Sailor charged in May NAS Oceana jet fuel spill

A sailor has been charged on Friday in relation to the 94,000 gallons of jet fuel that spilled on May 10 at the Naval Air Station Oceana.

NORFOLK, Va. (WVEC) -- A sailor has been charged on Friday in relation to the 94,000 gallons of jet fuel that spilled on May 10 at the Naval Air Station Oceana.

The sailor, who is assigned to Naval Supply System Command Fleet Logistics Center Norfolk is charged with alleged willful dereliction of duties, alleged false official statement, and alleged loss of military property.

A trial date has not been set, but the Navy is expected to convene a special court-martial later this year.

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The sailor violated Article(s) 92, 107, and 108 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ).

The administrative investigation regarding the incident has been completed, but because of the ongoing military justice proceedings, its release will be delayed until the court-martial has concluded. 

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