While some reports named the technique used by Tabor as waterboarding, strictly speaking, it was not. Waterboarding involves covering the individual's face with fabric or cloth and pouring water over the nose and mouth to simulate drowning.
According to reports, "Tabor said he submerged her face three or four times until the water was lapping around her forehead and jawline."
Tabor had won custody of his daughter only four weeks earlier. Her mother lives in Kansas. Tabor has been charged with assault and ordered to remain on his base and have no contact with his daughter or girlfriend (who was not named). He is due to appear in court later this week.