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Washing out of the program as prior service results in an Honorabe administrative discharge. However, the going AWOL would result in a punitive discharge of some sort, most likely an other than honorable of some sort.
Just going before the CO I thought he would probably have been given an Article 15 or less for a first offense from the jest of the article. Speculating that he could also have been on his way out of the program as an undesirable.
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I went to HS with Bill he was a great man, warrior, father, husband.

I am sickened that there are those putting an of the blame upon him when it was a POS's fault.
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Speculating that he could also have been on his way out of the program as an undesirable.
I do not know either individual or specifics other than what is being disclosed disclosed in various news sources.

However one consistency is Bellino enlisted and entered active duty during June 2015. This is at least nine months ago.

The other consistency is he went AWOL early in his screening, selection, and preparatory training. Indicating strong probability he was AWOL for six months or more.

At least one article suggests he was recently found several hundred mile away outside the state of Texas in a manner that was not his voluntarily returning to an AFB base to face and determine accountability for his AWOL status.

Begs question on how he was seeing the commander for Article-15 disciplinary action or for whatever reason at 5:30 AM with two concealed weapons.
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Old 11 April 2016, 17:29
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I do not know either individual or specifics other than what is being disclosed disclosed in various news sources.

However one consistency is Bellino enlisted and entered active duty during June 2015. This is at least nine months ago.

The other consistency is he went AWOL early in his screening, selection, and preparatory training. Indicating strong probability he was AWOL for six months or more.

At least one article suggests he was recently found several hundred mile away outside the state of Texas in a manner that was not his voluntarily returning to an AFB base to face and determine accountability for his AWOL status.

Begs question on how he was seeing the commander for Article-15 disciplinary action or for whatever reason at 5:30 AM with two concealed weapons.
Didn't know the length of time he'd been gone from the articles I read.
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^^^Did see a post that he was escorted back to the base to face NJP but haven't been able to validate it yet.
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http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-...412-story.html

This seems to be pretty well researched. Steve was in Afghanistan in 2009, he hurt his knee out by Anaconda and pretty sure that was the last he was in Group, never saw him after that deployment. He was an Ohio State grad, psychology major and studied Arabic and Spanish. I had a class with him titled Psychology of Personal Security- given the circumstances I find that odd for some reason.

He never seemed violent to me, just not your normal married with two kids team guy. There are plenty of stories that can be told, just like any other dude in Group for that long. Wish this was the only time I had seen a former member of the Regiment do something stupid to himself or others but I don't think it will be the last.
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Stege Bellino was in B 2/19 SFG when I was there 2002/03 time frame. Not on my ODA, but another one. He was an arrogant prick, though he was better than everyone else. Hard for others to get along with. His "Team Daddy" had issues with him, attitude wise. Technically, physically he was one of the top men in the company, but hard to work with. So when I found out it was him, it did not really surprise me, based on his attitude towards others. He probably could not handle that he "was not good enough" or others were better than him and putting him in his place.

He needlessly killed a good man who was a father of a 3 yr old and 7 yr old son.
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Stege Bellino was in B 2/19 SFG ..... He was an arrogant prick....

He needlessly killed a good man who was a father of a 3 yr old and 7 yr old son.
Here's hoping the 'arrogant prick' rots in hell
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Stege Bellino was in B 2/19 SFG when I was there 2002/03 time frame. Not on my ODA, but another one. He was an arrogant prick, though he was better than everyone else. Hard for others to get along with. His "Team Daddy" had issues with him, attitude wise. Technically, physically he was one of the top men in the company, but hard to work with. So when I found out it was him, it did not really surprise me, based on his attitude towards others. He probably could not handle that he "was not good enough" or others were better than him and putting him in his place.

He needlessly killed a good man who was a father of a 3 yr old and 7 yr old son.
I never had an issue with him at all. My experience was that he was a hard-charger and reliable. I never got attitude from him.

What he did as his final action in this life is beyond comprehension. He devastated two families; the LTC’s and his own. My thoughts are with both of them in this tragic period. I know they will never be the same, but I hope they can heal in time.

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I never had an issue with him at all. My experience was that he was a hard-charger and reliable. I never got attitude from him.

What he did as his final action in this life is beyond comprehension. He devastated two families; the LTC’s and his own. My thoughts are with both of them in this tragic period. I know they will never be the same, but I hope they can heal in time.

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More than two families have been devasted. I imagine the 1st Sgt will have PTSD from this, as will others who were in the building.

The first cops to respond and enter the office were also the first cops to respond to a suicide (week earlier?), so I suspect this will impact them.

He was a good officer who actually cared for his enlisted troops, a rarity in today's military.

I was told he was a NYANG member, which would account for his June enlistment and March Indoc date.

FWIW- I believe the class he quit is in week 5 of Indoc, think this impacts them?
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This seems to be pretty well researched. Steve was in Afghanistan in 2009, he hurt his knee out by Anaconda and pretty sure that was the last he was in Group, never saw him after that deployment.
I've been following the news articles and have yet to see detailed disclosure of his service history and activities. Same with his FBI employment history.

However that being said Operation Anaconda was conducted in during early March 2002 which puts confusion into the above timeline summary.

Further I've know several despicable people who never gave me any problems when we were assigned to the same units, but eventually showed their true colors. For example one faked his death for seven years and robbed 10 (FBI suspects at least 20 more) during those seven years. Another has federal conviction of child porn and child trafficking for prostitution. The fact of going AWOL over inability to meet performance standards and subsequently murdering his student training squadron commander and subsequently committing suicide is damning undisputable evidence of an individuals true despicable character.

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I've been following the news articles and have yet to see detailed disclosure of his service history and activities. Same with his FBI employment history.

However that being said Operation Anaconda was conducted in during early March 2002 which puts confusion into the above timeline summary.
The way I read KMP's sentence was as a reference to FOB Anaconda, not the Operation. "Out by" as opposed to "during."

And you're right about a public disclosure of his FBI history.
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MSN has a bit of new/rehashed info today:

After two decades in the Army Special Forces, several deployments overseas and a stint in the F.B.I., Steven Bellino switched to the Air Force to become an elite pararescue lifesaver trained to jump from planes and save aircrews behind enemy lines. The motto of the rescuers is, “That others may live.”

But last week, just a few months into training, Sergeant Bellino, facing court-martial for being absent without leave, walked into his squadron’s headquarters at Joint Base San Antonio, in Texas, with two pistols and gunned down his commander, Lt. Col. William Schroeder, according to a Department of Defense spokeswoman, who said the sergeant then killed himself.

More info on MSN, with all the static from other news sources I didn't know if I could post the link.

Just a sad situation all around.
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Old 17 April 2016, 00:15
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I was told he was a NYANG member, which would account for his June enlistment and March Indoc date.
I'm currently a permanent RV (28 foot Class C Winnebago) traveler. Been on the road since December and currently I just arrived at Kirtland AFB.

I can confirm Sergeant Bellino enlisted into active duty Air Force and not into the AF Reserves or the Air Guard. Apparently requirements/concerns pertinent to age were dropped last year for various reasons.

It will be interesting in what shakes out as the result of this tragedy.
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The first cops to respond and enter the office were also the first cops to respond to a suicide (week earlier?), so I suspect this will impact them.
Correct assessment on the response; the suicide happened back in Feb. You work on JBSA?
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Correct assessment on the response; the suicide happened back in Feb. You work on JBSA?
Wife does, I do volunteer work with the various Wounded Warrior programs on Lackland and at BAMC.
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