Air Force sergeant accused of placing white nationalist stickers in Colorado towns

Air Force sergeant accused of placing white nationalist stickers in Colorado towns
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An Air Force sergeant in Colorado has been accused of having ties to a white nationalist group.

Master Sgt. Cory Reeves was identified as a member of the group Identity Evropa by Colorado Springs activists, The Denver Post reported Wednesday. 

Reeves reportedly presented himself as a leader of a local chapter of the group. He posted pictures on message boards of himself and others putting up the group's stickers and holding its banners, according to the Post. He also reportedly appears in a video of two men painting the group's logo under a Denver overpass. 

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Officials at Schriever Air Force Base, where Reeves is stationed, are reportedly investigating whether he was involved with the group. Reeves told the Post he had no comment on the allegations. 

"The Air Force is aware of the allegations and is looking into it. Racism, bigotry, hatred, and discrimination have no place in the Air Force," Air Force spokesman Maj. Nicholas Mercurio told The Hill in a statement.

"We are committed to maintaining a culture where all Airmen feel welcome and can thrive," he added. 

The spokesman also said that Air Force personnel are prohibited from advocating supremacist or extremist views or for illegal discrimination.

"Members who actively participate in such groups or activities are subject to adverse action," he added, but did not provide additional information.

The Anti-Defamation League has identified Identity Evropa as a white supremacist group and the Southern Poverty Law Center calls it a hate group.

Updated at 5:20 p.m.