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

Unlawful DLI Order Attempts to Abridge Servicemember Liberty

George Orwell famously said "[if] liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear." Apparently, US Army Colonel Phillip J. Deppert and those helping him run the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center believe it means nothing at all. In an email sent earlier this [...]

A Soldier’s Story of Survival after Being Falsely Accused of Sexual Assault in the U.S. Army

PFC Thomas Chestnut My name is Thomas Chestnut, I am 28 years old. About four years ago (2012) I joined the army to become a medic. I wanted to save lives and help others. Unknown to me, during this time the Army had started a politically motivated “war” against men, supposedly to stop [...]

By | January 26th, 2017|General, Military, National Defense, Organizations, Reform, Veterans|8 Comments

Mattis Prepares to Use Knife Hands on Air Force Waste

"Every action we take will be designed to ensure our military is ready to fight today and in the future. Recognizing that no nation is secure without friends, we will work with the State Department to strengthen our alliances. Further, we are devoted to gaining full value from every taxpayer dollar spent on defense, thereby [...]