Military Minute: 4 Smart Insurance Strategies

Take a minute (or two) to watch our newest video! Military members and their families face a lot of insurance choices. Today’s Military Minute, sponsored by Armed Forces Benefit Association, breaks down four types of insurance and offers some useful guidance for you to make good decisions. Learn more!

What We’re Fighting For

Our acts of moral courage defend America as surely as any act of violence. By Phil Klay, When his convoy was ambushed during the 2003 invasion of Iraq, First Lt. Brian Chontosh ordered his Humvee driver to head straight into the oncoming machine gun fire. They punched through, landing in a trench full of […]

US Navy needs smaller aircraft carriers and more subs according to think tank

By Michael Fabey, Scout Warrior, The Pentagon and the U.S. Navy must increase submarines, strengthen the surface fleet size and build new smaller, more agile carrier-type ships — as as part of a broader effort to rethink the way it constructs the American fleet for future conflicts and operations, the Center for Strategic and […]

Hollywood and Veterans Bridging the Military-Civilian Divide

  At a time when there is a lot of talk of division in our country, it is refreshing to see military veterans working to bring people together.  The military-civilian divide is well documented, as well as the fact that less than one-half of 1 percent of Americans volunteered for military service over the past […]

Air National Guard uses crash courses to narrow cyber training backlog

By Scott Maucione, The Air National Guard is preparing to graduate its first class of rapidly trained cyber warriors as the service works to lower its training backlog. The Air Guard is sending active duty and Guard personnel to an “adaptive” training course in Little Rock, Arkansas to give them basic cyber skills. From […]

VA Loans Fueling Housing Market

BY LAURA DOUGLASS, Khaki is turning the Moore County real estate market red-hot right now. Buyers who can tap into the home-loan program offered by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs are fueling a construction and buying binge the likes of which have never been seen. Home builders — both custom and corporate — […]

Lockheed Martin wants US to take ‘fresh look’ at its India F-16 plan

By Associated Press, NEW DELHI/WASHINGTON: U.S. defense firm Lockheed Martin wants to push ahead with plans to move production of its F-16 combat jets to India, but understands President Donald Trump’s administration may want to take a “fresh look” at the proposal. With no more orders for the F-16 from the Pentagon, Lockheed plans […]

Questionable government credit card charges cost general two stars

By Katherine Skiba, A former three-star Army general from Chicago who used his government credit card to pay four-figure bar tabs at clubs in Rome and Seoul, South Korea, will retire as a one-star general, the Army said Thursday. Ronald Lewis was profiled in a front-page story in the Tribune in January 2015 and […]

Air Force Chief of Staff emphasizes need for apolitical military

By John M. Donnelly, The Air Force’s top general told reporters Tuesday that wars should be fought as humanely as possible and the military is apolitical — statements that, in tone if not substance, are at odds with the president’s. Gen. David Goldfein, the service’s chief of staff since last July, did not directly […]

Military leaders sound alarm about declining military unit readiness

Military brass sound alarm about ‘insidious decline’ in readiness By Andrew O’Reilly, For decades, the F/A-18 Hornet has been the Navy’s front-line combat jet – taking off from aircraft carriers around the globe to enforce no-fly zones, carry out strikes and even engage in the occasional dogfight. But the Navy’s ability to use these […]

B-52 may soon get laser weapons

By Terrell Jermaine Starr, The venerable B-52 may become even more deadly in the future, as Air Force scientists are thinking of ways to arm the bomber with defensive and offensive laser weapons that can incinerate targets in air-to-air and air-to-ground attacks. The age of laser warfare is truly becoming a reality. U.S. Air […]