Complaint: Religious message on boxes broke Air Force rules

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio (AP) — A complaint alleges an intelligence center at Ohio’s largest military base broke U.S. Air Force rules by allowing religious references on charity collection boxes that were inside two of its buildings.

The Dayton Daily News reports ( ) a National Air and Space Intelligence Center employee filed the complaint Tuesday with the center’s Inspector General’s office. The Military Religious Freedom Foundation says it’s representing 27 employees at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base on the issue.

The foundation says the boxes quoted bible verses. It wants those responsible investigated and punished for violating Air Force regulations.

A center spokeswoman says that agency will put standard signage on organizations’ boxes with a disclaimer noting those organizations and collection activities aren’t endorsed by the Air Force, the Department of Defense or the United States.


Information from: Dayton Daily News,