Missing M-240 machine gun recovered in airman's off-base residence

U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Matthew Kahler, left, supervises and provides security for Pfcs. Jonathan Ayers and Adam Hamby while they emplace an M240 machine gun as part of a fighting position in the mountains of Afghanistan\'s Kunar Province on Oct. 23, 2007. The soldiers are all from 2nd Battalion, 503rd Parachute Infantry Regiment. DoD photo by Staff Sgt. Justin Holley, U.S. Army. (Released)

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. - An M-240 machine gun unaccounted for last month has been recovered, according to a spokesperson with Minot Air Force Base.

According to a release from the base, special agents with the Air Force Office of Special Investigations obtained a federal search warrant and recovered the gun in an airman’s off-base residence Tuesday.

The weapon was reported missing May 16.

No further information was released at this time since the investigation is ongoing.

The missing gun, along with a lost can of grenades, prompted a weapons inventory across eight military installations, and the security commander for the 91st Missile Wing was relieved of his duties.