US Air Force officer convicted of multiple sexual assaults

D’Andre Johnson A junior Air Force officer stationed at Georgia’s Moody Air Force Base was found guilty of sexual assault this past weekend. Second Lieutenant D’Andre Johnson of the 23rd Logistics Readiness Squadron was found guilty by a panel of his peers on two charges of sexual assault. According to WTXL, Johnson was [...]

Airman killed in action in Afghanistan was top tier special operator

Staff Sgt. Dylan Elchin A special tactics Airman was killed with two soldiers when his vehicle hit an improvised explosive device in Ghazni Province, Afghanistan, Nov. 27, 2018. Staff Sgt. Dylan Elchin, 25, a special tactics combat controller with the 26th Special Tactics Squadron, was deployed in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel. Elchin [...]

By | November 29th, 2018|Featured, Military|0 Comments

Airman earns all of the top honors at Marine Corps Staff NCO Academy Advanced Course

Master Sgt. Aretha Boston, command staff superintendent of the 11th Medical Group here, poses for a portrait Oct. 24, 2018 on Joint Base Andrews. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Noah Sudolcan) On a muggy summer day in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, a Marine Corps instructor stood on a ledge overlooking a swamp. [...]

Air Force’s new annual Mental Health Assessment centers on trusted care, full spectrum medical readiness

Senior Airman Augustine Thompson-Brown is a 35th Medical Operations Squadron mental health technician at Misawa Air Base, Japan. Thompson-Brown spent most of her life homeless before joining the Air Force and shares her story to inspire others to conquer their own difficulties. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Jordyn Fetter) The Air Force [...]

By | July 31st, 2017|Military, Reform|10 Comments

Gut-Wrenching Letter Questions Legitimacy of Military Justice System

The text of the letter below was recently published at the Save Our Heroes facebook page and deserves a broader transmission. As you read through this letter, think about the fact that the author served as an Army JAG for 20 years. Think about how he now feels about a system he spent much of [...]

By | July 20th, 2017|Military, Reform|6 Comments

Air Force officer with Top Secret clearance arrested in Florida prostitution sting

An active-duty Air Force captain is one of 104 people taken into custody Saturday in a Polk County prostitution sting targeting human trafficking. Air Force Capt. Dirk Watson, stationed at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, is accused of trying to have sex with a teenage girl and is the only such suspect to be charged [...]

By | March 22nd, 2017|Air Force / Air Power, Military|6 Comments

Veterans unable to sign up for Veterans Affairs Burn Pit Registry

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) launched the Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry in June 2014 to better understand the long-term health effects of service members’ exposure to burn pits and other airborne hazards during deployment. The use of burn pits is a common waste-disposal practice at military locations outside the United States [...]

By | March 16th, 2017|General, Military, Veterans|13 Comments