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Celebrate Independence Day With The Best Military Photos From The Last Month

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 07.01.2015 | Politics

While you're sitting back and enjoying barbecue and fireworks, take some time to check out the best images from the U.S. military for the month of Jun...

Jennifer Bendery

Air Force Loosens Its Policy Banning Transgender Troops

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 06.05.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Air Force announced Thursday that it is making it a little easier for transgender airmen to stay in their posts, despite the mi...

These Military Photos From May 2015 Honor Bravery And Sacrifice

The Huffington Post | Chris McGonigal | Posted 06.08.2015 | Politics

Check out the best images from the U.S. military for the month of May 2015. The images were compiled from the Flickr feeds of the U.S. Army, Air Force...

Air Force Captain: Hook-Up Apps Are Helping Me End AIDS

Jim Key | Posted 06.02.2015 | Gay Voices
Jim Key

U.S. Air Force Captain Anthony Interrante, 34, refused to let a Middle East deployment stop him from riding in this year's AIDS/LifeCycle or from finishing the 545-mile ride as one of the top fundraisers. How does a critical-care flight nurse serving in Afghanistan raise more than $59,000 to fight HIV? "Easy," he says. "I mostly used Grindr and Scruff."

Sport and Society for Arete-Catching Up

Richard Crepeau | Posted 05.31.2015 | Sports
Richard Crepeau

As I mentioned previously it seems as if there are always some bizarre or hilarious developments in the world of sport while I am out of touch. A few days ago I reported on my experiences watching hockey in Russia. Now I want to revisit what many of you will consider old news.

New Study: Illinois Is No Good for Military Retirees

Reboot Illinois | Posted 05.27.2015 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Based on measures of economics, health care and quality of life, a new WalletHub study says that Illinois is one of the worst states in the country for military retirees to live.

8 Photos For Remembering On Memorial Day

Geoff Livingston | Posted 05.26.2015 | Impact
Geoff Livingston

Memorial Day is upon us, the special day in the United States when we remember the people who died while serving in our country's armed forces. Here is a virtual tribute to those that made the ultimate sacrifice for the United States of America.

Air Force Announces First Ever Female F-35 Fighter Jet Pilot

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 05.07.2015 | Politics

Meet Lt. Col. Christine Mau, the first woman to fly the F-35 Lightning II fighter jet. Lt. Col. Christine Mau, 33rd Operations Group deputy comm...

Amazing And Touching Military Photos From April 2015

Chris McGonigal | Posted 05.06.2015 | Politics

Check out this month's best images from the U.S. military. The images were compiled from the Flickr feeds of the U.S. Army, Air Force, Navy, Marines, ...

Military Base Backtracks on Banning Women From Breastfeeding In Public

Ravishly | Posted 06.23.2015 | Parents
Ravishly

Why override a clearly written (well, sort of) federal law that protects a mother's right to engage in an act that is so natural, so completely innocuous, that it shouldn't even require a law in the first place? Furthermore, why isn't anyone challenging this nonsense?

Profiles in Courage: Sometimes It's the Last Place You Think

Jonathan Freeman | Posted 06.20.2015 | Politics
Jonathan Freeman

Many years ago, when I was helping to staff the Department of Defense with senior political appointees, I was present when Bolden turned down a senior position in the administration. During the early days of the Obama Administration, this was just not done.

95-Year-Old Air Force Veteran Sets Record As World's Oldest Active Pilot

The Associated Press | Posted 04.16.2015 | Good News

PLACERVILLE, Calif. (AP) - A 95-year-old Northern California man has become the world's oldest active pilot. The Sacramento Bee (http://bit.ly/1yuD...

The Best Military Photos From March Leave Us Amazed And Thankful

The Huffington Post | Chris McGonigal | Posted 04.15.2015 | Politics

It's not every day you're parachuting into work or taking a deep plunge into icy waters. But this is the job for military photographers and soldiers f...

Protect Our Troops

Robert Slayton | Posted 05.27.2015 | Politics
Robert Slayton

Simply put, the A-10 is the best plane ever designed to support troops in combat. By any nation, anytime. The U.S. Air Force is trying for the second year in a row to get rid of it; there are holes in their arguments.

