Fourteen enlisted members of the 90th Security Forces Group at F.E. Warren AFB, Wyo., are under investigation for alleged “drug activity,” the Air Force announced March 18. The airmen, all security forces airmen ranked E-2 through E-4, are involved in an Air Force Office of Special Investigations probe after another airman assigned to the group heard about alleged drug activity and reported it to his leadership, Air Force Global Strike Commander Gen. Robin Rand said Friday. The claims are “credible,” and the airmen have been removed from duty, Rand said. The alleged drug activity occurred while the airmen were off duty, though Rand would not say whether it was on or off the base. The airmen are part of the security forces group responsible for both law enforcement on F.E. Warren and security of the intercontinental ballistic missiles at silos in Wyoming. Rand said he first heard of the allegations on March 15, and the Air Force decided to announce the investigation later that week.
The U.S. supports “a stronger and more capable” European defense, Defense Secretary Lloyd J. Austin III said during an Oct. 22 press conference in Brussels—but that defense should not duplicate the functions and capabilities of the NATO alliance.