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    GA - Two AWOL Afghan soldiers (one found), Moody AFB, Valdosta, 7 Dec 2015

    Two Afghan Air Force trainees did not report for duty Monday at Moody Air Force Base in Valdosta, Georgia and are missing. The two men are part of a program to train Afghan pilots and maintenance personnel who will be flying the A-29 Super Tucano fighter aircraft. They are among 9 pilots and 14 maintenance crew who have been at Moody Air Force Base for much of the year. The two men missing are from the maintenance crew. One of the men is an Afghan Air Force Lieutenant, the other man is a Senior Master Sergeant within the Afghan Air Force, officials said.

    http://abcnews.go.com/US/afghan-trai...ry?id=35663414
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    So weird. My immediate thought it some kind of hysterical backlash by US citizens. I hope that is not the case.

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    I am sure there has to be logical explaination for them not to show up for juty - I have some thoughts about this but don't think I can say it on here

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    Gee.... I feel much better.

    http://www.wctv.tv/home/headlines/Tw...ice=tablet&c=y

    ATLANTA (AP) -- Georgia police say there's no indication two Afghan nationals pose a threat after they went missing from an Air Force base.

    Valdosta police Chief Brian Childress said Wednesday that there's "zero evidence" the men are terrorists.

    Childress says federal, local and state agencies are working with the military to find the men.

    Childress says Moody Air Force Base officials informed him Tuesday morning that the men were missing.
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    After the men failed to report for duty on Monday, and they were not found in on-base living quarters, the search widened to include federal, state and local law enforcement agencies to ensure their “safe return,” he said.

    In reply to a question, he said there were no reports of missing weapons “or anything of that nature.”

    “In light of everything going on in the world today we want to make sure no one jumps to any unfair or misinformed conclusions,” he said.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/10/us...e-missing.html

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    Missing Afghan soldiers were in training to replace U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan


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    A former Homeland Security advisor for the U.S Senate, said training foreign soldiers is a common and strategic security move.

    "We train military personnel from all over the world," said Todd Stein. "It's a way us to build allegiances and alliances with foreign military. As they go up through the chain, we know them, we have relationships with them, it's a very valuable piece of our national security apparatus."

    Stein said while no one knows for sure where the two missing Afghan soldiers are, he doesn't believe they pose any type of threat.

    "If these two individuals were radicalized, they had all the tools they needed to do something to America at Moody air force base," he said.

    This is not the first time Afghan soldiers ended up missing from a U.S military base. In 2014, three fled to Canada last year seeking asylum, but were sent back to Afghanistan.
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    Sources: Missing Afghan trainees likely rented car

    VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) -
    Investigators are looking into whether two missing Afghan trainees at Moody Air Force Base may have rented a car from an airport.

    Air Force officials said the two men have been training with the 81st Fighter Squadron at Moody, part of a program to train pilots and maintenance crew members on Afghan A-29 Super Tucano fighter jets.
    When asked about the missing men, the managers of both rental car companies at the Valdosta airport declined to comment. The airport's manager also declined to say anything.

    Air Force and Defense officials said there was no reason to believe either of the two posed any kind of threat.
    Valdosta Police Chief Brian Childress told the Associated Press that there was "zero evidence" the men are terrorists.

    Lowndes county Sheriff Chris Prine said they will continue to remain vigilant and will assist if requested by law enforcement on the base.

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    2 Afghan trainees missing from Georgia air base

    http://www.13wmaz.com/story/news/nat...base/77029044/
    2 Afghan trainees here in the US since last February failed to report for duty Monday morning. Hopefully, they have not met with foul play.
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    http://www.ajc.com/news/news/state-r...dy-air-/npff2/
    “The students have trained alongside American counterparts for the entirety of 2015 and do not pose any apparent threat,” Moody said.
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    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...se-in-georgia/
    2 missing from Massachusetts in 2014 tried to make their way to Canada, hoping for asylum.
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    I am hoping these two men liked it here so much they want to stay and that is why they are missing. The problem with that though we really don't know why they are missing and their motive for doing so.

    I just read an article this morning about an investigation that has been opened when two men who seemed to be foreigners went into Walmart in Lebanon, Mo and purchased over 60 cell phones. I believe it said the FBI is the one investigating. Thank goodness Walmart alerted them about these purchases especially when it is known that terrorists can activate bombs by using cell phones and they can also communicate with other terrorists.
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    Public has right to images of missing Afghans

    http://www.valdostadailytimes.com/op...f06beee38.html

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    Interesting comments here:

    Moody Air Force Base

    https://www.facebook.com/teammoody1/...69238019756738

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    Quote Originally Posted by perfectingpink View Post
    Interesting comments here:

    Moody Air Force Base

    https://www.facebook.com/teammoody1/...69238019756738
    VERY VERY interesting.
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