A Fort Wainwright soldier is under investigation for allegedly posting a video on his Facebook site showing Iraqi children being taunted.
A 400-cell military brig is being constructed near Naval Station Norfolk to consolidate Navy and Marine prisons closing in Virginia and North Carolina. . . intended for Navy and Marine defendants who are either awaiting trial or serving sentences of seven years or less.
Marine Corps Times reports:
A Texas man with no military experience managed to trick the Army into letting him enter a reserve unit as a noncommissioned officer earlier this year, putting an untrained soldier in a leadership position in a time of war, an Associated Press investigation has found.
The revelation comes just months after the Army drew criticism for failing to flag the suspicious activities of the Army psychiatrist now charged with killing 13 and wounding dozens of others at Fort Hood.
A fourth Marine at Camp Pendleton has been sentenced for mishandling classified documents involving investigations into possible terrorist groups in Southern California, the Marine Corps announced Thursday.
Gunnery Sgt. L. Eric Froboese was ordered reduced in rank to staff sergeant and sentenced to 30 days in the brig. The brig sentence will be delayed while Lt. Gen. Keith J. Stalder reviews the decision of a court-martial. Under a plea bargain, Froboese will not be docked pay.
Washington Post reports that:
The U.S. military has begun a criminal investigation of allegations that a “small number” of American soldiers killed as many as three Afghan civilians.
As does CBS news.
A U.S. Army Europe brigade sergeant major who’d admitted sexual contact with a low-ranking soldier in his command was acquitted Thursday of sexual assault, fraternization, maltreatment and adultery.
Boston.com reports that:
A Norwell woman wanted since January for deserting the Army was arrested Sunday night by Norwell police and is now at an Army facility in Kentucky, according to police and Army officials.
Navy Times reports that:
The captain of a destroyer that struck a buoy in the Persian Gulf in March was relieved of command Tuesday in Manama, Bahrain, after a non-judicial hearing found he was “derelict in the performance of his duties.”