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Law enforcement officials work at the scene of a fatal shooting at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, on Nov. 5, 2017. (Nick Wagner/Austin American-Statesman via AP)
Law enforcement officials work at the scene of a fatal shooting at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, on Nov. 5, 2017. (Nick Wagner/Austin American-Statesman via AP)

Here are five news stories and events to start your week, from the editors at Military.com:

Texas Church Shooter Booted from Air Force After Beating Wife, Child

Via Oriana Pawlyk at Military.com: "The man who shot and killed at least 26 people at a Texas church on Sunday had previously served in the U.S. Air Force but received a bad-conduct discharge after being court-martialed for assaulting his wife and child. The shooter, Devin Patrick Kelley, 26, was court-martialed in 2012 for two counts of Article 128 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice: assault on his spouse and assault on their child. He received a bad conduct discharge, confinement for twelve months and a reduction to the grade of E-1."

Army Identifies Green Beret Killed in Afghanistan

Via Brendan McGarry at Military.com: "The U.S. Army identified the Green Beret killed Saturday during combat operations in Afghanistan as 33-year-old Sgt. 1st Class, Stephen B. Cribben, 33, of Simi Valley, Calif. Cribben, a senior communications sergeant assigned to 2nd Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group at Fort Carson, Colo., is the second U.S. soldier to die in Logar Province in the eastern part of the country in slightly more than a week.

Army Close to Finalizing Pinks and Greens Uniform for All Soldiers

Via Matthew Cox at Military.com: "The U.S. Army's top enlisted man is close to unveiling the final version of the World War II-era Pinks and Greens uniform that could be approved for all soldiers next year. Sergeant Major of the Army Daniel Dailey and Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley began considering the possibility of bringing back the iconic two-tone uniform of the 'greatest generation' for soldiers to wear as an everyday office uniform earlier this year."

Bergdahl's Attorney Wants Him to Receive POW Medal

Via Richard Sisk at Military.com: "The lead defense attorney for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl said he wants him to receive the Prisoner of War medal. His civilian lawyer, Eugene Fidell, on Friday said his client should be recognized for the five years he spent in Taliban captivity after deserting his post in Afghanistan, according to an article by USA Today. 'We have long felt he was entitled to the POW medal,' Fidell said, the newspaper reported.

F-16 Thunderbirds Crash Resulted from Wet Runway, Wind

Via Oriana Pawlyk at Military.com: "A wet runway and wind gusts made an Air Force Thunderbirds F-16 Fighting Falcon slide and flip after landing during a routine training flight, an Air Force accident investigation report found. Officials said "excess airspeed and insufficient stopping distance" on the runway -- soaked due to inclement weather -- at Dayton International Airport, Ohio, resulted in the two-seater aircraft's crash."

-- Brendan McGarry can be reached at brendan.mcgarry@military.com. Follow him on Twitter at @Brendan_McGarry.

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