Alaska airman receives discipline for urinating in coffee maker: report

An Alaska-based airman was punished last week for reportedly peeing in an office coffee maker, according to a report.

The incident was reported in a newsletter written by the legal office of the Anchorage Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson on Feb. 13, although many of the details remained a mystery.

According to the newsletter, the Airman First Class violated two articles -- one being Article 92, dereliction of duty, "for failure to refrain from urinating in the office coffee maker."

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An Alaska based airman was reportedly punished for peeing in an office coffee maker, according to Task &amp; Purpose.<br data-cke-eol="1">

An Alaska based airman was reportedly punished for peeing in an office coffee maker, according to Task &amp; Purpose.<br data-cke-eol="1"> (iStock)

The airman also allegedly violated Article 86, absence without leave, for five days away from duty.

Due to his actions, the airman received a reduction to Airman Basic -- the lowest enlisted rank in the United States Air Force (USAF). The airman also received a reprimand, although it was not clear what that entailed, according to Task & Purpose, a military-focused website.

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Five letters of reprimand were previously given to the airman, according to part of the newsletter, which was posted to the Air Force amn/nco/snco Facebook page.

The newsletter didn't say if the previous reprimands were due to a lack of bladder control or poor judgment, although users replying to the post still had some fun making light of the alleged act.

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"It's not about the money at this point, it's about sending a message," one user joked, referencing the famous Joker quote from "The Dark Knight."