Two men from Afghanistan who are undergoing training at an Air Force base in Georgia have been reported missing, officials said Tuesday.
Officials at Moody Air Force Base, near Valdosta, said in a statement the two students didn’t report Monday to “their regular maintenance training” with the 81st Fighter Squadron.
The two men have been training at the base since February and “were screened prior to their arrival in the United States more than a year ago,” according to the statement. "There's zero evidence that these guys are terrorists," said Brian Childress, police chief in Valdosta, which is near Moody Air Force Base.
Officials said federal authorities are searching for the students, who have been training “alongside American counterparts for the entirety of 2015 and do not pose any apparent threat.” Officials didn’t release a description of the men or their names. The two had been at Moody since February 2015 as part of a training program aimed at improving the Afghanistan air force, according to the base's statement.