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Air Force introduces liberty cards to replace unpopular curfew rule

Date Posted: 2005-07-29

The Air Force at Kadena Air Base is following the Marine Corps lead, instituting a liberty card program for young airmen.

Spurred by a child molestation incident involving an Air Force sergeant, the base slapped an overnight curfew on all service members early this month, prohibiting all off base activities during the midnight to 5am time.

This week that policy was rescinded, shifting to a special liberty pass program for junior enlisted personnel. Officials have created a blue pass which goes to all airmen and junior sergeants, restricting them to base weekdays midnight to 6am and weekends 1am~6am. The program is similar to one the Marine Corps started last year.

Air Force officials say about 2,800 of the base’s 7,000 personnel, some 40% of its contingent, is subject to the program. A silver liberty pass is being issued to more senior enlisted personnel and officers. It allows unrestricted travel during nighttime hours. The base commander, Brigadier General Jan Marc Jouas, says local commanders can rant exceptions, and also revoke the silver status of officers and non-commissioned officers if they feel it warranted.

The off base activities ban on civilians and family members has been lifted.

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