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BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Good order and discipline is essential for the 460th Space Wing and Team Buckley partners to accomplish our mission of national defense and security.  Below is information on cases processed by 460 SW/JA in the July - October 2014 timeframe.  Those cases included court-martial, nonjudicial punishment, and administrative separation.

A military member is subject to trial by court-martial for a violation of the Uniform Code of Military Justice.  Punishment may include confinement and a punitive discharge. 

- An E-1 was convicted of multiple drug offenses, including use of methylone, mushrooms, marijuana, MDA, and 25I-NBOMe; distribution of methylone, MDA, and 25I-NBOMe; possession with the intent to distribute marijuana and MDA.  A panel of officers adjudged a sentence of four years confinement, a $5,000 fine, forfeiture of all pay and allowances and a bad conduct discharge.  The findings and sentence are subject to the approval of the convening authority. 

- An E-3 was convicted of using marijuana; introducing marijuana onto base; wrongful possession of Dilaudid, Adderall, and Percocet; lying to an investigator; and obstruction of justice for asking a friend to lie.  A panel of officers adjudged a sentence of three months confinement, three months hard labor without confinement, two months restriction to base, forfeiture of $500 pay per month for three months and reduction to E-1. 

- An E-3 was convicted of cocaine use.  The summary court-martial officer adjudged a sentence of 25 days confinement, five days hard labor without confinement, reduction to E-1, forfeiture of $1,021 and a reprimand.  The member was later discharged. 

A military member is subject to nonjudicial punishment under Article 15, UCMJ.  Maximum punishment may include reduction in rank and forfeiture of pay. 

- An O-2 reported drunk to an appointment; failed to obey orders from his supervisor and commander; and posted disrespectful and threatening comments on social media.  Punishment consisted of forfeiture of $1,098 pay per month for two months, suspended forfeiture of $1,097 pay per month for two months and a reprimand. 

- An E-4 distributed Dilaudid to another Airman.  Punishment consisted of reduction to E-3, suspended forfeiture of $250 pay per month for two months, seven days extra duty and a reprimand.

- An E-4 failed to report for mandatory physical training.  Punishment consisted of reduction to E-3 and a reprimand.  The member was later discharged. 

- An E-4 was found sleeping on duty.  Punishment consisted of reduction to E-3, suspended forfeiture of $474, suspended 14 days extra duty and a reprimand.  The member was later discharged.

- An E-3 used marijuana.  Punishment consisted of reduction to E-2, suspended reduction to E-1, suspended forfeiture of $400 pay per month for two months, 14 days extra duty and a reprimand.

- An E-3 distributed Dilaudid to another Airman.  Punishment consisted of reduction to E-2, suspended forfeiture of $250 pay per month for two months, seven days extra duty and a reprimand.

- An E-3 distributed Percocet to another Airman.  Punishment consisted of suspended reduction to E-2, forfeiture of $100, 14 days restriction to base, 30 days extra duty and a reprimand.

- An E-2 was drunk and disorderly and willfully derelict in his duties when he entered an area without authority.  Punishment consisted of suspended reduction to E-1, forfeiture of $250 pay per month for two months and a reprimand.

- An E-2 failed to report for an appointment and failed to obey two lawful orders.  Punishment consisted of reduction to E-1, suspended forfeiture of $250 pay per month for two months, suspended 14 days restriction to base, 14 days extra duty and a reprimand.  While the member was serving her punishment, she failed to report for extra duty.  As a result, the suspension was vacated, and the forfeiture of pay and restriction to base imposed.  The member was later discharged.

A military member is subject to involuntary separation if the member does not show a potential for further service.  The most common bases for discharge are misconduct and unsatisfactory performance.  A discharge can be characterized as honorable; under honorable conditions (general); or under other than honorable conditions.

- An E-3 was discharged with a general characterization after she left her place of duty without authorization.  Previously, she was derelict in her duties when she sent official information to a person without a need to know and for unofficial purposes. 

- An E-3 was discharged with a general characterization after he was found guilty of driving while impaired and failed an alcohol abuse treatment program.  In addition, he repeatedly failed to report for duty on time and to perform his assigned duties. 

- An E-2 was discharged with a general characterization after he wrongfully used dextroamphetamine.  He also fraudulently entered active duty when he deliberately concealed on his enlistment paperwork the fact that he had previously used illegal drugs.
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