ALERT: Two Afghan Military Officers Missing From Training In U.S.
Federal authorities and Georgia police are searching for two male Afghan nationals who were reported missing by U.S. military officials after they failed to report for aircraft maintenance training at the Moody Air Force Base (AFB) in southern Georgia on Monday.
In a statement, officials from the Moody AFB in Valdosta, Georgia, said the two Afghan air force students “do not pose any apparent threat.”
“There is a well-coordinated process among federal agencies to locate the individuals as quickly as possible and return them accordingly to the proper authorities to manage their present situation,” added the officials.
Monday’s incident is not unprecedented. Other members of the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF), which includes military and police units, have gone missing in the recent past while participating in U.S.-based training programs. One of them was granted asylum by the United States in January.
The reason why the two men may have left the Moody base remains unknown.