Col. Jason Beers canned

| May 24, 2018 | 45 Comments

Colonel Jason Beers, the commander of the 91st Security Forces Group at Minot Air Force Base in North Dakota was canned after his unit lost a crate of grenade ammunition and a machine gun earlier this month, according to the Air Force Times;

Col. Jason Beers was relieved by the commander of the 91st Missile Wing, Col. Colin Connor “due to a loss of trust and confidence after a series of events under the scope of his leadership,” including the weapon and ammunition losses, according to a release from Minot…Even a $5,000 reward for information leading to the recovery of the grenades yielded nothing, and Minot called off the search. The Air Force’s Office of Special Investigations also opened an investigation after the 7.62 caliber machine gun’s loss, and the 5th Bomb Wing and 91st Missile Wing began digging through their weapons inventories to try to find it.

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  1. A Proud Infidel®™ says:

    They busted a Buzzard, I wonder how many more heads will roll? I know that losing a weapon in the Army creates a huge shitstorm and we all know that shit rolls downhill!

    • HMCS(FMF) ret says:

      Same in the Marine Corps… remember many a unit at the Stumps being locked down from liberty over a missing weapon (and the guy that “misplaced” it having a really tough life for the next 30 – 45 days doing some menial task).

      • OSC(SW) Retired says:

        Been there and still think the Navy might have been insane in the 80s. Back in the day a SM3 on my ship made the strange decision to clear his 1911 standing near the brow. Not sure why he had a round chambered in the first place, but when he pulled the slide back, that round did a belly flop into San Diego harbor. 1 round cost him half a months pay, a suspended bust, and 30 days of restriction and extra duty.

        • A Proud Infidel®™️ says:


        • 11B-Mailclerk says:

          The really funny-weird part, is that attempting to catch the ejected round can cause it to re-enter the action, and get pinched in such a way a to explode.

          I have a blown-up 10mm case somewhere from exactly that. You can still see the odd-shaped dent in the primer where something crushed it. Thing looks like a brass flower.

  2. Hayabusa says:

    Who could have seen this coming.

  3. Azygos says:

    I wonder what else is going to come up missing after they tear the place apart?

  4. Greg Roy says:

    Anybody reading about the LSD use by more than a few of those missile watchers?

  5. Jay says:

    Im still trying to figure out how the hell you LOSE a 240 and a BOX of grenades.

    • MSG Eric says:

      Back in the 90s a friend of mine told me his last unit lost a Helicopter. Yes, a whole helicopter.

      Apparently, they were on exercise somewhere and when they left, they forgot to take one chopper with them. It sat there for a month before he was told to “find it” because no one could account for it.

      So, after he did some checking, he called down to the exercise location and asked and they were like, “Oh that’s your chopper? We were wondering who’s it was. Well, it’s still here and waiting if you want to come get it.” And so they did, he got a TDY for a couple days out of it going down with the pilots to grab it up and bring it back to their unit.

      • SFC D says:

        11th Signal BDE lost a building. They had a big, doublewide-trailer type classroom next to the electronic repair shop. It was unusable after about 15 years of abuse and neglect, got shipped off to wherever old shit like that goes. Unfortunately, somebody didn’t update the S-4 and then things got silly.

      • Hack Stone says:

        Yeah, but they really nailed his ass on those accrued lot fees. They probably put a boot on the skid until he paid up.

      • jonp says:

        When our unit was coming back from 29 Palms to Bragg we lost an entire train full of equipment. Humvee’s, jeeps, signal trucks etc including our gear that was in them. After a couple of months the train was found on a siding in South Dakota or some BFE location. When they switched locomotives they shunted the cars onto a siding and forgot where they left them.

        • 11B-Mailclerk says:

          That is just….. too freaking funny.

          Some “black helicopters are coming” weirdo probably saw that sidetracked load and headed to a forest hideout in the Pacific Northwest.

        • timactual says:

          So how did y’all fill all that free time? No maintenance, no training, etc.

          When I was in Germany we went on the same train as our vehicles. Third class, of course.

  6. Jeff LPH 3, 63-66 says:

    Well Col;, you’l just have to grin and Beer’s it.

  7. Club Manager, USA ret. says:

    I’m missing something here and maybe one of you “newbees” can unconfused me. When I served in the Air Police, we checked out our weapons and ammo by signature before each guard mount then at the end of the shift turned them in (after clearing the weapon) and the return was recorded. Access to the weapons room was restricted and controlled and weapons were even cleaned in the room. Has that procedure changed since the 60’s?

  8. Ex-PH2 says:

    Okay, my guess is, based on the most recent bank robbery by two masked people with long guns (one now dead, one arrested), that someone is planning to go rob a bank or hold up an armored car for the cash load.

    But what do I know, other than watching too many 1940s gangster movies?

  9. 26Limabeans says:

    “Col. Jason Beers canned”

    Almost spilled my beer.

  10. Martinjmpr says:

    Beers got canned, huh? I mean, I heard there was trouble brewing, but now that this has come to a head it looks like maybe the USAF has a case on him?

    Was he drunk with power or is this just a hangover from the Obama era?

    I mean, just look at this guy’s mug!

    It appears that this is a keg of trouble for someone. I’ll bet someone who is a member of the bar will be taking interest in this very soon. I wonder who the Air Force will tap to prosecute this?

    I’ll let myself out. Don’t forget to tip your waitresses!

  11. 2/17 Air Cav says:

    Lost: A machine gun and a box of ammo for a grenade launcher. If found, please contact the United States Air Force. Reward.

  12. 2/17 Air Cav says:

    What’s really important is not lost machine guns and ammo, not naval vessels running into other ships and lives being needlessly lost, and certainly not a ship being stuck for a couple of months in Canadia because no one watches The Weather Channel. Nor is it the rash of a/c crashes. These things are par for the course in recent years. What’s really important is that homosexuals and transgenders are free to exercise their perversions and that no one in military service be made to feel bad.

  13. Cheese Eater McBlobfish says:

    Tell me about it. During Operation Dessert Stromboli, I was guarding a shack containing a 7 pound block of cheese. It got lost during my guard shift.

  14. Five Beers says:

    Beers can’t hold a candle to ol’ Five Beers. The things I’ve lost could fill a book or an hour of BBQ grill time.

  15. Stephen F. McCartney, M.D. says:

    A friend of mine lost the barrel of a machine gun at 29 Palms in 1970 as USMCR. Big deal, investigation etc. He felt another fellow had lost theirs and stole his, etc. Anyway he got reamed as a LCPL, as expected. Did his time and left
    22 yrs later he is an accomplished PA-C, married, marathon runner etc. Wants to join USNR . Got rejected..after they saw he lost the barrel as an 18 y.o. Oh well. Consequences !
    CAPT Bones USN (ret)

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