Officials Investigate Missing Ammo At Fort Bragg

Officials at Fort Bragg say an investigation is under way into the disappearance of nearly 14,000 rounds of ammunition at the Army base.

Staff Sgt. Joshua Ford, a spokesman for the 82nd Airborne Division, says the ammunition went missing from the 1st Brigade Combat Team at Fort Bragg.

The Fayetteville Observer reports that Ford believed the ammunition was taken overnight on Tuesday. The 1st Brigade team was placed on lockdown for a few hours Wednesday night while officials conducted a search.

The missing ammunition can be used in an M-4 or M-16 assault rifle.

Ford says the 82nd Airborne Division and military police are taking the matter seriously and that "any amount of ammunition that goes missing" has "got to be accounted for."

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  • by Ozone Location: Belhaven on Sep 11, 2011 at 07:44 AM
    Deer season!!!
  • by 250 Location: Jax on Sep 11, 2011 at 05:17 AM
    I agree with Dawg. Suddenly Johnny Cash's song, "ONE PIECE AT A TIME" raced through the chasms of my hollow skull. Fun to joke but this is a bit serious. They need to start with the "guard" on duty. Let's profile and start looking at the last names.
  • by Michael Location: Vanceboro on Sep 10, 2011 at 05:39 PM
    Approx 12 to 16 ammo cans full (depending on if it was clips or belted ammo) didn't wander out in someones pocket ! Are you sure that is ALL that is missing ?
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      by Anonymous on Sep 11, 2011 at 04:23 AM in reply to Michael
      Do you really think they would tell you if WMD were missing?
  • by Anonymous on Sep 10, 2011 at 04:56 PM
    Who was on guard duty? Start there.
  • by Dawg on Sep 10, 2011 at 02:22 PM
    Sounds like they need to be as concerned as to what leaves the base as they are what comes on to the base.

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