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Saluting our Sisters After Service

Paula Broadwell | Posted 11.10.2016 | Women
Paula Broadwell

By Paula Broadwell and Erika Cashin. On Veterans Day, our nation celebrates the less than 1% of our population who have served in the greatest milit...

Mik: We All Lose a Legend

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 10.06.2016 | Media
Reese Schonfeld

Jim Miklaszewski, one of the best reporters I've ever worked with, has finally retired as NBC's chief Pentagon correspondent thus giving me, once again, the opportunity to report on what I regard as his greatest story.

Saving Afghanistan From the Edge of Failure

Mohammad Shafiq Hamdam | Posted 10.03.2016 | Politics
Mohammad Shafiq Hamdam

In the last two years, Afghanistan has been facing unprecedented challenges. However, several major development projects have initiated, launched or completed. But the government has failed to deliver its promises. Thousands of Afghans died in violence.

U2 Spy Plane Crash In California Kills Pilot, Injures Another

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 01.10.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Sept 20 (Reuters) - A U.S. Air Force U-2 spy plane crashed shortly after takeoff during a training mission on Tuesday morning in Californi...

New Air Force Flag-Folding Rules Strangle Constitution; Enable Majority Faith Domination

Michael L. (Mikey) Weinstein, Esq. | Posted 09.15.2016 | Politics
Michael L. (Mikey) Weinstein, Esq.

The Air Force is telling its Airmen that other religious or nonreligious beliefs are not represented by our national flag.

Air Force Injustice: The Generals - 'Self Before Service'

Tom Carpenter | Posted 09.09.2016 | Politics
Tom Carpenter

The United States Air Force declares its core values as "Integrity First, Service Before Self, Excellence in All We Do." However, the treatment and trial of Air Force 1st Lt. Joshua Seefried is an affront to those values.

Air Force Injustice-Guilty Until Proven Innocent

Tom Carpenter | Posted 08.26.2016 | Politics
Tom Carpenter

Assume you are single, and are accused of committing sexual assault during a weekend celebrating with a group of friends in New York City. You return ...

Air Force Chief Of Chaplains Openly Blesses Blatantly Anti-LGBT Award Event

Chris Rodda | Posted 08.10.2016 | Queer Voices
Chris Rodda

On July 12, the Air Force's chief of chaplains, Maj. Gen. Dondi E. Costin, attended an event at which he took the stage in uniform to deliver the even...

The U.S. Air Force Issues An Apology To Derek Jeter

The Huffington Post | Thomas Lipe | Posted 07.06.2016 | Sports

New York Yankees legend Derek Jeter ran into a little trouble over the holiday weekend. The former shortstop was issued a $250 citation for sailing hi...

LinkedIn for Veterans: 6 Tips for a Better Profile

Jamison Vann | Posted 06.01.2016 | Business
Jamison Vann

Did you know that 94% of recruiters use social media to find candidates for positions these days? This fact alone should make you want to think seriously about creating or updating your profile so that you're putting your best foot forward.

Sleep is a Weapon: The Military Power of Sleep

Admiral Jim Stavridis (Ret.) | Posted 05.31.2016 | Impact
Admiral Jim Stavridis (Ret.)

Military commanders must think of sleep as a weapon that they can deploy. This means that the decision maker must be afforded the opportunity to gain sufficient rest. Rested commanders are the best commanders.

Air Force General Becomes First Woman To Lead Combatant Command

Reuters | Ashley Alman | Posted 05.13.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Air Force General Lori Robinson took charge of the U.S. military’s Northern Command on Friday, becoming the first woman to he...

An Air Force Veteran and Mother Prove That You Don't Need to Be in Hollywood to Pursue a Career in Movies

ScreenCraft | Posted 04.26.2016 | Entertainment
ScreenCraft

This Post originally appeared on the blog ScreenCraft. ScreenCraft is dedicated to helping screenwriters and filmmakers succeed through educational ev...

Should An 87-Year-Old Still Be Driving?

Tamar Abrams | Posted 03.28.2016 | Fifty
Tamar Abrams

Acts of bravery can be large or small, and sometimes so infinitesimal that they pass without notice. I want to share one of those small moments that occurred without fanfare but entailed the same courage that most such brave actions do.

Gen. Lori Robinson Makes Military History By Breaking Major Gender Barrier

The Huffington Post | Amber Ferguson | Posted 03.18.2016 | Politics

Gen. Lori Robinson was nominated Friday to head the U.S. Northern Command (NORTHCOM), a position that would make her the first woman to lead a combata...

Contract Abuse? McCain and the LRSB

Joshua Hampson | Posted 03.03.2016 | Politics
Joshua Hampson

Cost overruns for weapons systems are aggravating for politicians, the Department of Defense, and the taxpayer. When weapons systems run over budget, ...

The Story of the Military Child: Why society is getting it wrong and how it's hurting military kids

Janine Boldrin | Posted 03.01.2016 | Impact
Janine Boldrin

Today, my daughter pulled out a journal made for military kids developed by an organization that serves them. It was labeled, "My Life: A Kids' Journa...

When Will Our Nuclear Luck Run Out?

Geoff Wilson | Posted 02.16.2017 | Politics
Geoff Wilson

"Whoops" is not a word that you want to hear around the most destructive weapons on earth. Unfortunately it happens more often than you would like to think.

Here's How America Could Change The Situation In Flint Overnight

Johnny L. Ricks | Posted 02.08.2017 | Politics
Johnny L. Ricks

The citizens of Flint deserve much more than a steady convoy of trucks carrying privately donated bottled water. They deserve a full-fledged humanitarian military deployment, and a steady convoy of trucks carrying the equipment needed to repair their broken infrastructure and homes.

Friday Talking Points -- Conservatives Are Revolting!

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.22.2017 | Politics
Chris Weigant

A full 22 conservative thinkers (although, with the likes of Glenn Beck and William Kristol in the mix, we do of necessity use that term quite broadly) all weighed in on why Donald Trump is a terrible candidate for Republicans to consider making their presidential nominee, and why Trump is an all-around terrible human being.

Invisible SpaceX Launch: Best Day Ever?

Greg Autry | Posted 01.19.2017 | Technology
Greg Autry

In my dual capacities as a technology entrepreneurship researcher and space fan boy, I've always wanted to see a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launch . . . ...

Why I/We Hate Exercise (And How to Circumnavigate Our Reluctance)

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 01.15.2017 | Healthy Living
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Jane Simon, M.D.

This equation is simple:a few minutes of discipline equals hours of comfort, pleasure, a lengthened lifespan, and less time spent on medical procedures.

Religion in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan -- and at the U.S. Air Force Academy?

Lawrence B. Wilkerson | Posted 12.03.2016 | Politics
Lawrence B. Wilkerson

Any U.S. citizen who believes there is not a serious problem in the U.S. Armed Forces with fundamentalist, evangelical Christianity, must be, as I often remark to my students when I describe some particularly egregious and otherwise inexplicable failing, "smoking some good stuff."

News Flash: Bomber Lobby Wants More Bombers

William Hartung | Posted 11.20.2016 | Politics
William Hartung

Readers -- and taxpayers -- should take these corporate connections into account when assessing the objectivity of pro-bomber pieces like the Mitchell Institute report. Of course, even interested parties can be right some of the time. But that is not the case with respect to the new bomber.

Veterans: California Desert National Monuments Would Protect WWII History and National Heritage

Garett Reppenhagen | Posted 11.18.2016 | Green
Garett Reppenhagen

When American troops were called on to join the greatest global conflict the world has ever seen, WWII, there was a need to train new tank units under...