Appeal No. 83-888.

727 F.2d 1574 (1984)

Raul M. VILLELA, Petitioner, v. DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE, Respondent.

United States Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit.

March 2, 1984.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Steven M. Angel, San Antonio, Tex., submitted for petitioner.

J. Paul McGrath, Asst. Atty. Gen., David M. Cohen, Director, Thomas W. Petersen and Cynthia C. Cummings, Washington, D.C., submitted for respondent.

Lt. Col. David P. Buck, Dept. of the Air Force, Washington, D.C., of counsel.

Before MARKEY, Chief Judge, KASHIWA and NIES, Circuit Judges.

MARKEY, Chief Judge.

Appeal from a decision of the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) sustaining the Department of Air Force's removal of Raul M. Villela (Villela) from employment. We affirm.


On February 23, 1981, Villela was scheduled to work in the warehouse at Kelly Air Force Base from 3 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. with lunch between 7 and 7:30. During lunch, Villela left the base with co-workers Gitan and Salazar. The men did not return...

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