Air Force Sentry Greetings: Less Is More

Michael L. (Mikey) Weinstein, Esq. | Posted 05.26.2015 | Politics
Michael L. (Mikey) Weinstein, Esq.

Sentries in combat theaters such as Afghanistan (e,g., Bagram Air Base) or at nuclear launch and/or storage areas do not offer "Have a blessed day" to persons entering the installation or the weapons storage area. Neither should they do so at any other installations.

Women in Business: Lynda Webster, Founder and Chairman, The Webster Group

Laura Dunn | Posted 05.15.2015 | Business
Laura Dunn

Lynda C. Webster is the Founder and Chairman of The Webster Group. is one of the most sought after event, development and relationship strategists in Washington, DC. She has an incomparable ability to coach and connect clients with thought leaders and decision makers at the highest levels of business and government.

Melding the Overt With the Covert in Drone Warfare

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 05.05.2015 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

More than a decade of intense experience with drones teaches us at least one salient lesson: our robot warriors make war in the usual sense of the term, but in another way as well. They are not a military solution to a problem, but a significant part of that problem.

Are Pilots Deserting Washington's Remote-Control War?

Pratap Chatterjee | Posted 05.05.2015 | Politics
Pratap Chatterjee

The U.S. drone war is in crisis and not because civilians are dying. Back in the United States, a combination of lower-class status in the military, overwork, and psychological trauma appears to be taking its mental toll on drone pilots.

Restoring the Faith With Our Military

Jeremy Hilton | Posted 04.20.2015 | Politics
Jeremy Hilton

In the end, many of us may differ on what the final military pay and benefits package should look like...what I want more than agreement is your involvement. Sitting this one out isn't in yours or our nation's best interest.

Keeping America Safe -- From a Million Miles Away

Dr. Kathryn D. Sullivan | Posted 04.19.2015 | Science
Dr. Kathryn D. Sullivan

The need for DSCOVR, a NOAA space weather observing satellite, is critical. From sporadic solar flares to electrically-charged blasts of gas exploding from the sun at up to 6,000,000 miles per hour, "space weather" has the potential to severely disrupt our lives and livelihoods.

Air Force Promotes Ministry that Forces Poor to be Evangelized to Receive Medical Care

Chris Rodda | Posted 04.15.2015 | Politics
Chris Rodda

According to the mission statement page on the T.I.M.E. for Christ Medical Ministries website: "Our medical caravan is just the beginning. Our real p...

The 4 Things an Air Force Special Ops Pararescueman Taught Me

Sethly Davis | Posted 04.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Sethly Davis

What I learned from Josh the former Pararescueman is that the way to manage fear is to plan for what to do if and when something does go wrong. People are fearful when they are uncertain about what they are facing and about what they can do. Josh taught us how to figure out what had happened, and he taught us what was in our scope of practice to do.

The High-Flying Adventures of Kristin Finley

Johnathan Lee Iverson | Posted 04.02.2015 | Black Voices
Johnathan Lee Iverson

"My father would be rolling over in his grave if he knew I gave up a secure, well-paying job to start a circus career." Most parents mean well. They sincerely want the best for their children. Unfortunately, that often means the best as they see it.

Making Progress On Veterans' Suicide Prevention Bill

Sandra Bond Chapman, Ph.D. | Posted 03.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Sandra Bond Chapman, Ph.D.

An important suicide prevention bill for veterans, derailed at the end of the last Congress, is back on the fast track. The Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans (SAV) Act was unanimously passed by the House of Representatives earlier this month and the Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs just last week. Now, we are counting on the Senate to act quickly and send it to the president.

USAF Investigation of UFO Over Travis Air Force Base Among Unidentified

Alejandro Rojas | Posted 03.24.2015 | Weird News
Alejandro Rojas

I recently wrote about the United States Air Force's files regarding their investigation of UFOs, Project Blue Book, and how they have become more accessible. The news regarding these files has become a big national story, albeit much of the coverage has been inaccurate.