMJ. The commander determines if the service member committed the offense and, if so, imposes appropriate punishment. Accepting procedures under Article 15 is a choice of forum and not an admission of guilt. Service members always have the option to turn down Article 15 proceedings and demand to be tried by court-martial.

The legal office is available to brief at unit commander calls or other unit functions regarding current military justice or other legal issues affecting Andersen AFB. Please direct any questions or concerns to the Military Justice team at 36WG.jam@andersen.af.mil or 366-2939.