Military Spouse Opened Fire On Man Who Breached Military Base

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A military spouse opened fire on a man who breached base security at Joint Base Andrews on Monday after the intruder made his way to the home of a high-ranking military leader.

The breach occurred just before noon Monday after a man gained “unauthorized access” to the military base’s residential area. Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force JoAnne Bass, the highest-ranking enlisted member of the Air Force, confirmed to the Associated Press on Tuesday that the intruder had reached her home, prompting her husband to take defensive action. (RELATED: Senators Want To Make It Easer For Military Spouses To Possess Firearms)

“We appreciate the outpouring of support we received after this incident. I can confirm that my husband, Rahn, was involved, and is safe, thanks to the quick response and professionalism of our Security Forces Airmen,” Bass said in a Tuesday statement to AP.

This the third breach at the Maryland base since Feb. 2021, when a man bypassed military security at the gate and made his way through additional secure fencing to the flight line while wearing a cap with “Mickey ears,” AP reported. In March 2022, an armed 17-year-old male and another unidentified person drove a stolen vehicle through the military checkpoint at the gate just before Vice President Kamala Harris returned from a trip to Selma, Alabama, NBC News reported.