Security Forces Training Incident Prompts Investigation at Little Rock AFB

The 19th Airlift Wing at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark., launched an investigation after a 19th Security Forces Squadron Airman discharged their weapon into a classroom wall during a Feb. 14 “dry-fire training,” wing spokesperson 1st Lt. Jessica M. Cicchetto wrote in a Feb. 19 email to Air Force Magazine.

These trainings let defenders practice employing their weapons and marksmanship basics, she explained.

“During this training event, a live round was discharged and traveled into a wall,” she wrote. “There were no injuries or fatalities reported.”

The investigation aims to figure out what caused the discharge and how to stop this kind of incident from happening again, Cicchetto said.

The popular, but unofficial, Air Force amn/nco/snco Facebook page first shared a report of a “negligent discharge” at the base on Feb. 14.

The incident comes amid an Air Force Inspector General review of security at all Air Force and Space Force installations around the globe, which Acting Air Force Secretary John P. Roth and USAF Chief of Staff Gen. Charles Q. Brown Jr. ordered following a Feb. 4 breach at Joint Base Andrews, Md.