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Retired Gen. Robert H. “Doc” Foglesong — former commander of U.S. Air Forces in Europe — has been named the president of Mississippi State University.

The Mississippi Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning announced the selection of Foglesong on Tuesday.

Foglesong, who relinquished command of USAFE in December, is the 18th president of the university. Presidents of the university typically serve four-year contracts.

He will make $399,000 a year in the position, according to a report in the Clarion-Ledger in Jackson, Miss.

Alconbury postal worker sentenced for stealingRAF ALCONBURY, England — A postal worker from RAF Alconbury was sentenced to 13 months’ confinement and a bad-conduct discharge for stealing mail and planting marijuana on a fellow servicemember in order to divert investigators, a base spokesman said.

Airman Basic Miguel Rodriguez from Detachment 5 of the 2nd Postal Squadron pleaded guilty last month to three counts of stealing mail, one specification of possessing marijuana and one count of planting the drug on a fellow servicemember’s property in order to frame him, Alconbury spokesman Master Sgt. Rich Romero said.

Rodriguez was under scrutiny for the mail theft when he planted the marijuana in another airman’s car in the hope of ingratiating himself to investigators by reporting a crime, Romero said.

The court-martial was the first prosecution of an Air Force member at Alconbury since 2002, though trials against members of other services have been held more recently, Romero said.


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