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Sunday, July 18, 2021

An investigation is underway after more than 100 night vision goggles disappeared from a maintenance facility at the Fort Hood military base near Killeen, Texas, officials confirmed to NPR.

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When I saw fort hood and a number, I expected it to mean they're searching for 100 bodies of missing soldiers over the years.

#1 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2021-07-18 11:22 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

They aren't sending their best people, some are rapists, some are thieves, but I suppose some are good people.

#2 | Posted by bored at 2021-07-18 05:00 PM | Reply

Oh boy...

Well - I hope they're having fun with my tax dollars...

#3 | Posted by LostAngeles at 2021-07-18 11:15 PM | Reply

check Ebay... Craigslist... Proud Boys.

#4 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2021-07-19 06:18 AM | Reply

Round up the local Oathkeeper ----------.

#5 | Posted by Nixon at 2021-07-19 06:53 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

there are too many neo-nazi's & sympathizers in the military.
this does not bode well...

#6 | Posted by earthmuse at 2021-07-19 07:22 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Several months ago there was a guy at the bar selling some military night vision goggles.

#7 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-07-19 07:33 AM | Reply

Only losing 100 is pretty good. Small, high value electronics have always been easy to steal.

#8 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2021-07-19 08:33 AM | Reply

When the looting starts the shooting starts.

#9 | Posted by bored at 2021-07-19 08:53 AM | Reply

Check with the Mexcian cartels.

#10 | Posted by qcp at 2021-07-19 09:19 AM | Reply

Small, high value electronics have always been easy to steal.

Not these. In any other system, they would be. But in military units, life stops until these are found. There's an extensive documentation of where these devices are and who was responsible for them. Sensitive items are no joke in the military and as commanders, we were very sensitive to where they were.

When a sensitive item is lost, whoever is responsible can be fined, lose their job, get an Art15 or be sent to jail.

#11 | Posted by boaz at 2021-07-19 09:45 AM | Reply

#4 | Posted by RightisTrite

Last one or Cartels.

#12 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2021-07-19 11:04 AM | Reply

#12 so hard to steal at least 100 are missing, at a base where humans regularly go missing.

I personally know people that were "borrowing" gear out of armories 20 years ago just for paintball games up to and including long range thermal units. Most of us already had pvs7 and 14s on field.

#13 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2021-07-19 11:29 AM | Reply

"A former soldier at North Carolina's Fort Bragg was charged in 2019 with stealing more than $2 million worth of property " including 43 night vision devices " over the course of a year and a half."

Check whoever this guy was selling the stuff to first.

Given the current condition of our country, I think the best bet is that the goggles are in the hands of right-wing nationalists. The next coup attempt is going to make Jan 6th look like high school kids were just TPing someone's house.

#14 | Posted by Whatsleft at 2021-07-19 11:40 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#14 | Posted by Whatsleft

I hate to agree with you but I think you are right about next time.

#15 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2021-07-19 12:40 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#13 | Posted by sitzkrieg

I am trying to decipher your post. Are you saying you officially checked out or simply took night vision gear for paintball games? On base or off? And this was common practice?

Man that's some lax security regardless. I get it if it was Okayed through official channels but it seems you are indicating that was not the case...

#16 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2021-07-19 12:43 PM | Reply

#14 | Posted by Whatsleft

I wanted to add - Hood is a different base half a country away. Not that it isn't possible the same buyer(s) were involved. I know some are playing off this as regular occurrence but some people's heads should be rolling over this kind of stuff. You need a double or triple check of inventory.

Who knows where they ended up but the right wing circus is certainly possible and likely but you just don't know. This stuff seems to happen every year - the number of missing guns is scary.

#17 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2021-07-19 12:50 PM | Reply

I am trying to decipher your post. Are you saying you officially checked out or simply took night vision gear for paintball games? On base or off? And this was common practice?
Man that's some lax security regardless. I get it if it was Okayed through official channels but it seems you are indicating that was not the case...

#16 | POSTED BY GALAXIEPETE AT 2021-07-19 12:43 PM | FLAG:

No I just bought PVS-7 nods. There were guardsmen and army guys that would turn up with stuff they took from a base then snuck back in afterwards.

#18 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2021-07-20 09:35 AM | Reply

"In Afghanistan, someone cut the padlock on an Army container and stole 65 Beretta M9s " the same type of gun recovered in Albany. The theft went undetected for at least two weeks, when empty pistol boxes were discovered in the compound. The weapons were not recovered."

"A former member of a Marines special operations unit was busted with two stolen guns. A Navy SEAL lost his pistol during a fight in a restaurant in Lebanon."

"Theft or loss happens more than the Army has publicly acknowledged. During an initial interview, Miller significantly understated the extent to which weapons disappear, citing records that report only a few hundred missing rifles and handguns. But an internal analysis AP obtained, done by the Army's Office of the Provost Marshal General, tallied 1,303 firearms."

Contrary to Boaz's invincible bureaucracy that can't be stolen from, the US military gets stolen from all the time at many levels. Even soldiers in units steal from each other, sometimes maliciously sometimes mildly. Lets say you're a guardsman out on exercise and you accidentally roast your carbine with back blast from your Javelin because you left in the back of your hole. Do you sit there and spend hours cleaning? No. When somebody isn't looking you take theirs and leave yours in its place.

#19 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2021-07-20 10:15 AM | Reply

Surprised a connex box wasn't found aflame to account for the missing gear.

#20 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2021-07-20 04:15 PM | Reply

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