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Army Times reports.The Army says a soldier who returned to a hero’s welcome in Wisconsin misrepresented his rank, badges and the origin of his injuries.

FayObserver reports:

The 11th juror was provisionally seated in the court-martial of Army Master Sgt. Timothy B. Hennis on Wednesday.

The court-martial, a capital murder trial, needs a minimum of 12 jurors to proceed.

Air Force Times reports:

An airman stationed at Minot Air Force Base faces court-martial in the alleged sexual abuse of his 14-month-old son.

Wasau Daily Herald reports:

A 23-year-old Wausau man accused of deserting from the U.S. Navy in 2008 was arrested this weekend and could face punishment from the Navy.

Huffington Post reports on private military and security contracting (PMSC) issues:

As much of the public discussion, including college campuses, of private military and security contracting (PMSC) is, unfortunately, noted for its inaccurate characterization of contractors as mercenaries, and frequently over the top characterizations of companies as war profiteers, or extreme right wing Christian crusaders (a not so subtle reference to the presumed religious beliefs of Eric Prince of what was Blackwater, now Xe Services) it is refreshing, indeed, a bit astonishing, to find a student publication that actually tries to take a level headed, dispassionate look at the subject.