Twenty-five Airmen receive Articles 15

OSAN AIR BASE, Republic of Korea -- When commanders decide to impose nonjudicial punishment, they have a variety of types of punishment from which to choose. For enlisted members, that list generally includes a reduction in rank, forfeiture of pay, restriction (for example, to the base or from the clubs), extra duties and a reprimand. At some Air Force bases, correctional custody is also an option.

Officers can receive forfeiture of pay, arrest in quarters, restriction and/or a reprimand as punishment. While the facts of some offenses appear similar, commanders take into account the member's duty performance, attitude, potential, and disciplinary history, such as previous counselings, reprimands or nonjudicial punishment, when determining an appropriate punishment.

- A senior airman from 51st Civil Engineer Squadron assaulted a civilian by punching him in the face. Punishment was reduction to the grade of airman 1st class, restriction to Osan for 45 days, restriction from all base alcohol facilities for 45 days, 30 days extra duty and a reprimand.

- A senior airman from 51st Communications Squadron failed to go to the appointed place of duty. Punishment was reduction to the grade of airman 1st class, suspended forfeiture of $200 pay per month for two months, 14 days extra duty and a reprimand.

- A senior airman from 51st CS made a false official statement. Punishment was suspended reduction to grade of airman 1st class, restriction to Osan for 30 days, 30 days extra duty and a reprimand.

- An airman from 51st CS failed to obey a lawful order by wrongfully drinking alcohol underage. Punishment was suspended reduction to the grade of airman basic, forfeiture of $100 pay per month for two months, restriction to Osan for 60 days, restriction from all on-and-off-base alcohol facilities for 60 days and a reprimand.

- A senior airman from 51st Comptroller Squadron stole property of the Army and Air Force Exchange Service. Punishment was suspended reduction to the grade of airman 1st class, restriction to the limits of Osan for 30 days, 30 days extra duty and a reprimand.

- A senior airman from 51st Logistics Readiness Squadron was absent without authority and made a false official statement. Punishment was reduction to the grade of airman 1st class, suspended forfeiture of $846 pay per month for two months, restriction to Osan for 45 days and 45 days extra duty.

- A senior airman from 51st LRS failed to secure the seatbelt while driving on the flightline. Punishment was suspended reduction to the grade of airman 1st class, restriction to Osan for 30 days and 21 days extra duty.

- A senior airman from 51st Maintenance Squadron failed to obey a lawful order by wrongfully violating curfew, made a false official statement, and was drunk and disorderly. Punishment was suspended reduction to the grade of airman 1st class, suspended forfeiture of $150 pay per month for two months, restriction to Osan for 45 days, restriction from all base alcohol facilities for 45 days, 45 days extra duty and a reprimand.

- A staff sergeant from 51st MXS failed to obey a lawful order by wrongfully violating curfew and made a false official statement. Punishment was suspended reduction to the grade of senior airman, forfeiture of $500, restriction to Osan for 30 days, restriction from all base alcohol facilities for 30 days, 30 days extra duty and a reprimand.

- A staff sergeant from 51st Medical Support Squadron misused the Government Travel Card. Punishment was suspended reduction to the grade of senior airman, suspended forfeiture of $750 pay per month for two months, restriction to Osan for 30 days, 30 days extra duty, and a reprimand.

- A senior airman from 51st Mission Support Squadron failed to go to the appointed place of duty. Punishment was reduction to the grade of airman 1st class and restriction to Osan for 60 days.

- An airman 1st class from 51st Security Forces Squadron assaulted another active-duty Air Force member by punching him. Punishment was suspended reduction to the grade of airman, restriction to Osan Air Base for 45 days, restriction from all base alcohol facilities for 45 days, 45 days extra duty, and a reprimand.

- An airman 1st class from 51st SFS was found sleeping on post. Punishment was reduction to Airman, restriction to Osan for 45 days, 45 days extra duty and a reprimand.

- An airman 1st class from 51st SFS failed to obey a lawful order by wrongfully drinking alcohol underage and assaulted another active-duty Air Force member by punching him. Punishment was suspended reduction to the grade of Airman, restriction to Osan for 45 days, restriction from all base alcohol facilities for 45 days, 45 days extra duty and a reprimand.

- A staff sergeant from 554th RED HORSE Squadron was disrespectful in language toward a security forces SNCO, made a false official statement, and was drunk and disorderly. Punishment was reduction to the grade of senior airman, restriction to Osan for 30 days, restriction from all base alcohol establishments for 30 days, and a reprimand.

- A staff sergeant from 607th Combat Operations Squadron misused the Government Travel Card. Punishment was reduction to the grade of senior airman, restriction to Osan for 60 days, and a reprimand.

- A senior airman from 607th Training Flight choked another Air Force member. Punishment was reduction to the grade of airman 1st class, suspended restriction to Osan for 14 days, suspended 14 days extra duty and a reprimand.

- A staff sergeant from 621st Air Control Squadron misused the Government Travel Card. Punishment was suspended reduction to the grade of senior airman, forfeiture of $200 pay per month for two months, restriction to Osan for 35 days, 35 days extra duty, and a reprimand.

- A technical sergeant from 51st Maintenance Operations Squadron violated a lawful general regulation by conspiring to and wrongfully transferring duty free and tax free goods to an unauthorized recipient in the Republic of Korea. Punishment was reduction to the grade of staff sergeant and forfeiture of $1263 pay per month for two months.