Diverse Military


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Bossier Parish Community College (BPCC) and Louisiana Tech University (LA Tech) have partnered to create a pathway for students seeking to join the U.S. Air Force, KTAL NBC 6 reported. This will allow students to complete their two-year degree at BPCC while participating in LA Tech’s AFROTC program, Detachment 305. “Opening up the Bossier Parish […]

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AARP Foundation’s Tax-Aide, a program to help the military community file their tax returns, will have limited availability this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Tax-Aide is free and available – on an appointment-only basis – to veterans, military personnel and military families, regardless of age or […]

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  First Lady Dr. Jill Biden will be visiting U.S. military bases in California and Washington to hear from and support military families on March 9 and 10. Biden is also planning to relaunch the 2011 initiative Joining Forces – founded by her and former First Lady Michelle Obama. This initiative seeks to help military […]

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Army Pvt. Ethan Melzer, a soldier charged with conspiring with neo-Nazis to attack his own unit, is asking for his case to be dismissed, citing that the grand jury did not include enough Black and Hispanic members, Military.com reported. The grand jury that indicted Melzer was from the northern part of the Southern District of […]

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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 […]