The commander of a Marine V-22 Osprey squadron was defenestrated. If the Marine Corps is going to fire the skipper every time one of those monstrosities goes down, they’re going to burn through a lot of aviation lieutenant colonels.
The king of Saudi Arabia booted the chief of the military. No reason given.
A British officer was blamed for damage inflicted on a submarine whilst engaged in training exercises, the always interesting Gibraltar Chroniclereports.
A Navy commander caught up in the “Trump-Sized Leonard” scandal pleaded guilty to accepting bribes, including the services of Mongolian prostitutes. WaPo: “Officers from the Blue Ridge consumed or pocketed about $1 million in gourmet meals, liquor, cash, vacations, airline tickets, tailored suits, Cuban cigars, luxury watches, cases of beef, designer handbags, antique furniture and concert tickets — and reveled in the attention of an armada of prostitutes, records show.” With that on their resumes, I’m surprised that Paul Manafort didn’t hire the officers to be lobbyists.
I wish the Army would be as transparent as the Navy is about reliefs. Why is the Army so reluctant to be open? Aren’t they supposed to be the most democratic and transparent of the services?
Benjamin Franklin nailed it when he said, "Fatigue is the best pillow." True story, Benny. There's nothing like pushing your body so far past exhaustion that you'd willingly, even longingly, take a nap on a concrete slab.
Airman 1st Class Isaiah Edwards has been sentenced to 35 years in prison after a military jury found him guilty of murder in connection with the death of a fellow airman in Guam, Air Force officials announced on Tuesday.
A Russian man got drunk as all hell and tried to hijack an airplane on Tuesday, according to Russian news agencies.
So, pretty much your typical day in Siberia. No seriously: As Reuters notes, "drunken incidents involving passengers on commercial flights in Russia are fairly common, though it is unusual for them to result in flights being diverted."