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My Aging Dad: What's Lost and What Remains

Tamar Abrams | Posted 09.30.2015 | Fifty
Tamar Abrams

In his prime, my father was a powerful man. He was the first military judge to wear a judicial robe, presiding over courts-martial across Europe. But his prime ended about 25 years ago. My father is now 86 years old.

The Fallen Soldier on My Flight

Richard C. Harwood | Posted 09.11.2015 | Travel
Richard C. Harwood

As my flight from Honolulu to Dallas pulled up to the gate, the flight attendant asked the passengers to remain in their seats. Then he requested all to observe a moment of silence as a U.S. Air Force Sergeant was to fulfill his duties in bringing a fallen soldier home.

Veteran, 3-Year-Old Girl From Iconic Katrina Image To Finally Reunite

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 09.03.2015 | Good News

It's been a long time coming, but a veteran will finally reunite with a girl he rescued during Hurricane Katrina.  Master Sgt. Michael Maroney wa...

Bomb Iran? Maybe Not a Good Idea

John B. Alexander, Ph.D. | Posted 09.02.2015 | Politics
John B. Alexander, Ph.D.

The issue is not whether it can be done. That answer is yes. But at what cost? Is America prepared to enter another protracted at a probable cost of trillions of dollars and substantial loss of life for all involved?

Vietnam Chopper Pilots' New Chief

Michael Putzel | Posted 08.28.2015 | Black Voices
Michael Putzel

At the reunion banquet in Washington of the 16,000-member Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association, retired Colonel Romero will become the first African-American to be elected president of the VHPA.

Bombing for Jesus -- Is the Mission of the U.S. Air Force to 'Glorify God?'

Michael L. (Mikey) Weinstein, Esq. | Posted 08.13.2015 | Politics
Michael L. (Mikey) Weinstein, Esq.

Today's United States Air Force is shockingly riddled with calculated, deliberate and willful ignorance as to what its actual mission is.

On the A-Bomb's 70th Anniversary, Obama Wants to Spend a Trillion Dollars on New Nuclear Weapons

Elliott Negin | Posted 08.11.2015 | Politics
Elliott Negin

News organizations love anniversary stories, and if for some reason you haven't heard, it's the 70th anniversary of when the United States dropped two atomic bombs on Japan. Despite all this coverage, however, I didn't notice any stories that bothered to mention the fact that the Obama administration wants the U.S. government to spend as much as $1 trillion over the next three decades on a new generation of nuclear weapons.

Air Force Leaders Hammer Helpless Subordinates With Evangelical 'Gospel Explosion'

Michael L. (Mikey) Weinstein, Esq. | Posted 07.30.2015 | Politics
Michael L. (Mikey) Weinstein, Esq.

This latest anti-Constitutional outrage comes to us from Cannon Air Force Base (AFB), host to the USAF's 27th Special Operations Wing (SOW).

No, U.S. Air Force, There Is No Separation Between Standup Comedy and State

Chris Rodda | Posted 07.29.2015 | Politics
Chris Rodda

While being forced to promote beliefs contrary to their own is a made-up problem when it comes to military chaplains, it is actually a very real problem for other service members.

Air Force Head Considers Russia 'Biggest Threat' To U.S. National Security

Reuters | Posted 07.08.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, July 8 (Reuters) - Russia is the biggest threat to U.S. national security and America must boost its military presence throughout Europe e...

Unexpected Turn of Events

Laverne H. Bardy | Posted 07.07.2015 | Fifty
Laverne H. Bardy

I knew the day was going to be weird because I woke up fully rested and without my usual assortment of arthritic pains.

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 | 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

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 (

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.