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Last December, Air Force Times received an email upset that we reported the arrest of retired Maj. Reinaldo Canton. Canton was arrested in April 2007 on suspicion of meeting a 14-year-old girl he met online at a mall in Layton, Utah. The “girl?” Actually an FBI agent. Prosecutors dropped coercion and enticement charges against Canton in May 2009 because he had a serious heart condition, according to local media reports. The Utah Attorney General’s Office picked up the case that June after getting a second medical opinion. And then nothing happened for a couple of years. We received an email…

Just remember to smile when you’re chewing the fish head. The public affairs folks at Air Force Special Operations command had an interesting piece about Raven Claw, a week-long exercise at Duke Field, Fla., that helps deploying advisors tackle situations they might face. The trainees are dropped into “Palmetto Land” to enhance the country with the tactical employment of its aircraft, which the Palmettoites (Palmettitonians? Palmeteors?) will use to fight an insurgency. The 371st Special Operations Combat Training Squadron conducts the exercise. “The SOF combat aviation advisor environment is one in which a country is teetering on full-out civil…

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