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Army Times reports that:

An Army captain from Colorado charged with killing two Iraqi civilians has been convicted of lesser charges in Iraq.

Military officials say Capt. Carl Bjork was found guilty of reckless endangerment and negligent homicide in a general court-martial on Tuesday. He was reprimanded and will lose a third of his salary for one year.

Army Times reports:

The mother of an Army specialist from Oshkosh who was fatally shot at Fort Hood in Texas says she’s disappointed in the sentence given to the soldier who killed her son.

Armando Baca will spend 20 years in a military prison at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., for shooting 30-year-old Ryan Schlack during a party at the base.

Air Force Times reports that:  Chief Gurney’s Article 32, UCMJ, hearing is scheduled for 26 May 2010, at Wright-Patt AFB, OH.  bnd.com also has a post.

Air Force Times reports:

Two special operations pilots flying across Africa took a gamble that cost them big time.

Even though they had six passengers, a crew member and not a clue where to find an emergency landing strip, they decided to risk flying on fumes to stay on schedule.

Call them fuel-hardy, refusing twice to fill up with Jet-A gas.

The twin-engine DHC-8 crashed in remote scrubland, wounding all nine onboard. Five had broken bones. A few simply suffered bruises. Three had back injuries so serious that they couldn’t walk.

As for the $7 million plane, the Air Force wrote it off as a total loss.

And no disciplinary action.