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Navy Times reports that:

Two Navy chiefs will be forced to retire after helping an enlisted sailor cheat on an advancement exam, officials from the aircraft carrier George Washington told Stars and Stripes on Thursday.

OregonLive.com reports that:

Spc. Richelle Golden arrived atMadigan Army Medical Center in Washington state in February in a wheelchair, expecting to stay a few weeks and be medically retired. She immediately reported that she used marijuana to combat pain and nausea and produced her Oregon medical marijuana card.

But five months later, the Oregon Army National Guard soldier is still atJoint Base Lewis-McChord facing court-martial and squeezed between her home state, which allows medical marijuana, and the Army, which forbids it.

Ooops, who would have guessed the military doesn’t have a heart.  How could she not have understood that the Army and the trial counsel’s will want her to pay, to feel the pain, and to go to jail.  No doubt they will argue her illness is not relevant in extenuation and mitigation under R.C.M. 1001.

The case is playing out at the base where last month members of Congress accused the Army of providing second-class treatment to the Oregon’s 41st Brigade returning from Iraq.

The Madigan Army Hospital at Fort Lewis:

The Warrior Training Units simplify and centralize care but also have been criticized as "warehouses of despair," according to an April investigation by The New York Times.

eWorldPost reports that:

In a recent report by the Daily Beast, Pentagon Investigators are searching for Australian national, Julian Assange, founder of the website, Wikileaks. This follows the arrest of a US soldier last week who illegally leaked classified videos and other documentation to the service. Speculations are thrive that attempts will be made to place pressure on Assange in not publishingclassified material, while others are of the opinion that he may be prosecuted for publishing the information provided to him.

Chicago Sun Times reports:

In another embarrassing revelation for Illinois GOP Senate candidate Rep. Mark
Kirk, a commander in the Navy reserves caught embellishing his military record, a Department of Defense document surfaced Wednesday showing his superiors expressed "concerns arising from his partisan political activities during his last two tours of active duty."