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Six Airmen receive nonjudicial punishment

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  • By the 36th Wing Legal Office
During June, six Andersen Airmen received nonjudicial punishment. The circumstances of the cases are as follows: 

A staff sergeant from the 734th Air Mobility Squadron failed to turn in his date eligible for return overseas RIP on time, in violation of Article 92, Uniform Code of Military Justice. For this action, the member received a suspended reduction to the grade of senior airman, forfeiture of $300 pay per month for two months and a reprimand. 

A senior airman from the 36th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron exposed himself in an indecent manner in violation of Article 134, UCMJ. For this action, the member received a reduction to the grade of airman first class and a reprimand. 

An airman first class from the 36th Munitions Squadron assaulted his wife, in violation of Article 128, UCMJ. For this action, the member received a reduction to the grade of airman, suspended reduction to the grade of airman basic, 45 days extra duty and a reprimand. 

An airman first class from the 36th Civil Engineer Squadron was involved in a vehicle accident while using a government vehicle for his own personal use in violation of Article 92 and Article 108, UCMJ. For this action, the member received a reduction to the grade of airman and 30 days extra duty. 

An airman from 36 CES was caught stealing from the Andersen Base Exchange in violation of Article 121, UCMJ. For this action the member received a reduction to the grade of airman basic and 30 days extra duty. 

An airman from 36 MUNS made a false official statement concerning a government vehicle accident in violation of Article 107, UCMJ. For this action the member received 15 days restriction to the base and 30 days extra duty. 

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 commanders' calls or other unit functions regarding current military justice or other legal issues affecting Andersen. For questions, contact the military justice team at 36WG.jam[at]andersen.af.mil.

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