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No. 2 fired: The colonel was deputy commander of the 20th Fighter Wing got the big bounce because his commander lost confidence.

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No. 2 fired: The colonel was deputy commander of the 20th Fighter Wing got the big bounce because his commander lost confidence.

Also, a contractor at Hill AFB was indicted on felony charges of sending F-16 parts to Indonesia.

Meanwhile, at the VA, a nurse resigned after it emerged that she had downed four or five beers before assisting in an emergency surgical procedure.

Photo credit: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum 

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. @tomricks1

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