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Military family licensure problems in congressional crosshairs

By Scott Maucione, Lawmakers, military officials and service member interest groups are rallying around the need for nationwide employment licensing changes for military spouses and those leaving the service. The Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Personnel hearing this week highlighted the disconnect between military family life and the states’ professional credentialing systems for truck […]

Some military families face tough time and even homelessness

By Veronica Neffinger, Military veterans reportedly make up 17 percent of the U.S.’s homeless population, which equals about 76,000 veterans who are living on the streets. One such family who experienced this hardship is the Kings. Nakisha and Gary King are both military veterans. Nakisha is a retired Air Force vet who struggles with […]

Connecticut high school student a role model for military kids

By Martha Shanahan, A Waterford High School junior is one of two Connecticut semi-finalists for a $10,000 “kid of the year” award for the children of parents in the military. Ashlynn Ruleman, 16, moved to Waterford in June, the latest of about half a dozen times she’s moved since she was born in Key […]

Exchange give military families extra deals on Fridays in 2017

By AAFESPA, There may be several weeks left in the march to spring, but that doesn’t mean military families have to wait to start making their yards an outdoor paradise. Every Friday in 2017, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service will award one lucky winner an outdoor living gift package valued as high […]

US Army and Air Force invade LSU!

With Army and Air Force service academies coming, LSU has grand display of military appreciation planned By Luke Johnson, When he sat down with his team last week, 10 days before the start of the 2017 season, LSU baseball coach Paul Mainieri shared a story and a pair of short videos to put things […]

Atheist Activist Group Seeks to Stop Ceremonial Prayers at New Hampshire Air National Guard Base

By Heather Clark, PORTSMOUTH, N.H. — A prominent professing atheist organization is seeking to put an end to prayers and Bible readings that are presented by a chaplain during ceremonies at an Air National Guard base in New Hampshire. The Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) recently sent a letter to the leadership of […]

US deploys Apache attack and support helicopters to Germany

By Associated Press, BERLIN (AP) — The U.S. Army has begun unloading dozens of Chinook, Apache and Black Hawk helicopters at a port in northern Germany so the aircraft can be moved to a base in Bavaria. German news agency dpa reported Sunday that 94 helicopters and several trucks from the 10th Combat Aviation […]

Womens’ rights and religions freedom groups want sexist religious posters removed from military bases

By Chris Rodda, At the end of January, the Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF) was contacted by an Air Force officer requesting MRFF’s assistance in getting a set of posters currently on display at Air Combat Command (ACC) headquarters at Joint Base Langley-Eustis in Virginia removed. The officer sent MRFF photos of two of […]

Cost of F-35 could drop 16 percent according to Pentagon official

By Mike Stone, WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The cost of Lockheed Martin Corp’s stealthy F-35 jet could fall 16 percent to around $80 million in future purchases, according to the Department of Defense’s head of the program. In February, the Pentagon agreed to a deal for the tenth batch of the fighter aircraft at below […]

Will NATO buildup in th Black Sea lead to cold war?

BY VISHAKHA SONAWANE, There could be a situation of a Cold War if NATO increased its military buildup in the Black Sea region, Russian ambassador to the 28-nation bloc said Thursday. The comments came after NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg vowed to fortify its military presence in the region, where Moscow is accused of […]