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Homeland Security takes lead in search for Afghan trainees
Air Force: No evidence they pose a threat
W Missing Base Trainees Heal
In this Friday, Oct. 29, 1999 file photo, a mock F-16 fighter jet is silhouetted against the sky at sunrise as workers pass through security and make their way onto Moody Air Force Base, near Valdosta, Ga. Officials say two male Afghan nationals being trained at an Air Force base in Georgia have gone missing. In a news release issued Tuesday night, base officials said the two students didn't report on Monday to "their regular maintenance training" with the 81st Fighter Squadron at Moody Air Force base. - photo by Associated Press
ATLANTA — The Department of Homeland Security has taken a lead role in the search for two Afghan men who disappeared while training with the U.S. military at a base in south Georgia, Air Force officials said Friday. Air Force officials have said that the men were screened before entering the U.S. and that there's no evidence they pose a threat. Homeland Security is coordinating with the U.S. State Department in efforts to locate them, Air Force Lt. Col. Chris Karns said.
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