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Mountain Home News reports that:

The stepfather of the five-year-old child who accidentally shot and seriously wounded a Mountain Home high school student in February was convicted of reckless endangerment during a court-martial June 22[,] and sentenced to six month’s confinement and ordered to forfeit $500 pay per month for six months.

SignOnSanDiego reports:

It could have been an awkward, even brutal, first day back at work. But Sgt. Lawrence Hutchins III, the 26-year-old squad leader convicted of masterminding the killing of an unarmed man in Hamdaniya, Iraq, in 2006, said he was welcomed back into his old Camp Pendleton unit Tuesday with handshakes. K.C. Alfred/Union-TribuneReleased this month from prison, Marine Sgt. Lawrence Hutchins III returned to work Tuesday at Camp Pendleton. His conviction in a 2006 murder case from Iraq was thrown out.

Navy Times reports:

The commanding officer of Norfolk Naval Shipyard has been fired less than one year after assuming command.

Capt. William Kiestler was relieved Wednesday. Vice Adm. Kevin McCoy, commander of Naval Sea Systems Command, cited a loss of confidence in Kiestler’s ability to command. There was no mast[.]

The loss of confidence stems from “a series of events over the past few months,” Dolan said. Specifically, there was a “failure to ensure critical maintenance work was being performed according to procedure and loss of situational awareness with respect to the status of ongoing submarine projects.”

Military.com reports that:

Marine Sgt. Lawrence Hutchins III put on his uniform and reported for duty Tuesday despite lingering accusations that he killed an unarmed Iraqi man in what became a major war crime case.

Army Times reports:

A lieutenant colonel has been temporarily removed from his leadership post with the North Dakota Air National Guard after being charged with a sex crime.

Tom Meyer, 45, is accused of having oral sex with a 16-year-old boy he met online.

Meyer voluntarily filed for retirement this past week.