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!

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


By Heather Clark, ChristianNews.com 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, BusinessInsider.com 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, Dailykos.com 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, Strategybg.com 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, IBTimes.com 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 […]

Soldier captured during Korean War reveals horrors of his captivity


‘It was so hot your sweat would sting. Many, many died’: Soldier captured by North Korea 47 years ago reveals the horrors he endured after being forced to work down a mine for decades By John Power and Kim Hae-yoon In Seoul For Mailonline, DailyMail.co.uk Yoo Young-bok was captured in the final month of the Korean […]

Are veterans trapped in a cage of our own construction?


By Duane France, LinkedIn.com Feeling trapped today? Caught in a bear trap or fell into a pit with sharp sticks that seems way too deep? Maybe you’re caught in a cage with impenetrable bars? What if the trap you’re stuck in is a trap that you built yourself? I see this often with veterans I […]

Senate approves Dr. David Shulkin as VA Secretary


By Haley Byrd, IJR.com The Senate voted unanimously to confirm David Shulkin for Secretary of Veterans Affairs on Monday. Shulkin, previously the undersecretary of the Veterans Health Administration, experienced a smooth confirmation process. Viewed as a bipartisan pick, Shulkin’s confirmation comes after a strong show of support last Tuesday when committee members voted to advance his […]

Russian spy ship skims US waters near US submarine base


Up close and personal: Russian spy ship skims edge of US waters near sub base. It’s the latest provocation as Russia’s military appears to test Trump. By Sean Gallagher, Arstechnica.com A Russian Navy intelligence collection ship, the Viktor Leonov, is reportedly “loitering” off the US coast near Montauk Point, Long Island. That just happens to be […]

Eleven weapons that won World War II


By Jay Serafino, MentalFloss.com The technological advancements achieved during World War II made it far different from any war that came before it. The brutal trench warfare that was so important during World War I gave way to new methods of fighting, including large-scale artillery barrages, advanced air combat, and oceans littered with massive fleets […]