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eNews Park Forest reports.

Last August, Travis Bishop refused to serve in Afghanistan. Having filed for Conscientious Objector (CO) status, Bishop, based at Fort Hood, Texas, in the US Army’s 57th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, was court-martialed and sentenced to 12 months in a military brig. He was released from the brig today.

Bishop served his time in Northwest Joint Regional Correctional Facility at Fort Lewis, Washington. This military brig is notorious for being a particularly difficult jail to serve time.

gazette.com reports that:

A Fort Carson soldier will face court martial next week in the Halloween rape of a woman on post last October, two months after the soldier’s return from his first deployment to Iraq.

Eyewitness News 3 reports that:

The first cadet ever court-martialed at the Coast Guard Academy in New London has lost another appeal.

Cadet Webster Smith has filed a series of appeals since his conviction in 2006. Now, his only hope is to get his case in front of the United States Supreme Court.

United States v. Smith, 68 M.J. ___ (C.A.A.F. 2010).