Firings, Indictments and Other Military Misdoings: Special Air Force Edition

The Long March
U.S. Air Force/Staff Sgt. Bennie J. Davis III

  • Some morons on the Air Force Academy men’s swim team face criminal charges in a hazing incident, with a possibility of sentences of up to 5 years.
  • Air Force Brig. Gen. Paul Tibbets, the grandson of the pilot who flew the atomic bomb plane over Hiroshima, is being booted for a bunch of general-like transgressions.
  • An Air Force major, a National Security Agency official and one other person were indicted on a contract-rigging scheme.
  • Sorry ‘bout the cancer, you’re fired!: The Air Force dumped the academic dean of the Air Force Special Operations School for using cannabis to treat his prostate cancer. Would be savagely ironic if the cancer were the result of his Vietnam service, no?

What is going on, USAF? Are you all right in there? Hold my beer!, replies the U.S. Marine Corps:

  • What is going on at 29 Palms? I know it is a weird place but it looks to be getting weirder.
  • And the U.S. Marine Corps commander down in Darwin, Australia, got his butt thrown on the barby for a DUI.
  • Meanwhile, an Army officer sued over being shot by a Triple Canape contractor at Bagram. Let’s be careful out there.

(U.S. Attorney's Office in Maryland)

GREENBELT, Md. (Reuters) - A U.S. Coast Guard lieutenant accused of amassing a cache of weapons and plotting to attack Democratic politicians and journalists was ordered held for two weeks on Thursday while federal prosecutors consider charging him with more crimes.

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An undated image of Hoda Muthana provided by her attorney, Hassan Shibly. (Associated Press)

Attorneys for the Constitutional Law Center for Muslims in America have filed a lawsuit against Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Attorney General William Barr and President Donald Trump asking the court to recognize the citizenship of an Alabama woman who left the U.S. to join ISIS and allow she and her young son to return to the United States.

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U.S. soldiers surveil the area during a combined joint patrol in Manbij, Syria, November 1, 2018. Picture taken November 1, 2018. (U.S. Army/Zoe Garbarino/Handout via Reuters)

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States will leave "a small peacekeeping group" of 200 American troops in Syria for a period of time after a U.S. pullout, the White House said on Thursday, as President Donald Trump pulled back from a complete withdrawal.

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Construction crews staged material needed for the Santa Teresa Border Wall Replacement project near the Santa Teresa Port of Entry. (U.S. Customs and Border Patrol/Mani Albrecht)

With a legal fight challenge mounting from state governments over the Trump administration's use of a national emergency to construct at the U.S.-Mexico border, the president has kicked his push for the barrier into high gear.

On Wednesday, President Trump tweeted a time-lapse video of wall construction in New Mexico; the next day, he proclaimed that "THE WALL IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION RIGHT NOW"

But there's a big problem: The footage, which was filmed more than five months ago on Sep. 18, 2018, isn't really new wall construction at all, and certainly not part of the ongoing construction of "the wall" that Trump has been haggling with Congress over.

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(From left to right) Chris Osman, Chris McKinley, Kent Kroeker, and Talon Burton

A group comprised of former U.S. military veterans and security contractors who were detained in Haiti on weapons charges has been brought back to the United States and arrested upon landing, The Miami-Herald reported.

The men — five Americans, two Serbs, and one Haitian — were stopped at a Port-au-Prince police checkpoint on Sunday while riding in two vehicles without license plates, according to police. When questioned, the heavily-armed men allegedly told police they were on a "government mission" before being taken into custody.

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