Diverse Military
by Angela Reighard

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Central Ohio is mourning the loss of an original Tuskegee Airman. Hilton Carter Jr., 91, died May 6 after a life of service. As a teen, he joined the Army and flew missions with the Air Corps in the Pacific during World War II. After the war, he was assigned to Lockbourne […]

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by Department of Defense Office of Financial Readiness

Military spouses often are the family’s chief financial officer. From managing permanent-change-of-station moves to unexpected emergencies and changes in pay, there is little doubt about the importance of understanding the unique circumstances of managing personal finances in the military life. In recognition of military spouses and the important role they have in keeping the force […]

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by Anagha Srikanth

The first transgender officer granted a waiver to openly serve in the United States military under the Trump administration’s current ban is known only as Jane Doe. In March, the GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) and the National Center for Lesbian Rights filed a suit on her behalf against the Pentagon over the policy, […]

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by Staff Reports

Five Cherokee County School District Class of 2020 graduating seniors are headed to U.S. service academies, system officials said. Acceptance to one on the country’s elite military academies is a prestigious honor, as enrollment is very limited with appointees selected based on excellent records of academic performance, athletic achievement, leadership skills and community service, school […]

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Operation Recognition Awards High School Diplomas to Veterans

by Ellis Giacomelli

CANTON — High school graduates across the country typically complete coursework and receive a diploma around age 18, but those who left high school in the mid-20th century to serve as members of the U.S. Armed Forces have a different story. While the Selective Service and Training Act took effect in October 1940, and thousands […]

Aviation Industry 

by Matthew Mishrikey

In a few milliseconds, electrical arcing in aircraft wiring can release thousands of joules of energy. This is enough to ignite wire insulation, pierce hydraulic lines, and compromise critical flight-control subsystems. The aviation industry urgently needs reliable arc-fault detection and mitigation measures. Going on decades now, academic and commercial research on the subject continues because […]

Debt management

by Benjamin Krause

The VA Debt Management Center just announced it reduced call wait times by over 75 percent while also increasing calls taken by 40 percent from 2016 to 2018. As part of the agency’s veteran-focused initiatives, they agency reduced call wait times from 21 minutes in 2016 to under 5 minutes during 2018. The initiatives include […]