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Air Force Times reports that:

Air Force officials are investigating the Wisconsin National Guard’s top commander.

Air Force press officials didn’t immediately respond Monday to requests for information on what prompted the Air Force Inspector General’s inquiry into Brig. Gen. Donald Dunbar or what it entails.

WRAL.com reports that:

The trial of an 82nd Airborne Division soldier charged with a sexual assault on Fort Bragg last December has been postponed until September, officials said Tuesday.

Spc. Aaron Michael Pernell, 23, is charged with two counts each of rape and burglary and one count each of attempted rape, assault consummated by battery and housebreaking.

His court-martial had been scheduled to begin the week of Aug. 23, but it has been pushed back to the week of Sept. 27. He is being held in confinement at Camp Lejeune until his trial.

LA Times reports that:

A Marine colonel at the center of a court-martial case about leaking secret intelligence information to civilian law enforcement agencies has died,  the Marine Corps announced Tuesday.

Larry Richards, a Marine reservist and a retired detective with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, died Saturday of natural causes. He had been scheduled for an Article 32 hearing, akin to a preliminary hearing.

Air Force Times reports that:

An airman was sentenced Tuesday to five years of confinement and faces a dishonorable discharge after pleading guilty to fatally shooting a buddy during a game of “Trust.”

San Diego Union-Tribune reports that:

The highest-ranking officer among eight Camp Pendleton Marines implicated in the killings of 24 civilians in Haditha, Iraq, in 2005 has been forced into retirement, his lawyers said Monday.

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