Some 100 soldiers and unit leaders remained on a restricted lockdown for a sixth day at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington state on Monday while Army investigators probed the theft of sensitive optics equipment, a base spokesman said.
Our unit had M2 range qualification. Between the range and the unit, they lost a barrel - just the barrel. The rest of the battalion got called out about 1800. About 2100 or so, they found it. The barrel had rolled under the seats in the back of the Deuce and a half.
I also thought I remembered a an incident involving another M240 theft. Airman took it home. Best of all, it is the home of the missile fields.
Do they not do sight counts in other branches? In the usmc everything serialized that goes out the window has an id card placed in its weapon rack saying who has it. The last place you go to before you go to the field and the first place you go to after is the armory.