Fort Drum Unit Released from Seven-Day Lockdown After Families Protest

Posted November 26, 2013 at 3:38pm

The Watertown (NY) Daily Times reports that “the soldiers of the Headquarters and Headquarters Company of the 277th Aviation Support Battalion were allowed to return to their homes and families Monday night after being confined in a seven-day lockdown in a cold hangar during a search for missing inventory.”

“The $50,000 in missing items turned out to be more than 100 bayonets and approximately 800 scopes, according to people with knowledge of the situation. The items were first reported missing Nov. 18, and the lockdown began that afternoon.”

“The 10th Mountain Division’s public affairs office said Monday night that it could not confirm the missing inventory, as the investigation was ongoing. The office said lockdown is standard procedure when items of value are unaccounted for.”