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'Sensitive' Military Gear Missing From Base

Soldiers on lockdown as Army investigates
By Mark Russell,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 9, 2012 3:59 AM CST
'Sensitive' Military Gear Missing From Base
Laser sights, night vision goggles, and other "sensitive" equipment has gone missing from Joint Base Lewis McChord in Washington state.   (Mrkebongesot)

(Newser) – An infantry unit at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington has been locked down since last week after "sensitive" equipment was found to be missing, reports AP. Equipment, including laser-targeting gun sights, night-vision goggles, and weapons scopes in "the six-figure range" were missing and "definitely stolen," said an Army spokesman. A $10,000 reward has been offered, and the Army is conducting a criminal investigation. About 100 soldiers will remain locked down until the probe is complete. (Read more US Army stories.)

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