Diverse Military


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The U.S. Air Force has created two teams to address issues affecting airmen and Space Force Guardians in the LGBTQA or Native American communities, Military.com reported. On April 26, the service announced the creation of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer/Questioning Initiative Team (LIT) and the Indigenous Nations Equality Team (INET) to better examine […]

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MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa is seeking to boost representation in the U.S. Military’s highest ranks, WFLA reported. To that end, the Air Force’s AIM High program is looking to inspire and recruit youngsters to increase representation and diversity in the military by giving high school students a seat in the cockpit of aircraft. […]

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1st Lt. Maria Eggers, 24, has become the first woman and the first Latina from the 3rd Cavalry Regiment to earn the Expert Infantry Badge (EIB), qualifying at the highest level — True Blue, NBC News reported. Eggers earned the EIB in April by finishing a five-day test that measures physical fitness and ability to perform in various […]

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Michael Collins, the NASA astronaut who was the command module pilot for the Apollo 11 mission to the moon, has died at age 90 after battling cancer, CNN reported. His family shared the news Wednesday. “We regret to share that our beloved father and grandfather passed away today, after a valiant battle with cancer,” the […]

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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 […]