An Ellsworth Air Force Base airman facing a court martial for his involvement in the shooting of a fellow airman last year has pleaded guilty to two of the four charges brought forth by the U.S. Air Force.
Airman Vinicus "Vinnie" Santana pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance (steroids) and reckless endangerment Tuesday morning during his court martial hearing. He still faces charges of conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance and attempted murder charges.
A man arrested as he tried to enter MacDill Air Force Base with weapons and ammunition in his car is a serviceman listed as being absent without leave, base officials said Tuesday.
A George Washington sailor who cheated on his third-class petty officer exam — after two chiefs told him to do so — will not face any punishment, a Navy spokeswoman said.
There’s more on the Navy reservist political candidate ethics issue:
Star Tribune.com reports:
Republican Senate candidate Mark Kirk’s newest adversary in the latest controversy over his military service is the Defense Department itself.
Atlanta Journal Constitution reports that:
The Pentagon says Kirk, a commander in the Navy Reserve, improperly got involved in politics two different times while on active duty. Kirk was "counseled" about each violation and was required to sign a statement acknowledging he knew the rules and wouldn’t break them again, according to the Pentagon.
But the Kirk campaign seemed to dispute the Pentagon’s account Tuesday.