More Secret Service agents gone; Obama briefedLocal airman involved

In this photo taken Oct. 4, 2008, David Chaney, right, who identified himself on his Facebook account as a member of Republican Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin's Secret Service detail, watches Palin during a rally in Carson, Calif. Chaney's lawyer, Lawrence Berger of New York, said he is representing Chaney in the fallout from the prostitution scandal inside the Secret Service. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

Capt. Wayne Capps, a public affairs officer at Joint Base Charleston, confirmed an airman from the Charleston installation is being investigated as part of the Department of Defense’s look into the events in Colombia.

He declined to disclose the airman’s name, rank or duties, or if he is still reporting to his military assignment.

“DOD is taking a lead in this matter,” Capps said, adding that he expected more information on the airman and his role will be released when the investigation is over.

The military says six of the 11 service members involved are from the Army, two each are from the Marines and Navy and the airman.

The service members were staying in the same Colombian hotel as 11 Secret Service employees.

Staff and wire reports