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Army Times reports that:

Three officers given letters of reprimand for the deadly July 13, 2008, battle in Wanat, Afghanistan, have been exonerated and the letters withdrawn, the Army announced June 23.

Gen. Charles Campbell, who recently relinquished command of Forces Command and is preparing to retire, “withdrew, cancelled and annulled” the adverse administrative actions after reviewing findings from a Central Command-directed investigation and hearing from the three officers themselves.

Navy Times reports that:

A Navy nurse is facing a court-martial Wednesday for allegedly stealing high-priced skin care products and allowing sailors to administer Botox injections in violation of Navy rules.

And here is the follow-up from Kate Wiltrout in the Virgina Pilot:

A Navy nurse who served as manager of the facial plastics clinic at Portsmouth Naval Medical Center pleaded guilty Wednesday to giving patients free Botox injections, violating procedures for ordering tens of thousands of dollars worth of pricey skin care products and selling them directly to patients.

Lt. Nancy M. Loving also pleaded guilty to giving out hundreds of dollars worth of “free” Obagi and Clarisonic products the clinic received as bonuses from retailers – and stealing $256.50 by depositing a patient’s check into her own account.

Capt. Tierney Carlos, a military judge, fined Loving $2,000 and ordered she be docked $2,400 in pay for three months. She agreed to resign her commission.

The Navy Times reports that:

The skipper of the frigate John L. Hall was fired Tuesday morning for hitting a pier roughly one month after taking command.

United States v. Cossio.  You may remember Cossio who was present fairly frequently on CAAFLog with at times pithy and at other times rather in-your-face commentary.  Here is an order in regard to his current petition with AFCCA for a writ of error coram nobis.

Navy Times is reporting a virus:

The Coalition of Sailors Against Destructive Decisions, a grass-roots effort started in early 2009 by a chief and a few petty officers in Norfolk, Va., is now Navy-wide.

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