THE TWO TRAINEES ARE STILL MISSING! The public has received no picture or description of the two Afghan men who were last seen on Friday of last week. They will not say why they’re not giving a description to the public. It would help if they let people know what these two men look like.
MOODY AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. — Authorities are searching south Georgia for two male Afghan air force students who did not report for duty Monday, officials said.
The students have been at Moody Air Force Base since February of this year and were screened prior to coming to the U.S. more than a year ago, according to officials with the base.
The base says that both men have trained alongside U.S. troops for the entirety of this year and do not pose any apparent threat. The students and their class were set to graduate on Dec. 18.
Federal authorities are involved because these are international military students, said Captain Korey Fratini, Chief of Public Affairs for the air force base.
The two students were last accounted for Friday but did not show up for duty on Monday.
They are part of Afghan Air Force and are maintenance aircraft students here training to learn how to maintain the a29 Super Tucano. Foley said they are not pilots.
There are 9 Afghan pilots at Moody and 14 Afghan aircraft maintainers, according to Foley.
There is a coordinated effort among federal agencies to locate these men as quickly as possible and return them to the proper authorities, a statement from the base said.
They were both assigned to the 81st Fighter Squadron. The base is near Valdosta, Ga. off of Interstate 75.
According to Forey, the students are considered absconded for now.
They are not releasing missing males names, ages or pics right now but did not say why.
When they are located he says they will be brought back to Moody AFB and Foley does not know what will happen next.
Foley said the main focus is trying to get info out to local communities that the information they have is there is no indication they pose any threat.
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