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Air Force weird news roundup

In weird Air Force news: An Air Force historian at MacDill AFB was charged with pointing a laser at aircraft and an Air Force LTC in SpecOps support was charged with sexual assault.

Thunderbirds perform first air show of the 2015 season
Capt. Alexander Goldfein, Thunderbird 3, prepares to close his canopy prior to takeoff for a practice airshow at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla., March 13, 2015. Prior to airshows the team will perform a practice airshow over the show site. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Manuel J. Martinez, Released)

In weird Air Force news:

— An Air Force historian at MacDill AFB was charged with pointing a laser at aircraft

— And an Air Force LTC in SpecOps support was charged with sexual assault

Meanwhile, the Navy fired the commander of its strategic communications wing, which connects the president to nuclear bombers and subs.

U.S. Department of Defense

Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military from 1991 to 2008 for the Wall Street Journal and then the Washington Post. He can be reached at ricksblogcomment@gmail.com.

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